Article Photos: An Oklahoma City homeless population explosion downtown? 6/8

Melinda, 40, gets a lick from her friend's dog. The dog belongs to Edie Johnson, right. The women are sitting on parking blocks on the side of a building in the Film Row District. Many downtown homeless stay in the area along Sheridan, California and Reno between Walker and Western. Photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2010. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman