LocationAlhambra , CA United States
Homelessness is a major problem in Alhambra, as it is in the rest of Los Angeles County. In the past year, we have covered city efforts to help bring resources and find housing for Alhambra’s homeless. In the process, we have spoken to several homeless people who live in Alhambra, who have generously shared their experiences in order to paint a clearer picture of this issue.
We learned recently that one of those men, Tony, passed away earlier this month. Also known as Boo Boo, he was a fixture at the Wednesday open mic nights at Rick’s Drive In & Out on Main Street. I remember him as being gentle and generous with his time when I interviewed him.
Others had similar experiences with him. “He always called to me even across the street,” said Gayle McKinney, who saw Tony every week at Rick’s. “We were friends for nearly three years.”
Readers are invited to share tributes to Tony in the comments and on our social media pages.