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Section 8, Zero Tolerance And One Family Pushed To The Brink

I had a lady renting my home who had foster children. Not section 8 but close enough in that she receives money from the state to help care for children. Well she got busted for abusing the kids and the foster children were removed and hence a large portion of her income. So then she starts saying she can pay her rent and to give her a break. We told her too bad, maybe you should have actually taken care of the children and not abused them and you would still have the kids plus the money. Eventually she moved out only after she started receiving "renters assistance." Just another person who thinks someone else should pay for her, her lifestyle, and her mistakes.

April 10, 2013 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

SD Unified Approves Free Bus Passes For Low-Income Students

My mother who will be 61 in August grew up in City Heights along with her other brothers and sisters. They all attended the surrounding elementary schools as well as Hoover High. They were incredibly poor had one vehicle for the whole family. When they were growing up many of the roads in the poorer parts of City Heights were dirt roads, and as a matter of fact the road where my grandparents house is located was not paved until the 1980's!! For a time the city schools did not offer bus services for the poorer parts of city heights and therefore some of my mother's siblings had to walk. Walk in the mud, rain, whatever, they walked. Sorry but these kids can walk. I just don't think it's anyones responsibility to pay for someone else's child to get around the city for school, work, internships or whatever. When I was in high school I had a paid internship at The Scripps Research Institute. It took me nearly 4 hours everyday by bus and trolley to get there and back. My parents did not ask the city or tax payers to pay for my transportation up to La Jolla. I payed for it myself with my weekend job I had at a restaurant and sometimes my parents paid for it too. If these kids can't afford to get to their schools, jobs, internships, well its just up to their families to find a way, because my family did. Sorry but these parents need to take complete financial responsibility for their own children. There is absolutely nothing free in this world.

April 10, 2013 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )