San Diego CityBeat - Homeless Person of the Week http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/articles.sec-54-1-homeless-person-of-the-week.html <![CDATA[Greg Sullivan - Our series putting faces and names on San Diego’s homeless]]> It’s the day after the Fourth of July, and Greg Sullivan is talking politics with a middle-aged couple near the corner of Newport Avenue and Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. Not for kicks, mind you—he’s collecting signatures in hopes of helping get Ralph Nader on the ballot in November. In a couple of days, Sullivan is scheduled to fly to Idaho to join a similar effort there. ]]> <![CDATA[Lawrence Johnson - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Lawrence Johnson is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and canvas coat on an otherwise warm June day. Granted, he’s in an air-conditioned room at the Tubman Chavez Multicultural Center, there to listen to a panel discussion on home foreclosures.]]> <![CDATA[Keith - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless ]]> Living on the streets ain’t all that bad, says Keith, stationed at his usual corner in Ocean Beach hawking his handmade bracelets, anklets and necklaces, but he says it ain’t all that good, either.]]> <![CDATA[Brian Whitworth - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> As he flips a cardboard sign for cars passing the corner of 11th Avenue and A Street, Brian Whitworth’s enthusiasm belies his daily struggles. He’s so friendly and eager to talk that it’s easy to forget he’s been living on the streets for years.]]> <![CDATA[Joe Gomez - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Joe Gomez is 46, looks 36 and won’t live to see 56. He was told four months ago that he has three to five years left, partially a result of being HIV-positive but mostly due to a rapidly deteriorating liver ravaged by years of drinking. “My doctor compared it to a stream,” Joe says. “Once you go past a certain point, like going over a waterfall, there’s no going back.”]]> <![CDATA[Manny - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> It’s Memorial Day, and several U.S. military veterans are among a handful of people—mostly men—killing time along a linear park that follows a portion of train track south of the intersection of Kettner Boulevard and Broadway in Downtown San Diego. It’s a gorgeous, breezy day, and this group of homeless folks spends it making small talk and, for some, sipping on cans of Bud.]]> <![CDATA[Belinda Darby - Our series putting names on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our series putting names on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Otis - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Otis sits on a plastic chair in the shade of a small tree. With his top hat and tuxedo (with tails), he stands out from the others. ]]> <![CDATA[Christine Hauser - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Behind a brightly colored, overgrown bougainvillea bush in Linda Vista hides the modest home of Christine Hauser. She’s lived in the house for more than 20 years, but this week she’s getting kicked out—evicted for defaulting on her loans.]]> <![CDATA[Henria Wilson - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Sitting in her tent on an East Village street corner, Henria Wilson gently probes her swollen left knee. In her low Barbados drawl—reduced almost to a whisper from throat surgery—she worries that the pain might mean bone cancer.]]> <![CDATA[O.B. Boston James - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Tom Parker - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Jonathan Foster - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Jarvis - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Bruce - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Steve - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Donna Faye Lankford - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Oscar Porter - Our weekly series putting faces on San Diego’s homeless]]> Oscar Porter stands at the end of a narrow path that curves through a planted area near San Diego City College. After spending the morning writing—“getting it down in black and white,” as he puts it—now he’s picking gnats off of a black hooded sweatshirt.]]> <![CDATA[Nancy Peck - Our weekly series putting names on the faces of San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting names on the faces of San Diego’s homeless]]> <![CDATA[Corey - Our weekly series putting names on the faces of San Diego’s homeless]]> Our weekly series putting names on the faces of San Diego’s homeless]]>