Homeless truths on our city streets

Sometimes there's no amount of reading that can prepare you for the reality.

1st October, 2005

Sometimes there's no amount of reading that can prepare you for the reality.

When I spent a week in San Francisco recently, I met up with a journalist acquaintance called Kevin Fagan, who showed me another side to one of my favourite cities, one that tourists don't photograph and locals frequently prefer to pretend not to see.

The Friday morning we spent together was cold, the wind threaded through with hints of winter ice. On...

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