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12/20/2013 4:32:00 PM
Volunteers clean-up property on North Carlton
Times photo/JACLYN RANDALLThe volunteers converged at the residential lot after seeing the trash that accumulated over time.
Times photo/JACLYN RANDALL

The volunteers converged at the residential lot after seeing the trash that accumulated over time.

BLYTHE - Volunteers came together Thursday to clean up a lot on North Carlton Avenue. The volunteers converged at the residential lot after seeing the trash that accumulated over time.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Article comment by: Cleaning Up!

Most of the mentally ill that are on our streets, get a check, so I assume they have been diagnosis. But the money canít help if itís not used to help them. @Itís time to get serious. I agree with you and I like your idea. Our town just needs to be cleaned up. Take a look at the Cat-Walk. Thereís trash all around it, inside and outside. Itís time to give Blythe a good cleaning.

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
Article comment by: @It's time to get serious

Hmmmm I guess nobody like your idea. Too bad.

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013
Article comment by: It's time to get serious

You know, it's not productive to trash this woman, make snide remarks, slam someone, the council, etc. Solve anything? Letís BECOME the town we allegedly are known for. A town that cares about people! We come together to help someone, but we must come together as a town of citizens, and get to work. What better activity would bring all people together than one where we can join together to fix up, clean up, and improve the looks of our town? Why blame someone else for not doing it? Maybe the city council could organize a group to lead, and maybe the city could purchase some tools of various kinds, and then get someone to organize the work projects, and then call for volunteers to provide an on-going work force, once a month, or so, and do the projects. That way, it would be something we could all take part in, feel some pride in, and save on the costs? And don't forget about us "oldies". We may not have the same prowess that younger folks do, but we certainly have the heart and desire to be part of this - the schools, churches, and adult groups. Mix'em all up so people get to meet others. It is not to make a name for A group but credit goes to the citizens of Blythe. We all have talents that can be put to good use and join together. What do you think?

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....@EL PICA BUYAS Allen. On the way to your mental appointment ask her if she would accompany you. just look at the pot calling the kennel black.

It's Riverside County Social Services. It's not Blythe's Social Services. It's the County's money. That all people living in Riverside County paid into tax's.

"Calling us stupid and ill-bread doesn't help her" I'm sorry that I called you "ill bread." The reason is that I thought if I had wrote "ill bred" it would have been deleted. My bad.

Me calling you names doesn't help her. I know that. But It made me feel good. At that moment I was thinking about just me.




Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Article comment by: @EL PICA BUYAS Allen

So your say the tax payers should come to rescues and pay for her condition although I don't see where she has been a diagnosis of her mental condition by a doctor! (deleted) She don't want help! The tax paying people are paying out a lot for to many reasons when does it stop? Why don't you find out what program that will help her that we (tax pays working stiffs are paying for). See if you can get her in to one? Calling us stupid and ill-bread doesn't help her.

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Article comment by: Gary Allen

I went by there just two days ago and the mess is returning. A lady was washing her hair in the front yard with trash around! That she had brought back!

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Amused Citizen. Most of you are right on what you say. But the Beef is that it's the time of the year when something bad can happen. In the summer you have the park, or any tree to shield you from the heat.

I have know her since the 80's and she was never there, with or without the alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and the drugs just make her worst. There are laws on the book for people like her. To help them, when they can help themselves.

They could have just clean the property and left her there. As I said in the beginning. That the trash would pile back on again. People never change.



Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Article comment by: Cleaning Up!

Itís sad to say, but drug induced mental illness is on the rise in our little town and once the mind is gone, it is gone. Thatís what drugs do to the brain. But what good did it do to clean up the mess on the North Carlton lot? As I daily drive by, I see that the clutter is starting to accumulate again. Yes this young lady does have many relatives that live in Blythe, but they just canít take someone into their home that is unpredictable. I wish the City of Blythe would volunteer to remove the remains of that burnt down house on Carlton. The more clutter removed, the better the street will look.

Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Article comment by: Amused Citizen

A lot of my comments get deleted too, but I know they don't want to print too much of her personal life on this forum, which mine probably included. My basic point is that when someone has children & a family, I think they should WANT to get better. Not saying she chose to have a mental illness, or chose anything that she has gone through in life, but I do think she chooses to remain this way and not make anything better. Before anyone can help you, you have to help yourself, or give others the ability to help you. Social services can only do so much, she is an adult and makes her own decisions, they can't force her to seek help and stick to a plan of improvement. Do I feel bad that a human being is homeless and has a not so good life, of course, but I do not feel bad that the city cleaned up that area. If she were to get better, maybe go to rehab, clean herself up, she could find a place to live & pay bills/rent/mortgage like the rest of us do, without blaming it on the trees, street, air, etc.

Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: just me

I know this person and her family ....(deleted) caused this girls mental problem.....Not parental neglect ....They have tried to get her help and would seek help for her right now if she would be willing to help her self...when she isn't (deleted) she is as normal as the next person...It is sad to see her as well as it is to see others strung out ....I see so many of them cussing at trees ....stomping the side walk...they are mentally ill all due to drugs.....

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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Amused Citizen. What's the use of answering you. They will not print what I write. I made sure that all could be said in writing. But still they do not feel comfortable printing what I write.

I wonder Why? Did I strike a Nerve. With someone working here on the Palo Verde Times. Just saying.


Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Amused Citizen. For a person so well read and bred. The lack of understanding human nature leaves a lot to be desire. But much less a person with mental issues.

So no matter what she chose's, it will be the wrong choice. That why it's called mental illness. So if she can't make the right choices, that is why there is Social Services.

But it's easier to blame her and her problems because, she is making her own choices with a limited understanding of her illness. She does not see herself as others see her.

Yes you are right, why should I care or say anything to help a person who does not have the mental capacity to help herself, much less speak in her own defense. (deleted).

If this is the way this town treats it's citizens then it deserves to go under. Because it show's it's true nature.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: Amused Citizen

@El Pica Buyas.... My grammar lesson didn't work, you still don't spell or speak correctly, but that's beside the point.

When someone is a (deleted), but her family has to do it because she doesn't care. Mental illness is a very sad thing, and I do believe it is neglected in this country. However, with a family that loves her and cares enough to(deleted), she could have received help and support long ago. Yes, I think she chose this life. But all of this is beside the point. In the summer, if this had been done you people would be complaining that she's out in the 120 degree Blythe weather with no place to sleep, the season has no bearing here. And no, Pica, her family would have been there long ago even with no SSI, isn't it proof enough that they (deleted)with no help from her.

A person with no place to sleep/stay, very sad. A person addicted to drugs and an unhealthy lifestyle, very sad. But a person that chooses to continue life in that manner and not help themselves does not get my sympathy.
Merry Christmas.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Headless Horseman. I believed I asked if anybody bothered to call Social Services. But I guess no one did. Funny now that this has happen she is now dangerous and a risk to the people on that street.

So this is your justification for making it OK to kick her out of her illegal house? If everyone feared her that much, why did not anyone call the Police Department and had that problem, then taken care of?

If she is as you say a danger to her self and others, she would have been taken into custody for her safety and the public's.

So what you people did was just kick that Dangerous Person down the road. Into another neighborhood. What a bunch of civil mind people we have here.


Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: Headless Horseman

If you think it's not right for the people who live on N. Carlton who gather at the corner park to wait with their kids for the school bus, as well as a Day Care full of kids, to be concerned about someone who is not just ill but at times Violently so, you are wrong. They have EVERY right to be so. It may not be her fault she's ill, but neither is it the fault local residents. You as an adult may be able to understand but a 6-7-8- y/o watching someone scream at cars going by and breaking into a wild series of Karate Chops at the air while cursing loud enough to be heard blocks away just might not fell all that safe. Given the choice between the security of a child and the rights of a mentally ill person the option for "balance" is stifled. If you believe otherwise, you take her in for the Holidays.


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