Local homeless man William “Wild Bill” Pluma Barrios left an impact on La Cañada Flintridge during the years he was seen around town, and the community hasn’t forgotten about him in the wake of his death of undisclosed causes in October.
Barrios, who lived in the Hahamongna Watershed Park, was 54 when he died. He was known around town as a colorful character, but was also known to local law enforcement for public drunkenness and occasionally other disruptive behavior, said Sgt. Debra Herman of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
La Cañadans have been reminiscing on-line about their encounters with Barrios, especially youth who encountered him in the park or around Foothill Boulevard.