NIMBYs, Ruining Everything as Always

When you only have 4,000 people in the project room key hotels but you had a goal of getting 20,000 people into hotels, you have to ask some serious questions. do we not actually have 20,000 homeless people? Well yes we do. do they not want to go into housing or shelter of any kind?Continue reading “NIMBYs, Ruining Everything as Always”

Should $12 and a Knife Cost a Life?

A letter mailed in February was answered in September by Los Angeles County. It denied the release of a peaceful elderly prisoner who has served over 30 years for stealing $12 while holding a knife. Yikes. Justice is not always just. Covid-19 is in the prisons and jails. Can we reform the prisons and legalContinue reading “Should $12 and a Knife Cost a Life?”

Housing Skills come from experience

Over the weekend what other shelters added refrigerator stopped working. I received several emails from the guests there. Eventually they figured out that it was the fuse box and flipped the switch. Today one of the housing staff was baffled that they didn’t know to do that automatically, and actually they were more than incredulousContinue reading “Housing Skills come from experience”

How to Test Your Drugs for Fentanyl with a Test Strip

Testing Injectable Drugs After preparing your shot, set it aside and test the residue that was left on the cooker or spoon. Add a small amount of water into the residue in the spoon or cooker. Stir the mixture, of residue and water, with the bottom end of a clean needle. While holding the blue end ofContinue reading “How to Test Your Drugs for Fentanyl with a Test Strip”

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