Since this is a blog, I do not usually request a response. But I am asking Kevin Faulconer, Mayor Sanders, & anyone else who cares to please respond and let me know what can be done about this particular area of homeless persons. I do not want to be afraid to leave my apartment.

Thanking you in advance.


I never did get any response. I wrote that on 4/21/09. That was 5 months ago. Things have not improved and the total population of homeless has increased in this downtown/East Village neighborhood. AND I am afraid to walk around here. I should not be housebound because our City Leaders can't or won't make a decision. Watching people relieve themselves, leave trash, argue, all from the comfort of my apartment. And anyone buying a downtown condo can have the same! (Noise should be in all downtown Real Estate mandatory disclosures).

I did get an e-mail from Kevin Faulconer's office today, "There were two proposals submitted to the City which are now being reviewed by a selection committee. That committee is made up of Downtown residents, businesses interests, social service advocates, and other organizations." This is a confidential process and their decision then goes back to the City Council.

This sure is a long drawn out process. I realize that things take time, but the Homeless situation has been plaguing San Diego for many years. Somebody needs to step up to the plate. Do something.

On to network TV premier week. Monday "House" was intense and Hugh Laurie was very believable. That's all I watched as I fell asleep. Tuesday, NCIS was disturbing but ended great. Yes, Mark Harmon is just as wonderful as ever. NCIS LA was completely unimpressive. Their 'office' is a beach house, sorta. The 2 main characters do not have the chemistry. I was so disinterested, I was on my computer playing a game. Law & Order and CSI have managed to make the 'other location' shows work. I just didn't like this one. The "Good Wife" was quite good. Juliana Margulies going back to work as an attorney should be interesting. And there is chemistry between her & husband, Chris Noth. Tonight I am recording as I needed to get stuff done. I did, however watch the Padres beat Colorado.

So long

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CuddleFish Sept. 26, 2009 @ 6:38 p.m.

Ooooh, dang, I missed that episode of House, the two hour season opener! DON'T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED!!! Gonna see if I can find it to watch right now!

Though I gotta say, the season finale was not my favorite.

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shizzyfinn Sept. 26, 2009 @ 8 p.m.

Auntie, what should be done about the increasing numbers of homeless? Complaining is one thing, solving problems quite another. What's the "something" you want people like Faulconer to do?

One more question...Have you attempted to converse with any of the homeless folks in your neighborhood? Perhaps you could ask them how they got there, and what might help them get back on their feet. I'd guess these conversations could reduce your fear, boost your compassion, and give you a lot more material to work with as you lobby for change. Might make for some interesting blog posts, too.

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PistolPete Oct. 1, 2009 @ 11:53 a.m.

She's too busy watching really bad television :-D

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