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Proposed Embarcadero Waterfront Homeless Shelter Not A Treat For San Francisco Residents

Proposed Embarcadero Waterfront Homeless Shelter Not A Treat For San Francisco Residents

Whitney Tipton | Contributor   The Port Commission of San Francisco is set to approve a prime Embarcadero waterfront location for what will be the largest homeless shelter in the city. The commissioners, appointed by the mayor, are scheduled to vote on the proposal April 23. It is expected to be approved. “The commission is […]

‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

    Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority. But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp […]

Santa Paula: Homeless Shelter Approved Via Temporary Use Permit (TUP)

Santa Paula:  Homeless Shelter Approved Via Temporary Use Permit (TUP)

By Sheryl Hamlin The city of Santa Paula granted a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to the Spirit of Santa Paula to operate a homeless shelter. There was no public hearing for the Temporary Use Permit because it was declared an “emergency”. To download and read the entire TUP, click here: 19-TUP-01 FINAL W SIGNATURES Highlights […]

Volunteers Needed for Annual Homeless Count in Ventura County

Volunteers Needed for Annual Homeless Count in Ventura County

VENTURA, Calif. – Community volunteers are needed for the annual count and survey of homeless persons in Ventura County. The 2019 Ventura County Homeless Count and Subpopulation Survey has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The annual Homeless Count is coordinated by the Ventura County Continuum of Care and County of Ventura, in partnership […]

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 […]

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

By George Miller The 7-24-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting was the last one before the August break: Accepted the Police & Housing Departments’ plans on homelessness and anti-vagrancy efforts; Approved many new fee increases; Accepted Treasurer’s investment report and Finance’s new internal controls policy; Rice and 5th RR crossing progressing with funding, design, approvals; awarded […]

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 […]

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