Can You Find any peace and Privacy in San Francisco as a Homeless Person?

The short answer is no. I climbed to the tops of several of their hills and saw how worn out they look from the large amount of foot traffic that passed through. There is no privacy anywhere unless you own or rent a piece of property in the great city that is exclusively yours for the moment. That is the only way to get a little privacy.

People have tightly grouped themselves into this area more than I have seen anywhere else. Houses can’t have yards. People negotiate parking every day with each other. It’s hard to lounge around without dodging people who pass by, whether it’s a tourist or employee somewhere.

There is a lot of vibrant energy short-lined by the heavy congestion. If you want to run or walk anywhere, there is a lot of awareness of every intersection that you approach. Traffic is deadly busy. Frequent honking rivals bird calls. The rumbling can feel like mini earthquakes. The noise is a low-grade hum erupted by periodic loud blasts from some mechanical operation at times. At night, there is only a little peace, but that is short-lived.


Looking at YouTube Headquarters offers no insight into how they work.

I walked around and recorded the YouTube headquarters again. This time they had a “mobile barbershop” parked in front next to their famous sign. They obviously don’t care that much about blocking this particular sign, with the vines hanging all around it.

I guess it’s more convenient for the employees to have the barbershop in front. It’s like saying, “don’t come inside the headquarters until you have the proper YouTube haircut. I’m guessing that YouTube may have a strict hair policy.

On the other hand, mobile services are primary means of business for the tech companies. Some even have mobile gas delivery trucks driving up and down their parking lots trying to find the right car that requested gas. The mobile service category is really big business in this area. But, it’s very out of touch with the rest of the country, where people don’t mind Travelling to pick up their services at a more permanent location.

As a mobile homeless person, I can’t establish a place for any services to come to me. Even with the timing of the Dignity Care trailer that schedules stops throughout the city. I’m never sure if I can catch it in time.

I Counted Many Car Burglaries in San Francisco on my Bicycle Ride.

You have to be very careful of car break-ins within the city. The measure I used was smashed car window debris on the sidewalks. I never have seen smashed glass on the road side of the cars. It’s always on the sidewalk side. One time I passed a smashed car window with a cord dangling on the side of the door. I think some of these break-ins are occurring during the day light.

One day, while sitting in my car, I watched an older black man look inside every car he walked past. He was deliberately checking each car he passed. It wasn’t some random look here, random look there. He was focused on peering inside the front window of every car he passed. Amazing! He didn’t even seem like a criminal either. Perhaps he was part of a network that communicates and reports valuable findings?

It wasn’t too long ago that we had the biggest ATF raid in history:

I’m not sure the police bust made any significant dent for car breaks-ins.

Bums Beware! Merced library will not tolerate your patronage! In San Francisco, California

Not too often that the library will post such a strict No Tresspassing order to the general public like this. But the library has gotten to the turning point where they have had enough. Personally, I think their standards are too high. I haven’t even noticed any homeless bums within a one-mile raidius of this place. There are many other libraries that endure more frequent homeless activity and seem to still function properly. Although, some have hired armed security rather than bother the local police station.

1st Amendment Auditors are just Sidewalk Surveillance Soldiers. No difference between ghetto and police station.

If you watch enough of these First Amendment Auditors, you start to see a pattern develop. They stay on the sidewalks, while government officials tell them that the sidewalks aren’t for setting up a surveillance point. I think both sides have a point. We all have a right to travel on the roadways and sidewalks, but they aren’t exactly meant to camp out on.

Standing on a sidewalk is no problem, but your surveillance could be interpreted as suspicious by people in the area. The police who approach these “auditors” keep making a repeated claim that the suspicious activity could be information gathering used for a future assault. Finding out the persons background becomes paramount.

Many of the seasoned “auditors” seem to relish in telling the cops that they are well-known by important people, or on YouTube. So it sounds like an attention-getting high they seek.