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Beach weary: A tolerant neighborhood is looking differently at 'bums'

Jul 4, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Laid-back Ocean Beach is being torn by a dispute over the emergence of a subculture of unkempt young males sleeping in doorways and panhandling aggressively. A bumper sticker was the flash point.

Time was when "beach bum" was a phrase of endearment in laid-back Ocean Beach.