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Many of them are man-made. We need to be more careful.
It’s just a fact of life in California. The best we can do is be prepared.
It’s only going to get worse thanks to climate change and poor fire suppression methods.
Why does this keep happening? Smokey Bear is slacking off at his job!

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The following article was posted on September 4th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 6 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 6

Panhandling is not homelessness

By Shelagh Considine - Morro Bay

I just read Rachel Hough’s letter about panhandlers at stop signs (“Stop,” Aug. 15). She confuses homelessness with panhandling at stop signs. In Morro Bay there is a couple who have a home. They trade off doing shifts at Albertson’s parking lot because they make as much panhandling as they would at a regular job. This has nothing to do with homelessness.

This has to do with panhandling.