I was searching the chron web page and found a story/blog(?) called "'Tis the season for street spam" dated November 23, 2005 with the byline:
InsideKaty The latest word in Katy with Helen Eriksen
Replies can be posted, so I encourage everyone so inclined to read and make appropriate comments. Posting here in Causs is singing to the choir. Maybe some new eyes will see our comments in this story/blog.