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Tonight: Housing for homeless veterans

Original post made on Jul 28, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs holds a public hearing tonight (July 28) to discuss creating housing on Willow Road in Menlo Park for homeless veterans, seniors, and other at-risk populations.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 28, 2011, 11:03 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

This is a superb and long needed project. Our veterans deserve our full support of this commendable VA effort.


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Posted by Raymond Mueller
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I absolutely agree with you Peter.


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Posted by Watchdog
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This is a great project, just be sure to build a fence around the housing you eventually agree on.

a good number of these veterans prowl the streets after dark and hang out in abandoned churches and schools(epa high, beachwood..) scaring [portion deleted] residents.

Of the minority of veterans that act like this, they will corner you because they're so messed up and not let you leave.
A friend of mine who is a female was approached by a man who frequents the willows neighborhood. After multiple requests that he back up and let her walk away, he got angry and shoved her backward into the fence on which she was originally leaning while frightened by this man.

I think the housing should be built on VA property and still enforced by Federal Police(the white crown victorias that drive around with "police" written on the side however there is no city, state or agency named anywhere on the vehicle. They were originally Amtrak police but are now US Parks police.

Bet [portion deleted] these guys could out muscle/police any Menlo Cop anyday.

Let's not even compare Atherton.


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Posted by Anita Locashio
a resident of another community
on Jul 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

The reason these vets are roaming the streets unaided is because they need our help.Definition ¥ promote or encourage. I have known these people,or have met new ones, that need our help. I'm for it. Of corse you're going to have to enforce any & all laws, & have the protection of our Police, as well. But we owe it to our heros to help them. My Dad was shipped all the way to Chula Vista ca. where he has disconnected ever since. He went from fully functioning to lying in a bed,within 8 years. Please let me know when the next hearing is. anitalenor@comcast.net


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Posted by Manny
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

www.va.gov/assetmanagement
Sign up for their RSS feed. Or email Jason and tell him that no one uses RSS feeds anymore. Facebook or an email list.


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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

R.Gordon is a registered user.

[Portions removed. Not clear how they are relevant. They appear to be personal observations about another poster.]

Our soldiers, fighting men and women who are wounded and maimed and without a roof are probably the most significant good work anyone can do.



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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

This is a superb and long needed project. Our veterans deserve our full support of this commendable VA effort.



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