1 hour ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Nextdoor and Comcast Blows.

What a horrible company and a terrible “substitute” for everyblock. Boycotting Nextdoor. I will never join that bullsh@! website.

  • The Logan Square sites on Nextdoor have almost no content. Hopefully that will change when people migrate.

  • I follow a geographic area rather than a neighborhood and I'm sad that I won't be able to do this.

Jul 08

Updated 3 hours ago

Seamstress/Tailor

Does anyone know a great seamstress or tailor in the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, or Bucktown area?
I have a nice dress for a wedding that I need to get tailored!

Thanks!

  • Ditto on Fit N Stiches ... great work. Way better than a dry cleaner ;)

  • posting to save the recommendations or at least I hope. Not sure how the EB archive is going to work!

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

I love EveryBlock and Next Door, but they are very different.

I'm so sorry to be losing EveryBlock. I'm already a member of Next Door, but that is only for communicating to neighbors very close to me. I like getting information on other neighborhoods as well. As an animal welfare business owner, volunteer and advocate, my desire to help pets and their people is not just limited to my own neighborhood. I currently follow 22 different EveryBlock neighborhoods. Next Door won't allow me to do that.

So bummed. Thanks EveryBlock for all you've done to connect people.

Alicia

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Logan Square Community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/logan+square+community/keywords_search

Once Everyblock is gone, let’s try to keep in touch. I found this in a search and have not been approved by the admin, but I hope others join.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Still no response after 1 week from existing LSq FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoganSquareCommunity/
    3 Administrators listed. Founded by Steve Niketopoulos. Perhaps on summer break. Maybe EB member here with this existing FB could give heads up about folks awaiting "approval"

  • I don't use FB but I'm going to archive this page so if I ever decide to then I'll have the info. Thanks everyone! Going to miss EB.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thoughts on Everyblock closing down...It is 'time' for me to leave anyway....

I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not...

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I have depended on Everyblock for recommendations of workers, neighborhood news, crime in the area, good news postings, pictures of package stealing...and lost dogs....
I read with interest my neighbors opinions and 'feelings' on subjects and it was a learning experience for me.
I followed GoFundMe pages that they recommended.
I donated to school because it was posted here...

But it is time to leave for me...look what I have BECOME????

I read the posts of people that do not have 'kindness' (something we really need these days..) towards their neighbors posts...and I NOW go after 'a troll' when before I would 'just let it go' ...recently to the point of reporting HIM to Everyblock to monitor his comments. (I have never gone to Everyblock before...)
(His 'nasty' comments 'hurt my feelings'....how did I GET to this point???)
Bart doesn't post his amazing pictures any more; and people go after him when he is just posting 'the first to know'...(I'm certainly not the first to know...)
I WILL MISS the kind posts that I have received...and the people who I have truly enjoyed their threads...
but I now won't miss the 'Everyblock' - the one I used to know..as it is no more...
Thanks to the neighbors who helped me; thanks to the neighbors who cared; and thanks to the neighbors that bought me a 'neighborhood' to share with them..

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

For anyone on EB who would like to keep in touch after it shuts down on 7/19 ...

Click on my name and send me an email from that page.

Please include your EB name, real name, and email address.

For those who don't care to, s'ok.

I will miss EB. It provided a lot of very useful information, trolls notwithstanding. I met some very interesting people here.

But it's not goodbye. It's "See Ya Later."

Good luck, all!

Gil

40 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thank You!

I will miss Everyblock. Thanks for all your support of my rants and observations! I am easy enough to find down the road- You can see all my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/with/41649312300/
Listen to me here: www.BartShore.com and follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

34 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Basement Digout

Anyone dug out the basement recently? Looking for ballpark estimated cost for a brick building - all posts about that subject date back to 2014 and I was wondering what is the price now.

  • I have a walk-in basement from the front and rear of the building. I was also looking at the cost and estimates were also around $50k. What I learn is that I need to first get a zoning change approved

  • From what we've found, the underpinning is the most expensive. Is it worth it only to go down to the footings?
    Wish I could follow this but EB no more...

35 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

One more for the road...

Just wanted to one last time, direct all of the haters to the last vacancy being filled on the south side of Logan Square (the actual square)

And being filled by a big-time bar group. Guess it won't be so empty after all!

