Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 11:31 AM
Subject: There would be no street cleaning today. I did not have to move the Mustang this weekend.

This morning as I left the house for work, it was a typical foggy morning for the Sunset neigborhood.   I noticed behind me at the end of the Noriega side, what looked like a big truck with police lights on top parked in the middle of the street.  Didn't make much of it until I started driving out towards Ortega Street and saw a police car and flares blocking the way out.  Seemed they didn't want to let cars pass onto Ortega.  So I turned it around and went towards Noriega.  That's when I realized they actually didn't want people going into my block.  
I was in the blocked off zone.  Apparently the police truck on the Noriega end was there on a call outside the Affinity Bank and inspecting carefully the contents of the corner trash can.  There were four officers carefully removing the contents from the trash can.  I have no idea what they were looking for but it was apparently important enough to close off traffic from all directions leading to that intersection.  
A nice way to start a Monday morning.