Posted by Dan, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm
I've often wondered what was in all those bags hanging off the two shopping carts that guy has. The bags bulge out of the cart for 3 feet to the top, front, and sides of his carts. If the same guy was camped in the same place where both fires started, clearly he's creating a hazard and something needs to be done. Compassion and tolerance for the homeless doesn't mean you have to let him burn down your school through carelessness.
Posted by Jeff, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:58 am
It's the same, mentally ill guy, with the same flammable bags of bags that he collects, and stores next to the fence along the bike path behind Paly, or at Peers Park next to the tennis courts. After now 2 fires from his bags of bags collection, be sure to let fire and police officials know when you see a new accumulation. It'll only take a few days.