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/17/former-johnnys-grill-will-soon-be-new-spot-from-cocktail-pros-behind-estereo-sportsmans-club/

    Former Johnny's Grill Will Soon Be New Spot From Cocktail Pros Behind Estereo, Sportsman's Club
    Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago The bar group is not talking (yet) about their plans for the Johnny's Grill space. Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor Original Reporting - + This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).
    https://blockclubchicago.org
  • So your last post is a self aggrandizzing “I told you so” post. What an a-hole.

  • More or less!

    But at least I chose to push my beef to the internet rather than glueing it to private property :)

    So one a-hole calling out another a-hole and his a-hole apologizers for being a-holes.

40 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

    Are the Police Racist?
    Are the police racist? Do they disproportionately shoot African-Americans? Are incidents in places like Ferguson and Baltimore evidence of systemic discrimination? Heather Mac Donald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, explains.
    https://www.prageru.com
  • Sad day on earth when we start accusing math & statistics of being racists

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Several different studies done be renowned colleges with factual numbers and still called racist! I would say that is very racist! The video of the shooting on the South side in Chicago is fake too. It is very obvious that the male black was only going to hand over his gun to the evil officers who should be named and arrested for doing their jobs. Chicago is lost.

9 hours ago

Last Post for Me - Shakespeare in the Humboldt park Aug 9-10

Make sure your summer is complete by watching this year's Shakespeare in the Park at Humboldt Park Thurs Aug 9 and Fri Aug 10 ( both nites at 630PM).

This event is FREE, and very family friendly.

https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/explore_season/parks2018

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program seven years ago, more than 130,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.
    https://www.chicagoshakes.com

26 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police?

Did anyone just hear all those banging noises and now ambulance/police? I'm near the square but it sounds like it was near Fullerton and Kenzie

  • What time ? I heard something . I live at the corner of Fullerton and Kedzie . I also heard gunshots about 3 days ago at about 3:30 am .

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

House cleaner recommendations for AirBnB?

My wife and I are looking for a house cleaner to help us clean/turnover a 1 BR/1 BA apartment that we are renting on AirBnB. It is near Western/Armitage. We need someone with a flexible schedule, because the frequency and scheduling of cleanings will vary based on reservations.

  • kim helping beautify OIP one plant at a time

    my brother just let me know that it's cool to post his phone number here, so you can text him about further information regarding their airbnb cleaning business.

    christian & lili - 847.401.1184

  • Hi! If you're still looking, my brother-in-law, Emidio, currently is a housekeeper for another bnb and would be happy to help you as well! His email is
    emaunze05@gmail.com

17 hours ago

Aldermen have newsletters too

Most wards in Chicago have a weekly online newsletter where you can get info on local events and infrastructure projects. If you live in the 35th, check out aldermancarlosrosa.org to subscribe and see where your money goes.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Petition to stop a cell tower from going up on the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway in Logan

Someone started a petition to push Alderman Santiago (31st ward) in Logan Square to stop a cell array from being constructed by T-Mobile on top of a residential building at the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway Ave. I live down the street and would rather not see it from my window.
Here it is if anyone wants to read it over and sign it if you agree that it would be an eyesore/annoyance on a residential street:

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/residents-for-a-tower-free-logan-square.html#.W0vqdUDt8MY.facebook

    Alderwoman Santiago, stop the T-Mobile tower at 3714-16 W Wrightwood Ave.
    Target: 31st Ward Alderman Milly Santiago Region: United States of America Please note: While we appreciate support from people who live anywhere, signatures from residents in Logan Square are the most helpful. Please share with anyone you know in Logan Square, specifically those near the corner of Wrightwood and Ridgeway!
    https://www.gopetition.com

Jul 05

Updated 29 hours ago

Break in

This guy broke into my building near Armitage and California early Monday morning. We have security guards on the door but he was able to gain entry with a crowbar or similar tool. Police have been notified.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    @zobearsky, there is no bond mentioned. Do they list I-Bond as a way of bonding out?

  • Zoebearsky, cook county sheriff website still shows Gregory Bowers in custody with another court data 08/06/2018.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Carjacked on Fullerton at Noon on 7/14

Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help....

