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CHP: Body of transient man found near I-580 ramp in Pleasanton

Original post made on Aug 3, 2017

A body found in Pleasanton near an on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 580 was that of a 76-year-old transient man, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:01 AM

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Posted by Joan
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

How sad to die alone on the side of the freeway.
May he rest in peace whoever he was.

Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Very sad thing. We have so many homeless and people in need of help. People are busy with their own lives and either do not see or choose to ignore. I do not know what the circumstances with this person were but I see people living out of their cars at Safeway at Valley and Santa Rita often. What resources do we have to help them?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

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I've noticed far more around town. There used to be one by Trader Joe's and now there are at least two there regularly.

Posted by member
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

One or two at Trader Joe's ? There are many more, trust me. People just don't open their eyes to it. The problem is that when you give them drinking money, it doesn't help them. It keeps them there. Lunch, water, bare necessities, I'm sure would be appreciated. Perhaps the directions to the nearest shelter. We are no better than them. Just more blessed. Everyone has a story. There, by the grace of God, go I.

Posted by Lou Stuhle
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Aug 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm

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ok social justice warriors and virtue signalers. when i see these homeless in your car while driving to a shelter, then i'll take your feigned sympathies seriously...

Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

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"What resources do we have to help them?"

You could just open your own home to them and put your sense of empathy into action.

Posted by Kristine
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm

I help when I can. Buy groceries for some of the homeless at safeway. Oh I sure do..When I can. I have a little home or would do more. I believe that fear is what stops folks from taking in a homeless person. Fear's that maybe not warranted, but with a family fears of children, etc...Sure we could all do more, but sometimes, we just don't know how or what. God Bless us all.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

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Sadly, at 76 years old he qualified for Medicare and Medicaid, and probably Social Security and other government programs. The services don't always get to the people who need them.

Posted by member
a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Sadly, you cannot collect medicare, medicaid, etc. unless you have an address, or bank account. I get the fear thing. I would never suggest taking a stranger into your car, yet alone your home. Again, informing them of the nearest shelter would be a start. You simply do what you can. Some of them don't even want help. Again, we all have a story, we all have a soul. Not all of us have a heart. Anyone can become homeless. It's only a disaster away.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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The homeless people in our cities are homeless by choice!
They do not want food, they do not want a job.
They want money.

They want money to continue to feed their whatever it is they feed themselves.

It was over five years ago, a homeless person confronted me, he asked me for money. I asked him, what do you want the money for? he responded, I want to buy a hamburger. I said,okay, I will get that for you.

I went into a nearby burger king purchased a burger and fries, returned to the homeless person that confronted me. I provided the hamburger and fries to him. He asked, will you give me five dollars? I said no.

You wanted a burger, here it is. I provided the burger and fries to him, he took it them into his hand. As I drove away, I saw in my rear view mirror, he threw the burger and fries at my car as I drove away.

I have never attempted to help another homeless person again, because of that experience.

I drive into San Francisco occasionally for business meetings. The homeless are everywhere, their tents, their defecation piled on the sidewalks, all their junk everywhere.

The decadence of the homeless in San Francisco and other cities defines their moral culture of excessive indulgence in their own decadence while achieving personal pleasure by way of being homeless.

Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

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Michael: It it your opinion you posted as a fact that 100% homeless are that status by choice? Really? That sounds like an opinion absent of any facts.

Please support that 100% of the homeless are there by their choice and not by circumstances.

But first read your comment to confirm you meant 100%. Perhaps you meant something else and made an epic boo boo?

Posted by Lou Stuhle
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Aug 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

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i know for a fact that "homeless" people come to our city every day on BART. they come here because they know we have more suckers than oakland, san francisco, hayward, etc. they get more money (in addition to paying for the BART ticket out here). if things are slow or they see an opportunity, how do they supplement their income? that's right. they steal. these are not "our" homeless, generally. they are opportunists who come to exploit us and prey on guilt.

then you have the passerby wannabe hippies. they're the ones in half broken down jalopies holding a sign that says they need gas money. said jalopy will usually have oregon or washington license plates. usually one or more in the group will have filthy, disgusting dread locks covered by a floppy knit cap (usually red, green, and yellow). they think it's cool to have working people finance their cross country travels.

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