Now, I'm sure that running a de facto open-air shelter has its problems. But is it really necessary to jangle both the sleepers and the passing public with chainsaw noise? This in s'morning's SF Chronicle:
"Having tried everything else, the managers of San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium are blasting the overnight homeless off their doorstep with the high-decibel sounds of chainsaws, motorcycles and jackhammers - topped off with an aircraft carrier alarm. The nocturnal bombast - which runs at a steady clip between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. - is broadcast through the Civic Center building's outside speakers..."Tried everything else, my foot. Would it be gauche to recommend a little tenderness?