While homelessness surges in Disneyland’s shadow, Anaheim removes train benches

July 15, 2017 - garden totes

Sweat rolled down Ron Jackson’s face as he pondered, as he does any day only stairs from “the Happiest Place on Earth,” where he would sleep.

The homeless man’s hangout in Anaheim had until recently been a soiled train dais opposite a travel from Disneyland.

Then, one day, a benches around a entertainment park — including his unchanging mark outward of a 7-Eleven during Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue — disappeared.

Soon, people were competing for pavement.