Tuesday, January 06, 2009

There Goes The Neighborhood

The latest news from Bridgeville sure puts a different twist own homeless issues. With a non- profit group looking at buying the town to turn it into a homeless rehabilitation center, we might see the homeless displacing the homed. Kind of the opposite of the norm, isn't it?

Still, at first I didn't think too much of it. What's wrong with trying to get people back on their feet? Then one of the comments on the Times- Standard web site brought up what I missed at first: They plan on busing in homeless from other parts of the state. This isn't for the homeless around here.

Not sure I like that idea, at least NOT IN MY BACK YARD!


At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was surprised to read that too. With the homeless problem here and that town being pretty close I would hope that Humboldt County would be able to benefit.

At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Potential trimmers/cleaners for the Blocksburg/Dinsmore growers. They'd probably work for less.

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Tapperass said...

Will these homeless people arriving by the bus load be considered imports???

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Folks from da nabahood! fred! Da nabahood.

Of all the great fun amazing things you could do with Bridgeville - to try'n have a treatment center in the drug capital of California... Humboldt County. Maybe they'll put in the first pot plantation, teach all the homeless to grow pot.

What a concept.

Beats da nabahood.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Randy Weaver said...

The ongoing saga of Bridgeville, the little town that's always for sale. But really, I can't think of a dumber place to put a homeless center. People trying to get off the street need access to services and all of needed services are 50 miles away in Eureka (or further).

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I wouldn't worry too much about that. I'm sure they'll end up in Eureka, or nearby, so they can access those services after they leave the program.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Of all the great fun amazing things you could do with Bridgeville - to try'n have a treatment center in the drug capital of California... Humboldt County.

The old Dinsmore Lodge was once a drug and alcohol treatment center, I believe in the 1980's and is much further out Highway 36.

This is like the Church of CRUST. They probably won't be able to make the down payment.

This could also be a burden on Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna.

Here is a story about Bridgeville:

I remember Bridgeville when it was for sale for $80,000. Again, I think that was in the 1980's. Before they built the new bridge there was a little cafe hanging out over the river. They served very good food. When the hostess served our dinner, I had this horrible sharp pain in my abdomen. The hostess and I looked at my belly, and a tick had lodge itself in my navel. The hostess applied vasoline because, "It makes there head back out."

Then she pulled it out with tweezers, but the head was stuck in my navel. However, I ate my dinner, which was good. My navel still hurt, so I went to the student health center at HSU and the Dr. took it out. I was reassured that it was not a deer tick that causes Lyme's Disease.

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Randy Weaver said...

True, there was a rehab in Dinsmore, but I'll bet that it didn't have 200 patients at a time or have plans to run Dinsmore as a utopian society.

At 12:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh, why so much fuss over one little concentration-camp? Jeez, Germany had a whole bunch of them back in the early forties...


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