David “Doc” Walker secures money from a passing car while flying a sign that says “Hungry Struggling Model” near the corner of Howe Ave and Fair Oaks Blvd July 26, 2001.
David “Doc” Walker secures money from a passing car while flying a sign that says “Hungry Struggling Model” near the corner of Howe Ave and Fair Oaks Blvd July 26, 2001. Chris Crewell Sacramento Bee File
David “Doc” Walker secures money from a passing car while flying a sign that says “Hungry Struggling Model” near the corner of Howe Ave and Fair Oaks Blvd July 26, 2001. Chris Crewell Sacramento Bee File
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