Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

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We were wonderfully lucky to have the street restricted of campers, stray cars lining our main street off the 154 and Cathedral Oaks. The space is now very limited but once again there are campers a black Van that never move. There is always a strawberry vendor who is there every day to make life easy for us and never leaves a mess. I wish I could say that about the other vehicles where there are people living. Perhaps Santa Barbara has to find a place for folks who only have their vehicles to live in.

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a-1547710331 Jun 09, 2018 12:30 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

No one should be purchasing strawberries from the sellers there. Go ahead and vote this comment into oblivion, but first know that non-organic strawberries are grown using soil fumigants and are really, really bad for one's health, the health of the fiedl workers and the planet. ============================================================== https://modernfarmer.com/2016/02/stawberries-pesticides-california/ Feb 10, 2016 - Strawberries are irresistible to pests, especially soil-borne pathogens. Most pesticide comes before the crop is even planted in the form of soil fumigants. The two most common are 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D) and chloropicrin, both of which are banned in the EU. [PDF]

Potif Jun 09, 2018 02:17 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

To make it more clear, it was my cousin who used to buy the strawberries there. They tasted better than the ones in the stores.

Potif Jun 09, 2018 02:09 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Good grief... I also say... "Leave the strawberry man alone!" Before she moved, she used to bring them home from him often. They were good and we are both still alive, and he got some money to pay for things, that are probably taxed.

RHS Jun 09, 2018 08:21 AM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

This post and the responses is disturbing but maybe the OP is actually concerned about the circumstances of people who live as "homeless" or in RVs. I am cheered by the naive question asking if maybe we have to do something to help them. But no comments offer any support for this idea. Instead many simply vilify. How mean.

Roger Jun 09, 2018 02:25 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Maybe some people have more compassion for the homeless is all I'm saying no reason to get snappy Many homeless people are not homeless by choice and if they can find a place to rest with a lope hole fine the police watch them more than we do anyway..Geez Lighten Up

RHS Jun 09, 2018 12:05 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

A little resentment? WTF are you trying to say Roger? The comment does "resent" smug people who cannot put themselves in the places of less fortunates and who always attribute bad motives to those being stigmatized.

GeneralTree Jun 08, 2018 09:58 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

What about the homeless lining State Street? Have you been by Chase Palm Par lately? Can't even walk by there as it is a homeless encampment. There are people panhandling for money at literally every 101 offramp in town. Downtown is dangerous and very uncomfortable to the homeless situation and there are so many shuttered businesses.

tagdes Jun 08, 2018 07:25 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

I didn't see the bags in question but to clear things up...Caltrans always uses orange trash bags for safety and easy recognition that they are theirs. You don't find them commonly at stores, so if they are black, not Caltrans.

MountainMan4865 Jun 09, 2018 02:54 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

We drove by that intersection yesterday, and there was a pile of bags that said "Cal-Trans" all over them. As far as the black van/bus. I don't believe anyone is living in it. From what I can gather passing by - it showed up, it got covered with graffiti. A month or so ago, we passed a man with what looked like his young son trying to scrub the graffiti off, but they clearly weren't able to get it all. I would hate to think that that was someone's dream for a food truck that got trashed.

Potif Jun 08, 2018 07:31 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Maybe if it was a volunteer project they used what they had... black bags? I have seen the orange bags (primarily) on Freeways, too, when CalTrans workers are gathering trash. Sometimes, I think they use them, in part, hoping that people will realize how much trash they throw out of their cars, and stop doing it. They usually leave them for at least a day or two.

Flicka Jun 08, 2018 05:49 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Well, if trash bags are there for a week maybe someone passing by could stop, get it and take it to somewhere there's a trash receptacle. Take about 1 or 2 minutes. We are either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Potif Jun 08, 2018 07:05 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Not really a great area to stop unless you have to. CalTrans can pick them up when they are able, as was probably planned.

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 05:42 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

All of SB/Goleta area is a high-fire zone yet the homeless/RV dwellers in and around the city are allowed to go unchecked. There are parking time restrictions for all vehicles and trailers. 24 hours for a trailer and 72 hours for a vehicle with an engine. The area all along the Union Pacific tracks, from Goleta through Montecito, is lined with homeless camps and tons of trash/debris/furniture. Take the train some time to see what greets our family and friends when they come to visit. Many fires waiting to happen and to spread to nearby neighborhoods. Again, why is all this allowed to continue when we are a spark away from disaster.

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 03:35 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Hello OP. One car parked on Cathedral Oaks may be from "carpool" parking of a second car left there from folks who live up the pass or in SY. I walked by (8:40 am) on my way to Bus 3 and noticed an SUV coming off the Hwy 154 off-ramp, turn right on to Cathedral Oaks, park next to an SUV (already) there, woman with purse gets out, man gets out, (quick) kiss, woman gets into the parked car (at the curb), man gets back into his (double-parked) car. Both drivers make U-turns on Cathedral Oaks and enter the Hwy 154 on-ramp southbound. (Looked like married worker bees heading to separate jobs: definitely not living in those cars.) I, too, often wonder who parks there.

monkeyboy Jun 08, 2018 02:40 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

They also camp under the underpasses as 154 approaches town. Lots of sketchy behavior in those otherwise expensive neighborhoods.

Potif Jun 08, 2018 06:59 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

There is also the bridge over San Antonio Creek. Probably a 'good camping place' underneath, with trees, and such. As long as the creek don't rise.

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 05:05 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

What expensive neighbourhoods? Those are trailer parks.... ahem, excuse me - mobile home parks across the street.

tagdes Jun 08, 2018 03:23 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

There are no underpasses on the 154 are you talking about the Salvar Rd overhead.

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 02:29 PM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Each time I drive past that area I wonder how those trucks and other vehicles are allowed to park there for hours and even days on end. Maybe that's some jurisdictional "gray area" for which no one wants to take responsibility?

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 10:33 AM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Illegal campers off of 154 just as the sundowners start. What could possibly go wrong?

MountainMan4865 Jun 08, 2018 09:56 AM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

The trash bags were a result of a volunteer clean up crew on the 154 Monday morning. I believe the Elks Lodge has a sign for that stretch - San Antonio Creek bridge to the off ramp. My understanding is the pile is left for Cal-Trans to pick up and dispose of.

a-1547710331 Jun 08, 2018 09:44 AM
Two Campers on Cathedral Oaks

Trash in bags out there for a week at Cathedral Oaks/#154 southbound offramp. Plus, old chair, metal frame. TRASHY.

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