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Reno’s Approach to Homelessness Isn’t Helping

Reno’s Approach to Homelessness Isn’t Helping

. .. , By Paul White . Reno City Hall’s newest homeless plan is a guaranteed failure before it begins. For years, comparable plans have failed in every city that’s tried them. Every city … including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Does Reno want their results?  Reno’s homeless problem is getting worse for one reason: […]

No Room in Paradise – Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula

No Room in Paradise – Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 PM Screening No Room in Paradise,  a documentary filmed by  Green Island Films, is a journey through the worst homeless crisis in America. Filmed in Honolulu, the film gives an up close look at the homeless. It features two families as they move from sidewalk tents to subsidized housing. We see and […]

Conclusions on Homelessness and Vagrancy

Conclusions on Homelessness and Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill In a quest to find helpful solutions to the issues of homelessness and vagrancy, many professionals and police department members were interviewed for Citizens Journal. The interviews took place for the past two months. Here is a quick guide consisting of quotes, links and conclusions of these interviews. While there is no […]

Commentary | Ventura’s Homeless Problem

Commentary | Ventura’s Homeless Problem

    By Valerie E.  White On 6/18/18, the Ventura City Council approved a budget that includes Measure O funds. Under the approving eyes of many city-and county-employed bureaucrats for homeless projects and the supporters who are called to attend the meeting to influence the council’s decisions, the council approved over $1.5 million dollars to […]

Mending Mental Health in Ventura County

Mending Mental Health in Ventura County

    By Lori Denman-Underhill It is known by many, if not all in Ventura County, that there is a severe lack of services available to those suffering from mental health issues. The lack of facilities and services available to those persons with mental health issues, specifically under a 5150 hold, is noteworthy and should […]

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Benites | On Homelessness and Vagrancy

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Benites | On Homelessness and Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill In the quest to find solutions to helping the homeless and stop vagrancy, it is essential to begin a dialogue with professionals who interact with the issues on a daily basis. One individual who oversees operations and officers of the homeless and vagrancy capacity is Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites. Top […]

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

By Lori Denman-Underhill Nothing matters more in life than feeling safe in one’s own community. Knowing the government provides full and fair enforcement of the law, ensuring the health and safety of community residents is paramount. The Activist group, Quality of Life Ventura, QOL, believes these rights are not supported by two entities – Ventura […]

California considers taking custody of some street people

California considers taking custody of some street people

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views When Ronald Reagan was the Governor of California is begun the process of closing down the State hospital for the mentally ill.  Those folks had no place to go, other than the streets.  That was the start of the increase in prisoners with mental illness and […]

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

By Sheryl Hamlin City Manager Rock explained that there have been escalating calls for services related to homeless to the Santa Paula Police Department. Recall that a group of citizens begged council for help at a recent council meeting. Read about that presentation here. SPPD spent hours on site giving tresspassing citations and packets of […]

Hey, Show Compassion To the Residents of Ventura

Hey, Show Compassion To the Residents of Ventura

    By Staff The murder of a young father in the presence of his wife and five-year old daughter has brought the issue of homelessness to the forefront in our community. Homelessness is a growing problem, not only in the City of Ventura but across the United States and especially in California. Admittedly, housing […]

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