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Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office
by Free Speech Matters
Wednesday Sep 27th, 2017 9:54 AM
This morning police rousted the people at the Santa Cruz Post Office Hooverville and ordered them to vacate.
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This morning police rousted the people at the Santa Cruz Post Office Hooverville and ordered to vacate.

"Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States of America during the onset of the Depression and was widely blamed for it

Bonnie reported that police ordered everyone to vacate. They named four parks that people could go: San Lorenzo Park, Laurel Park, and two others.

The San Lorenzo Park Benchlands are currently posted with a Notice to Vacate. The San Lorenzo Park Benchlands are currently occupied by a Hooverville consisting of about two dozen tents.
§Sister City Circle Scrubbing
by Free Speech Matters Wednesday Sep 27th, 2017 9:54 AM
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§San Lorenzo Park Order to Vacate
by Free Speech Matters Wednesday Sep 27th, 2017 9:57 AM
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The San Lorenzo Park Benchlands are currently posted with a Notice to Vacate. The San Lorenzo Park Benchlands are currently occupied by a Hooverville consisting of about two dozen tents.
§Thursday - More Pressure Washing
by Free Speech Matters Thursday Sep 28th, 2017 8:43 AM
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They are back today, doing more pressure washing. Rumor has it that they are doing it in small pieces in order to maximize the harrasement.
§San Lorenzo Park on September 27, 2017
by Cracks in Society Thursday Sep 28th, 2017 1:33 PM
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The homeless situation is increasingly getting worse here in Santa Cruz. This is San Lorenzo Park bench lands early in the morning where it is illegal to sleep. The cops can't do anything because where will people go? Really shows the cracks in our society.

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by Razer Ray
Wednesday Sep 27th, 2017 7:11 PM
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The clearing of the San Lorenzo Park Benchlands is an inevitability because it's a very real Flood Plain, as anyone who lived in Santa Cruz in 1982/83 can testify. We watched the river water completely cover the benchlands and begin it's slow climb up the last rise to... the County Building. Alas and alack, the waters receded before pouring down the ramp into the basement of the building which would have done untold amounts of damage and may have even forced, dast I say... (Dast! Dast!) ... and may have even forced the County Building's demolition.

Odd are, for now, as soon as the events posted are over people will move back in, until the winter rainy months. It's really too cold damp, and downright wet there for any sensible person to stay there in the winter, and LOTS of nice cozy Downtown Business Association doorways to sleep in anyway.
by Steve Schnaar
Thursday Sep 28th, 2017 12:21 PM
There is a Hepatitis A outbreak in SC right now spreading predominately among unhoused people. I don't know the details of why people were asked to leave but seems fine and even commendable if the City is trying to take steps to limit the spread of the disease. I know the County is also doing outreach to give out free vaccinations.

In addition to vaccinations what would really help slow the spread of Hep A would be sufficient access to 24-hr sanitary bathrooms and hand-washing for everyone.
by GT reports
Thursday Sep 28th, 2017 12:37 PM
Article in GoodTimes:

City public works employees installed new wash stations outside each of the downtown portable toilets, and they are sending two cleaning crews per day downtown, one with steam cleaning equipment and another with sidewalk scrubbers, according to parking services manager Marlin Granlund. Public Works spokesperson Janice Bisgaard says crews are now cleaning the area outside the post office every week, instead of every other week, based on “complaints of foul odors and uncleanliness.”
by Reader
Thursday Sep 28th, 2017 3:15 PM
Santa Cruz seems to be getting the best of Steve Schnaar. I don't trust his "feelings" on this issue.

Here is a recent quote of his:

"It's got to the point I see homeless people and whether I even know that person, sometimes I have an emotional response of irritation or anger."


https://www.facebook.com/steve.schnaar/posts/2001454900100857
by Razer Ray
Friday Sep 29th, 2017 4:57 PM
Copy the code below to embed this movie into a web page:
Video: Trying to have a convo with housies leading the houseless be like.

The people at the PostOrifice just move out of the way when work's in progress and move back when the work's done. I suspect the same will happen on the benchlands of the park too. At least until winter rains.
by give a shit co founder
Tuesday Oct 10th, 2017 5:30 PM
God forbid you should forget the password to the nearest gated toilet.
Because the city has been negligent in providing working sinks in public toilets.
What idiots. Rome solved the 24 hour toilet problem over 2000 years ago.
If you get hepatitis a .
Sue the city

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