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High-cost US Cities See Homeless Population Grow

High-cost US Cities See Homeless Population Grow

Homelessness is increasing in Los Angeles, and the signs are visible. From tents under freeways and shopping carts at street corners, to people begging for money outside fast-food restaurants, the number of homeless people in Los Angeles county has risen by 23 percent, to nearly 58,000. It is a life Destiny Prescott knows all too […]

Congratulations to members appointed to Oxnard’s Citizen Advisory Groups (CAGs)

Congratulations to members appointed to Oxnard’s Citizen Advisory Groups (CAGs)

Congratulations to members appointed to Oxnard’s Citizen Advisory Groups (CAGs) Members will serve on the CAGs for two years, with the exception of Planning Commission members who will serve for four years. APPOINTMENTS Commission on Homelessness Andrea Renee Houchin, Christine Rutter, Francine Castanon, Grant Leichtfuss, Lizet Melgoza, Lucy Cartagena Martinez, Yukio Okano Community Relations Commission […]

QOL Ventura protests crime, water & homelessness problems to City Council

QOL Ventura protests crime, water & homelessness problems to City Council

We received this video clip of several QOL (Quality Of Life) Ventura members, Matt Decker, Daniel Ohlinger, Valerie White and Paul White, speaking at the 2-6-17 Ventura City Council meeting on serious crime, water and homelessness problems and what they say is the Council’s culpability in not acceptably dealing with these. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free […]

Ventura needs to hire Sheriff’s Department

Ventura needs to hire Sheriff’s Department

By Paul White   It’s time for Ventura Police Department officers to change uniforms. It’s time for Ventura residents to get effective, economical law enforcement leadership. It’s time for Ventura’s City Council to contract with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to police Ventura. This should not be a personal issue, because punishment and prevention of criminal […]

Oxnard Workgroup to explore alternatives to the Armory Winter Warming Shelter

Oxnard Workgroup to explore alternatives to the Armory Winter Warming Shelter

Public invited to Ventura Police Community Meeting Addressing Vagrancy and Homelessness

Public invited to Ventura Police Community Meeting Addressing Vagrancy and Homelessness

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Fifty Youth & Government delegates from the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park spent the afternoon of December 9 making 300 lunches for the homeless. The lunches were delivered to the East Rancho Dominquez Community Center in Compton. The Miller YMCA Youth & Government delegates are 9 through 12 graders who attend Newbury Park High […]

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE: Together We Can End Homelessness

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE: Together We Can End Homelessness

Oxnard Council- General Fund deep deficit predicted; HUD funding for low income housing; Recycled water program advances; $200K DHS funding coming

Oxnard Council- General Fund deep deficit predicted; HUD funding for low income housing; Recycled water program advances; $200K DHS funding coming

By George Miller In a 6 1/2 hour marathon meeting, the Oxnard City Council addressed multiple major topics, including:  the shaky state of city finances, new Interim Finance Director, priorities for millions of dollars of expected HUD funding to help address homelessness and very low income housing needs and three major proposals to address water supply via […]

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

By Debra Tash City Council meeting 1/13/14, healing 6:30 PM (Closed session at 5:30) Agenda At the first council meeting of the year in Simi Valley, order Mr. Smith from Waste Management spoke on agenda item 7c dealing with the city’s growing homeless problem.  Because of break-in’s at their facility the company has had to hire […]