He was armed with a few bananas and a couple of whipped cream containers, the latter dripping on the floor of the packed train. Plopping himself down on the floor near the door, he then began a loud, offensive, rambling monologue, using the “N” word more than once and letting everyone know about several illegal drugs he’d been selling.
Some passengers thought it was funny; I did not as I was in the direct line of fire of the aforementioned leaky containers and a very short distance from him. So how come the conductor didn’t call this in and have the guy put off the train? This was offensive and disruptive behavior; no one can know for sure what people acting strangely and belligerently are liable to do next. If they can’t conduct themselves properly, they shouldn’t be allowed to stay in the vehicle. There needs to be more security on our trains and buses and I think I’ve got a legitimate complaint here.
Got off at Arleta and started uphill to the west. There’s a dead-end for vehicles at Alpha that leads up to Campbell near Holyoke, a dirt path that could use a short stairway with a garden on either side.
Taking this route meant I didn’t pass through the first four Greenways as I usually do when I take the route up from the Sunnydale (last) stop. Came up alongside Greenway 5, then up to #6, the Native Plant Garden Greenway, tied with #3 as my favorite.
This time took the shorter of the two southside stairways up into the park. After exiting at the top of Greenway 6, uphilled to the corner of Delta and Tioga, the mural house on my left. Turned right up to Wilde, then Ervine, a vehicle dead-end; here can be found a winding, steep, paved trail up into the now very dry park.
Partway up the trail (with its glorious view of big sister San Bruno Mountain across Vis-Valley to the south) is the stairway. The third foto was taken at the top of the steps.
Today the public restroom by the tennis courts just across Mansell was padlocked. Another legitimate complaint –- a large park like this, and in the early afternoon, should have its restrooms unlocked.