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A tribute to Tony, a fixture on Main Street

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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.

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2 thoughts on “A tribute to Tony, a fixture on Main Street”

  1. Many of us on Main Street knew Anthony (also known as Tony or Boo Boo). He was among the homeless in Alhambra. In the last several years that I knew him, I never once heard him ask anyone for anything. But when we, his friends, gave him food or clothing, he was always polite and gracious in his acceptance and in his thanking us. He was a good man with a very gentle soul. He is missed.

  2. Thanks for writing this tribute to Tony. I never met him, but it is important that communities look after their most vulnerable. I am glad to know that Alhambrans treated Tony with dignity and respect.

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