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Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

By Lori Denman Firefighters in Ventura County have left their careers due to injuries caused by traps set by a subset of homeless vagrants, explained Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base to Citizens Journal this month. Who would want to hurt the citizens of Ventura County, including police and firefighters by setting intentional fires and traps? Homeless […]

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s more Feces…Than I’e Ever Seen’

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s more Feces…Than I’e Ever Seen’

Andrew Kerr | Investigative Reporter San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday. Breed, a Democrat who was inaugurated as the San Francisco’s mayor Wednesday, urged homeless advocacy groups that receive money from the city to teach homeless people to “clean up […]

Someone Took Out A Full-Page Ad In SF Newspaper To Warn Residents To ‘WATCH YOUR BACKS’ For Homeless People

Someone Took Out A Full-Page Ad In SF Newspaper To Warn Residents To ‘WATCH YOUR BACKS’ For Homeless People

Eric Lieberman | Tech and Law Reporter Someone in San Francisco purchased a full-page ad Friday telling city residents to “Watch your backs — nobody else is.” “As if stepping over used syringes and filth in Maiden Lane wasn’t bad enough,” reads the next part, which is paid for by the Fed Up Populace Campaign. […]

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown crows about a $9 billion budget surplus, a $16 billion rainy day fund—but still approves a $60 million increased tax on cell phones.  We have the highest poverty rate in the nation—and with 12 million people, the highest number of people living in poverty […]

San Francisco Loses Medical Convention Over Unsafe, Squalid Streets

San Francisco Loses Medical Convention Over Unsafe, Squalid Streets

By Adelle Nazarian A major medical association has backed out of holding its annual 15,000-attendee convention in San Francisco after a 20-pound bag of feces was dumped on a sidewalk in the city last week. The unnamed, Chicago-based medical association’s decision to hold the convention elsewhere leaves San Francisco with a $40 million loss and the […]

One Stop Shop for Homeless Assistance

One Stop Shop for Homeless Assistance

By Lori Denman-Underhill The homeless in Ventura County seek a multitude of needs and are finding them in a centralized location –  One Stop Outreach. The outreach facility was created by the Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which was established in 2002. The program started off with two locations in Ventura and Oxnard and has […]

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on June 18 was lengthy, which included the passing of the Fiscal Year 2018 to 2019 budget and also allocated funds to create a year-round shelter. At this meeting, there were no announcements or special presentations. Councilmember Mike Tracy was absent and there was one reportable item this […]

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

By Lori Denman-Underhill Think you have what it takes to be on Ventura’s City Council? Interested candidates are urged to visit City Hall and pick up application paperwork in July and August. The mayor and all council members were present for this regular meeting, held on June 11. Special presentations opened up the meeting and […]

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

By Lori Denman-Underhill One group that works hard to help the homeless, on and off the streets, is the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Ventura Transitional Living Center. The group goes above and beyond the call of duty for any homeless man or woman looking to find their way. Services include a shelter with 12 […]

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is an ongoing discussion in many cities, including Ventura. Is an increased presence of police officers a present, when dealing with a subset of the homeless causing crime? There are two sides of the discussion representing varying opinions from the community. One one side, many are concerned with the subset of […]

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