Feb 06 2009

Santa Cruz Tightens the Screws or Sentience Challenged at The Sentinel

Well, since the last post the City Council has gone forward with more ordinances, such as making it illegal to sit on a bench for more than an hour. At issue are seven proposed measures that would restrict panhandling around public art and directories; limit time on public benches to one hour; stop the sale Continue reading →

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Jan 08 2008

To Kill A Mockingbird

I see it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted here. The harassment and abuse continues unabated. We had a big storm Friday. That would be four days ago. The power went out in the morning and by noon everything had closed and the streets were abandoned. Pergolesi’s was probably the last place to close. Continue reading →

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Feb 21 2007

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday was pretty slim. I didn’t have enough for coffee this morning. Or cigarettes. I sat on a bench and bummed cigarettes until the library opened. I sat there all day going through the news articles, updating my forum till the 15th. Still another 3,000 or so articles to go through to get it Continue reading →

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Jun 04 2005

Staph, and so forth

There’s a new strain of staph, anti-biotic resistent. The homeless shelter, in particular, and Santa Cruz, in general, are crawling with it. One person told me they had it and took several courses of keflex and now they need a new liver. Another got it from a spider bite…they say. I may have it. I’ve Continue reading →

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