For some (Freudian?) reason, I thought this said "Hooterville".
I am confused are the homeless trying to raise money and awareness for breast cancer? Kind of a homeless-a-thon.
When I saw this I thought of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Thanks for covering this. At least the food columnists can cover for the news department when they drop a story!
4 days late but oh well - i guess the armpits and pitbulls were more of an action item there at 'work'. We understand.
Given that the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression were named for the incompetent president largely responsible for allowing their creation, we should really update the term and call this "Bushville".
Also, I think it is positively criminal for city officials to exacerbate the suffering of homeless people by forcing them out of a place without giving them another place to stay. These people deserve to be treated with compassion rather than being treated as pests.
@7I'm not positive, I only was paying attention to this story as background noise when the local news ran it, but I think Nickels is sending social workers down there and offering rooming for all the homeless there.
The shelter beds the mayor offered are nonexistent. Ever try to get into one? You'll be in a line with 20 people with 5 beds available on the coldest nights.
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