By Scanner Andrew
A subject was trapped in the waters in the mission creek near Hwy 101 at Carrillo.
The subject was rescued
The call was for a swift water rescue at Figueroa and Castillo, actually 415 Figueroa. I 've been listening to the whole thing as they closed part of 101 and the rope rescue by 2 engines and the truck. I couldn't post as there is some blurb over the submit news part.
The NB 101 Carrillo onramp was closed
Would it be safe to assume a homeless person was in the creek?
dude it doesn't matter. it's a human being about to drown, and the subject was saved.
It's almost like people aren't supposed to be there.
At least myself and Keyt got to see it live and breaking.
415 Figueroa ... address of the Police Dept.... !!! That's on the East side, so they must be talking about the WEST side..... 415 W. Figueroa !!!
Yes D8, Figueroa and Castillo is west, when City Fire posts an intersection call their computer already shows the location and the number was added just like on Google.
Actual vagrant tent camps were set up in the Mission Creek cement causeway not that long ago, visible from the Mission Street bridge looking south. With their detritus and pollution flowing directly on to the East Beach outlet giving our tourist beaches their unacceptable health ratings. Zero tolerance of vagrant camps anywhere in this city is the only solution. This is not a housing crisis; this is a voluntary lifestyle choice crisis. Housing oneself safely and with local community regulations is a primary human duty; it is not a public's right to demand others provide this for you. Cement creek beds in flood zones do not qualify as housing space to be taken at will.
Byz, zero tolerance for people that have lost everything and are stuck living on the street? you sure are a humanitarian! Voluntary life choice? Oh my the privileged speak. Yeah it was a voluntary choice when my mom lost her job at the hospital when i was 11 and her my sis and I lived in a truck for 9 months and showered at the YMCA or the beach. Yeah that was a choice. Unless you have a better alternative to help, you aren't helping at all and keep your lame opinions to yourself until you yourself have walked a mile in their shoes.
The alternative is our huge social welfare system already in place, both public and private and choosing a location where one can provide for their own basic necessities. Stop cranking out your long litany of excuses, Zero.. America is where one can still re-invent themselves over and over again, and not as life time government dependents.
Byzantium - any real-life work in this area? Or just Monday morning quarterbacking? No one wants or likes the current homeless mess but your constant grumpy observations aren't moving the ball in any direction.
We have tons of support services that help many people (waaaayy more than our fair share across the state). The folks you see don't want and won't take the help they need... largely because some (well-meaning) folks don't understand the difference between supporting and enabling / attracting.
Who would you go to services if they require you to behave in a way that's way less appealing than the alternative?
BYZ, - gotta love your compassion
excuses? my god you're nothing more than a tyrant. attempting to communicate with you or even try to get you to stop spouting off like youre Mr Scrooge isnt worth my time. I hope some day you yourself of someone you care about is in this situation and then, and only then, can you speak. You clearly have never walked a step in those shoes and your comments are obnoxiously out of line. I know some pretty bad people, but even those guys have empathy. You, you lack empathy which is a major sign of a sociopath. At best. You claim this country is where someone can reinvent themselves over and over. Is that so? Have you ever, even once, been so down and out that you don't know where you can even pee or sleep or how you will eat in the next few hours? Have you ever tried to clean yourself up while living on the street and attempted to get a job? With no address? Good luck. As a young teen i was on the street, with no address and not the best clothes, you won't get a job anywhere that pays enough to support yourself. Not even a full time fast food burger slinging job can pay rent or rent and food anywhere in the region. So again, fill us all in how it goes. Seems like you know best.
i personally have used some of the services decades ago, and had a friend down and out during the lockdown use them. they do not offer much and sleeping wise, you're in a dorm with no lockers and a tons of mentally ill people that belong in a hospital. your things are stolen while/if you can sleep. frankly, it's hell.
the choice is that, or be on the street, i can attest, being on the street is far safer and less insane. those are true facts. it's frightening .
My dad used to take my sister & I down Mission Creek in his homemade boats a few times after big rain storms. That was before they cemented large parts of it. We started at Oak Park & went all the way to the beach. It was a scary thrilling ride with no life jackets as I remember. Glad we never made the news because my dad would probably be in jail for child endangerment or something.
Haha. That story is so cool. Thanks for sharing. And glad you guys did not run into any trouble!
Great story, it’s amazing we survived our childhood here, with adventurous parents and free range kid wanderings. No cell phones, no plastic water bottles and just be home by dinner
did the same as a kid, so fun!
You could have mentioned this Before the storm..?!.
Next good downpour..it's ON!!
Meet whoever's participating, at Oak park...
Byz, methinks you would benefit by meeting and helping some housing-challenged souls. You would develop understanding and empathy for this population and serve a good cause at the same time. Check this out from a July 2021 posting on Ed Hat about the Freedom Warming Centers:
"The FWCs are a low-barrier service providing shelter to all in need of sanctuary on cold nights. The program serves individuals across 12 sites in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Carpinteria, Isla Vista, and Lompoc. Guests can arrive at any hour of the evening, between 6am-6pm for rest, and pets are welcome. The Freedom Warming Centers can be a gateway for homeless individuals seeking recovery and/or housing services and other resources. Individuals who access warming center service have fewer emergency room visits and less likely to be housed in jails. When activated countywide, the Freedom Warming Centers serve approximately 200 individuals a night.
The Warming Center’s work is made possible with help from our community partners, including; Trinity Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Carpinteria Community Church, First Congregational Church, City of Carpinteria, Peace Lutheran Church, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Salvation Army, the City of Santa Maria, the County of Santa Barbara, and many more". I'm glad you gave me the impetus to respond and to enlighten. Try a week or two of volunteering and then write us how it went for you.
STRAY - save your breath, BYZ has no interest in helping anyone. Anyone thinking homelessness as a whole is a "voluntary lifestyle," has no interest in even trying to understand the homeless issue. Makes me sad to see this.
Stray, thank you. VM!! Agreed.
of those people living outside on our friendly SB streets, how many have access to radio or internet information about incoming wet weather? something to consider for those of us with technology at our finger tips. I went camping for a few days with a friend... at 45 degrees it feels pretty cold at night even in a tent with 2 sleeping bags and forget the two nights when temps dropped into the 30s! Is it true that the temporary overnight shelters only open up once it is raining and temps drop down to 35 degrees. That has been my understanding...35 and wet is really cold!