In reference to the Oct. 22 article, "Rail dig at Chinatown," instead of wasting precious time and countless dollars dredging in the mud for broken toilets, outhouses and other "artifacts" from Chinatown of a bygone era, their efforts and finances should be deployed in "search" of housing for the homeless as cold, brutal weather is nigh.
This would truly be an honorable archaeological find, but, of course, that wouldn't be as much fun judging from broad Eureka! smiles in the photo of an archaeologist holding a platter of broken glass and dinnerware.
But wait, there's more. Another nearby article, "Rise in homeless camps" at Palm and Nees avenues depicts a retinue of city and county leaders who recently descended on the area and apparently concluded that more bans need to be inflicted against the homeless.
The truth of the matter is, they should have looked deep within themselves (too painful, I surmise) and instead concluded that the way to stop this is to build housing for the homeless instead of trespassing against them.
Paula M. Savino