Friday, August 29, 2014

Sperling's Does Eureka

I received an e-mail from a guy on the East Coast asking me some questions about Eureka. He included this Sperling's Best Places web site that has comments from various people about Eureka. Most aren't very complimentary. 

I replied to him that there is some truth to all the comments, but some people tend to focus on negative things, others the positive. I tend to see a little of both. How do you see things?


At 1:35 PM, Blogger MOLA:42 said...

Advise folks not to take their kids to the "Devil's Playground."

If they keep that in mind then they should be good to go.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I wrote back to that guy in regards all the comments about the prevalence of bums and homeless (including myself as one of the bums). I'm not sure if there's more here now than when I moved up here over 40 years ago, or it just looks that way.

Since industry pretty much left the area, and many working folk with it, I wonder if they just became a more visible element than they were back in the day?

At 4:59 PM, Blogger MOLA:42 said...

When I was much younger (30 years ago) I lived near the "Devil's Playground" (it didn't have a name then)and wandered around because I liked being near the bay. The graffiti was interesting and hardly anyone lived out there.

It's a residential neighborhood now. Perhaps all those folks were camping elsewhere but I don't recall encountering "campers" as much then as I do now.

My judgement, based completely on unreliable anecdotal evidence, is the problem is definitely worse.

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Professorlocknload said...

Much worse, indeed. Though South Spit was quite the piece of work back in the day.

But Palco Marsh is becoming a formidable spectacle these days.

As Gentrification in metro areas continues, and tolerance for the lower rungs of society by central planning visionaries diminishes, the exodus of "untouchables" from those designer "communes" to more welcoming (less hostile?) environs will likely continue.

These folks will follow the path of least resistance. Until the recipient areas draw the line, they will become host.

Build it and they will come. Lock the gate and they will go elsewhere. Whattayagonnado?

Don't like it, vote with your feet, I guess.

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Professorlocknload said...

Hey Fred. On being a bum, here is an interesting take on the plight of those who consider themselves libertarians, but still accept socialist security and such. Guess we're all bums now, eh?


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