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Hi all ...Apologies if you’re seeing this twice, but forgot to select Logan Square in my original post. Wanted to let you know I got carjacked today in broad daylight in Logan Square. I was on Fullerton by the Social Security office at Sawyer. I had just parked and locked my car when two young black men approached me and demanded my keys. I yelled at them hoping I’d scare them off and when that failed, I yelled for help. Several people simply stood by and watched. I do know at least 2 people called 911 — so if you’re out there and you did that, thank you. To the lone guy who sought me out to make sure I was ok, thank you. To the two guys across the street who watched two men throw me to the ground, steal my purse and then steal my car, I hope this never happens to you. But if it does, I pray someone helps you though you did not help me. At any rate, just wanted to give everyone the heads up to be alert. Police report has been filed. Credit cards have been canceled. Locks have been changed. And if anyone on Everyblock did see something they could share with police to catch these guys, that would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man im so sorry to hear that!! I hate when people rather stand by and oooh and aah or record with their phones and not do nothing. Sorry those idiots just stood there while you were assaulted. Hope your ok.

  • Back when I was mugged by two nervous teens, one holding a gun to my ribs I was happy no one intervened to frighten him into pulling his itchy trigger finger. Losing a car, phone, purse etc. is far cheaper than a gut wound. Had I been CCW they would have had another gun too. It happens quickly and suddenly and when you least expect it. Thankfully OP was not injured. Cars can be replaced.

4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

New Parkway Trees Please Help Water

You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many...

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You may have seen a number of trees that have been planted in the parkways of many of the bikerdike homes and surrounding areas. While it is great to beautify the neighborhood and invest in the long-term benefits of trees, the city missed the mark on this effort. While, gator bags have been placed around the trees, these only provide water for 5-11 hours, not days or weeks. The past month has been quite hot and with little rain, many of the trees are already loosing their leaves, signifying they will not make it.

The residents at the bickerdike homes thought the city was watering the trees. They should have been informed about the new planting and to take part in the care of the trees, but they do not have access to exterior water to help care for them. Our neighbor showed us that her water spigot had been covered over with a lock that does not make water accessible. We tried to water the trees, but being two homes down, our hose does not reach.
If you have newly planted trees and a hoes long enough to reach, please help water them.

  • my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky...

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    my friends have found that those pocket hoses fall apart - have you used yours more than one year? I use 100 ft. + of hose.....umph ! But I do not use the old rubber ones....too heavy for me to schlep to the garage for the winter - too bulky too....I purchased the metal encased hoses AND the skinny hoses....but with the rain we have had these two years - I have not had to water much - I have very big trees in the yard and the parkway - that helps....all my plants are happy....
    Now about the horses - I was thinking about them trying to pull heavy loads thru a field....so much resistance ( yes I took Physics in school ) - . But thanks for the suggestion about the hoses.....

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Susy D - The hose lasted at least a year with heavy use during the year (watering the huge tree in the parkway especially :-)). However, last year, the building was sold, so don't know if it's still in use.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Man Robbed and Sexually Assaulted in 2600 block N Western Ave early Sunday 7/15

LOGAN SQUARE (7/15/2018)— A 23-year-old man told police that he was robbed by a group of men and then sexually assaulted as he walked in the 2600 block of North Western early Sunday, according to a police spokesperson.
The victim reported that a group of men approached him, pushed him to the ground, and then beat him with an unknown object before taking his valuables. One of the offenders then sexually assaulted the victim, according to the police report. No one is in custody. The victim was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Area North detectives are investigating. Reported in:
http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/07/briefly-mag-mile-gunplay-ends-with-car.html

    Briefly: Mag Mile Gunplay Ends With Car Crash; Man Says He Was Robbed And Raped In Logan Square; More
    MAGNIFICENT MILE - No arrests have been made after a car chase and crash that began with men posting photos of themselves with handguns near the Historic Water Tower on Friday evening, police said.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Wtf?! I wish there was a description of the assailants. I hope this poor man is ok.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    source for this is reliable (cwbchicago blog). Robbery / alleged rape near movie multiplex on 26xx N Western. Crime and violence affects us all.

