My First Day Podcast: How Throwing A Dart At A Dartboard Landed One Man On The Streets Of Ocean Beach
Growing up in remote Oregon, Ron Patterson found it difficult to be around other people.
After a stint in the U.S. Navy, he became further isolated and longed for a change of scenery. A random dart throw on a map led him to the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, where he ended up homeless. Many years later, after police discovered his camp, Patterson got a chance to finally find a home.
Hear Patterson's personal story in a new episode of "My First Day," a KPBS Explore podcast that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home.