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Ventura Police Chief Aims to Take Action Against Vagrancy

Ventura Police Chief Aims to Take Action Against Vagrancy

By Lori Denman Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney commented on safety measures that have been taken by the police department in response to community outcry following the murder of Anthony Mele. Corney announced the department’s efforts and goals during the Ventura City Council meeting on July 23. Council approved numerous requests by Corney that was documented […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Low Barrier Homeless Shelter Funding Discussed at City Council Tomorrow

Oxnard Low Barrier Homeless Shelter Funding Discussed at City Council Tomorrow

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is a proposed plan to open a low barrier   24-hour year-round homeless shelter by December in Oxnard. If the budget is approved tomorrow night at the Oxnard City Council meeting, seed money will be partially given from the $1.5 million of Measure O to fund the shelter (see graphic below). Homeless […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commentary | The Ventura Vagrancy Problem – Is Somebody Lying?

Commentary | The Ventura Vagrancy Problem – Is Somebody Lying?

    By Catherine Myers  I found this article to be very informative, The Present of More Presence  http://citizensjournal.us/ventura-homelessness-the-present-of-more-presence/   But it really raised some questions for me to which I think we all deserve answers. Here are a couple of statements from the article that, to me, really stood in direct opposition. “When asked how […]

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 […]

Listen KVTA June 5th – City Ventura Vagrancy Issues and Solutions

Listen KVTA June 5th – City Ventura Vagrancy Issues and Solutions

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