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Before this all goes away, may I get 'dog trainer' recommendations?

My 2 adopted senior dogs are the best, but I had my last 'furry girlfriend' for 16 years and I 'forgot' what I learned @ dogs - so I need 'training' for 'us'....Thanks for any suggestions....

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Comcast sucks, greedy buzzards. They could just leave it up but NO, it's about profits.

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Somebody else said “another reason to hate Comcast” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been with them for 17 years&I’m counting the days until I leave.

2 days ago

FOUND DOG Fullerton & Milwaukee

We ran into a women who had found a small wire haired terrier type dog at Fullerton and Milwaukee. Small, brown and black, missing part of tail, very friendly. She left her information with 311 if any one is missing this dog.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Everyblock Logan Square Facebook Group

Since there has been some interest I created a group. There has been no response from the Logan Square Community Group to my request for membership.
So please sign up and continue to post my Everyblock friends!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1791531560931578/

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Nom de Guerre

OK, so where were we ...

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Oh yeah ... pseudonyms.

    Who cares, really?

    "O! Be some other name:
    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet."
    (~ Willie S.)

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    Or was that actually Sir Francis Bacon using a nom de plume?

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Breaking News Friday AM- 6AM

Shooting in Logan Square- Diversey either side of St. Louis blocked . No one in custody. Investigation continues. Victim listed in good condition.

4 days ago

Art in the Park postponed til July 28

The Unity Park Advisory Council decided not to hold their popular Art in the Park event today (Saturday) due to wet conditions. They will try again 2 weeks from now. All events at Unity Park are free, no ticket required.

Sep 20 2016

Updated 4 days ago

Rat Infestation

I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited...

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I am experiencing a rat infestation. One of my neighbors does not pick up their dogs' poop. The dogs are significantly large and I can see the poop from my fence. I know this is attracting rats. My backyard is clean and I have nothing outside (patio furniture and planters have been put away). I have had the city bait the alley a few times and requested to have my backyard baited. Instead of baiting my backyard, the city baited the alley for the 3rd time in two months. I am going crazy. The rats are hanging out in my backyard and are setting my sensor light off during the night. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know of an effective rat poison? Talking to my neighbors is useless since they don't want to be told what they "shouldn't do on their property".

Jul 10

Updated 4 days ago

Free Slurpee Day

Tomorrow is 7/11, which means Free Slurpees. I'd like to hear thoughts from neighbors. Thank you

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Lunch/Wifi

where can I go for lunch and secure wifi?

  • LincolnSquarist LSRCC's biggest fan girl.

    Secure Wifi?

    Your house.

  • There's no such thing as a secure wifi if your using someone else's network. If it's password protected you still can get MITMed from anyone else with the password or the network operator. That's why invented end to end encryption which almost all sites use now.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Taco Bell -

The newly remodeled Taco Bell next to Menards on Clybourn opens this Monday 7/16/18...not sure why it had to be remodeled, but they did. I had a craving for it today. It had to be Taco Bell or nothing. I went with nothing.

Looking forward to the new Cantina Taco Bell in Logan Square, at Milwaukee and Richmond, they have a new sign up, so perhaps they are getting closer to completion.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Tim

    great!

  • Kittyhop,

    I hope you will join Nexdoor.
    We will miss you and ,all the other helpful ,concerned citizens.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Garage Repair recommendations....

Actually, my doors are fine (and newly painted) but the rollers and metal strips need attention.

Thank you for any help...

  • Hi KittyHop....My very good friend has a garage door repair service...I have recommended him many times on FB, all with raving reviews and compliments. You will not be disappointed! All Around Garage Door....Free Estimates...Serving City and Suburbs...Dan Skulski....danskulski@yahoo.com....(773) 544-3667....Tell him Betty refered you. Thanks, Kitty

  • Local Yocal Logan Square resident since 2000

    Robert's Garage Door Professionals of Chicago. Really good!

Jul 10

Updated 6 days ago

    https://static1.squarespace.com
  • JJ,
    I am not trying to insult you, but did you read the original post or the posted report?

    It is about cities spending taxpayer money on large verdict payouts, and the way investors that are cozy with pols make a ton of money off of us taxpayers.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is a MUST READ. Chicago is 1/12 or .080 of the cities listed. YET we issue 81% of the BONDS to pay for 709/877mil of police brutality case losses.

