Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
It saddened us to wake up to Glen Park being bombed by taggers. I really hate the graffiti and know that some neighbors and businesses are scared to wipe it off for fear of retaliation. I would love to catch just one of these taggers.
If you ever see taggers in the neighborhood call the police asap.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
We will need to get used to not having the officers around as they can't be around forever (unfortunately). I have heard they are only staying around until Paul comes back so we will need to be ready for this as a neighborhood.
We met a new friend originally from London (S) and his dog Penny tonight. Great to meet you both.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
We met some more people who actually asked us if we were the Glen Park Patrol....crazy because I had no idea people were actually going to read this blog. Someone even asked us if we were police officers (wearing my crocs and all :)).
P.S. To my police officer friend who allowed me to warm my hands on the hood of his squad car...thank you. It was a bit chilly last night.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
He proceeds to tell me that he recognizes the last name but has never delivered to this name on Diamond Street....always on Duncan Street. I had to tell him that my grandparents used to live on Duncan Street.....the "used to live there" is always a tough subject for me.
Anyway he introduced himself and told me he had been delivering to the area for many years and remembered my grandparents and what nice folks they were. How cool is that...he remembered my grandparents. He named me the Famous Granddaughter and went on his merry way.
I wonder what I can order on the internet today and have delivered via UPS?
We stayed out a bit longer tonight (about an hour). After Buddies closed we headed over to Canyon Market to make sure all was good.
Saw a bunch of police presence today. Even last night while on the corner around 9:30 we got some waves from passing police cars. Nice to know they don't think we are casing Glen Park.
Come join us on the corner of Diamond and Chenery (in front of Buddies) around 8:45 even if it is just to introduce yourselves or just say hi!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Did the Chronicle really call Glen Park a Thug Hub?
I am going to have to politely disagree. Technically "hub" means a center of activity or interest. So a Thug Hub would mean a center of thug activity.
I walk in our neighborhood daily and don't see a lot of thug activity. I do see a lot of children and families going about their daily routines. Obviously the writer does not live around these parts.
One of my first questions was where the heck were my neighbors? How can an individual completely wipe out someones garage full of furniture and large items without anyone seeing a thing. Then I realized I really didn't know my neighbors. This is going to change.
When I heard about our friend Paul and the attack I wanted to throw up. How can this happen in our neighborhood to our good friend and hardworking shop owner?
Thus the birth of the Glen Park Patrol (think Guardian Angels with a Glen Park twist). Time to take back our village. Who is with me?