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Homeless Person Of The Week

In this week's issue, I wrote about the (In)visible Project, an exhibit that hopes to give San Diegans insight ... more

Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

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Jul 27, 2011 12:00 AM News

About a year ago, during a staff meeting, we came up with the idea for a new feature: Each week, one of us would find someone who's homeless, get that person's story and boil it down to 400 words-long enough, we hoped, to get a point across... more

Jul 15, 2008 12:00 AM News

It's the day after the Fourth of July, and Greg Sullivan is talking politics with a middle-aged couple near the corner of Newport Avenue and Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. Not for kicks, mind you-he's collecting signatures in hopes of helping... more

Jul 8, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Lawrence Johnson is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and canvas coat on an otherwise warm June day. Granted, he's in an air-conditioned room at the Tubman Chavez Multicultural Center, there to listen to a panel discussion on home foreclosures. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Living on the streets ain't all that bad, says Keith, stationed at his usual corner in Ocean Beach hawking his handmade bracelets, anklets and necklaces, but he says it ain't all that good, either. more

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

As he flips a cardboard sign for cars passing the corner of 11th Avenue and A Street, Brian Whitworth's enthusiasm belies his daily struggles. He's so friendly and eager to talk that it's easy to forget he's been living on the streets for y... more

Jun 10, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Joe Gomez is 46, looks 36 and won't live to see 56. He was told four months ago that he has three to five years left, partially a result of being HIV-positive but mostly due to a rapidly deteriorating liver ravaged by years of drinking. "My... more

Jun 3, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

It's Memorial Day, and several U.S. military veterans are among a handful of people-mostly men-killing time along a linear park that follows a portion of train track south of the intersection of Kettner Boulevard and Broadway in Downtown Sa... more

May 27, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our series putting names on San Diego's homeless more

May 13, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Otis sits on a plastic chair in the shade of a small tree. With his top hat and tuxedo (with tails), he stands out from the others. more

May 6, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Behind a brightly colored, overgrown bougainvillea bush in Linda Vista hides the modest home of Christine Hauser. She's lived in the house for more than 20 years, but this week she's getting kicked out-evicted for defaulting on her loans. more

Apr 29, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Sitting in her tent on an East Village street corner, Henria Wilson gently probes her swollen left knee. In her low Barbados drawl-reduced almost to a whisper from throat surgery-she worries that the pain might mean bone cancer. more

Apr 22, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Apr 8, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Mar 18, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Mar 11, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Mar 4, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Feb 26, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego's homeless more

Feb 19, 2008 12:00 AM News & Opinion