    Chicago Taxpayers are floating bonds and paying INTEREST on these brutality cases.

    Who can stop this nonsense?????? What in the world is the BUDGET DIRECTOR thinking?

    Please READ and say an opinion. I had NO IDEA that Bonds would be floated to cover this loss! Taxpayers not only pay but we pay interest on top of it!!!!

Jul 09

Updated 6 days ago

Catalytic converter?

Anyone know where I can get a catalytic converter replaced for less than $350? I have a 2002 honda odyssey. Some scum bag cut it out the night before last on LeMoyne and Kedzie.

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    There are theft-proof cages you can have installed over your CC when you get it replaced. A quick online search should get one for the M&M of your car.

  • bricknmortar Humboldt resident since 1990

    Thank you JC I didn't know that. I also learned that there is an oxygen sensor in vehicles attached to the converter which is also stolen at the time because of course thieves just cut the whole thing out. This sensor is another $150 and you need it if you wan't your vehicle to pass the emissions test!

6 days ago

new 2018 PROPERTY TAX Assessments --> Assessor Appeal Workshop July 23

Logan Square / Jefferson Township triennial reassessments being mailed out by Cook County Assessor. Property Tax Exemptions & Appeal Workshop scheduled Monday JULY 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 3636 W Wolfram / SAINT HYACINTH Basilica Resurrection Hall with Assessor staff. Some folks may have BIG increases. Proper Exemptions and Appeal can help. 2018 Assessment will be used for 2018 taxes which are paid in 2019. Posting here before EveryBlock disappears.

6 days ago

new 2018 PROPERTY TAX Assessments --> Assessor Appeal Workshop July 23

Logan Square / Jefferson Township triennial reassessments being mailed out by Cook County Assessor. Property Tax Exemptions & Appeal Workshop scheduled JULY 23 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 3636 W Wolfram / SAINT HYACINTH Basilica Resurrection Hall with Assessor staff. Some folks may have BIG increases. Proper Exemptions and Appeal can help. 2018 Assessment will be used for 2018 taxes which are paid in 2019. Posting here before EveryBlock disappears.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    WTF not again.
    Sigh. Just another reason to hate Comcast.

Jul 07

Updated 6 days ago

Homeless Camps on the Boulevards

I'm looking for opinions about the two tents that have popped up for the past month on Kedzie's boulevard. It's about people, but it's not an emergency, and it's not an ideal place for housing. Neighbors, what are your thoughts about this?

  • We all need to VOTE for people who don't close shelters and mental health facilities. We also need to realize that a good portion of these people just wants to do drugs and be on the street. You can't make them get help. The one in front of the Church...

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    We all need to VOTE for people who don't close shelters and mental health facilities. We also need to realize that a good portion of these people just wants to do drugs and be on the street. You can't make them get help. The one in front of the Church at Wrightwood tried to attack me and my 4-month-old. He chased us and grabbed the stroller. Broad daylight, no one came to my aid. Lot's of people out it was a Saturday. I called the police not sure if they even showed up.
    I am a foster mom, that's how I help out, I try to save the kids. This case involves a mom who was 8 months pregnant and didn't even know. She and her husband have lived happily in tent camps for 12 years. They were interviewed a few years ago bragging that they love it. Mom is a prostitute and even saw clients while in the hospital, PREGNANT! and got drugs into the hospital. Every day of the pregnancy she did, Coke, Heroin, Weed, Alcohol, and cigs. Baby went through withdrawal. They've been arrested 5 times each for prostitution, drugs, theft, trespassing etc. Dad has 8 kids from 3 moms, one is on the way 6 mos after the one I have. This is the reality of the situation folks. Don't go up and talk to any of them while alone. Tim, you can make bags of food, clothing, blankets and the like and drop them off if you really want to help them. Just saying hi does nothing unless you come with supplies, housing, drug treatment, physch services and a job. Good luck. Vote for Judges that don't let these people back out on the street a million times. Vote for a Mayor and Governor that don't close shelters and clinics.

  • Ms. Logan, very scary for you - glad you are OK.

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