There is lots of activity up and down the creek; not just feline in nature. Kids walk the creek, folks sleep there as a last resort (The Mattress!) and, I believe, shop-lifters leave clothing there and put on the ones they've brought from the stores at the little mall across the street from the apartments, Falades Parades, if I've got it right. Recycling is pretty much unknown to the apartment residents (Villa Alvarado Gardens). Furniture is left on a regular basis...alas, more or less disposable furniture. Good stuff, as well.....
I took home big carpet scraps from a project in one of the apartments once, and laid it over my getting-really dirty-and-the-spots-just-come-back carpet. That was nice! (for a time; just finishing having lino put in: hey! it looks just like wood! I love it..I can just SWEEP!)
A lovely heavy fleece men's Ralph Lauren Polo jacket was found last year. I left it for a few days, thinking someone would surely come back for it...then it rained, and I brought it home and sold it on Ebay for $85.00! I've found lots of good clothes and taken them to the goodwill, a small bed-table, nice wood, and best of all: get this! JUST when I needed a new toilet seat...yes! in plastic!the right size! How 'bout that?? There's more, maybe later. It's Movie Nite with friend Elizabeth!