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By Jeff Pack

Homeless for the Holidays

Ray’s Story: One man’s tales of drug addiction and life on the streets


Last updated 12/27/2018 at 12:07pm

Ray is 46 years old. He’s an introvert. He’s intelligent, well-spoken and conversationally interesting.

He’s also been addicted to drugs for most of his adult life, has done stints in prison twice and has been homeless off and on since he was a teenager.

During this holiday season, he said he’s truly homeless for the first time — bouncing between the communities of Fallbrook, Vista, Temecula, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore.

Name a town between here and Long Beach and chances are good that Ray has spent the night in a park or behind a building.

“As of this time, I have experience...

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