I was given a wonderful day away from work, this past Wednesday.
My dear friend, Robin (also a Realtor), took me to the Golden Gate Theatre to see the production of:
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
This was the second year that she's treated me to the theater. The location of the seats was wonderful. We were close enough to the stage that I felt I could reach out and touch the actors.
But it's just downright sad about the homeless folks: high on drugs, wandering, talking to themselves (or worse).
Robin pretty much steered me on how to get through and around them.
Here's a photo of a car that has clearly stopped (and is vacant/empty), regardless that the sign says 'NO STOPPING'. Who knows how long it's been there?
This reminds me of downtown Oakland, as I drive through the city, while taking a friend home from our church services on Wednesday evenings, and Sunday mornings.
I do not envy London Breed, the SF Mayor. In fact, I don't envy any mayor who is governing any city in CA., and who must deal with these issues. And that includes Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor of Alameda.
(Do you notice that the names that go with the 'Mayor' title are all female?)
Back to our day @ the theater:
We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. The weather was perfect, before we went inside the Golden Gate Theatre, and once we came outside.
But what will it take to give the homeless folks any idea about a better way to live? Any thoughts?
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