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Venice Beach shut down except for homeless encampments

Venice Beach shut down except for homeless encampments

    By Edward Ring . California’s 40 million residents have now been under house arrest for over a week. But in the homeless haven known as Venice Beach, the party hasn’t skipped a beat. Law abiding residents have deserted the Los Angeles coast after a crackdown by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who condemned people getting “too close together, […]

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

By George Miller, David Scrivner & Abraham Mendez Ormond Beach, Oxnard, CA     We recently visited the numerous, remote, persistent and illegal Oxnard beach encampments and have some news to report to you (most photos were taken on 9-7-19). In summary: The encampments are far from being “cleared out” as we had been told and […]

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

A second start occurred just after 1pm on June 30th Saturday afternoon. The fire burned an area adjacent to the burn yesterday and consumed more encampment items that had been abandoned. The cause of the second fire today was unknown; Ventura Fire Department has been patrolling the area for the past 24 hours with no […]

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

On June 29th at 12:52 PM, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to multiple reports of a fire burning in the Santa Clara river bed near the Ventura water treatment plant.  First arriving firefighters reported a well-established fire burning in vegetation around several homeless encampments.  Firefighters used  three – 20 person hand crews, a water […]

Simi Valley Council addresses homeless problem in city

Simi Valley Council addresses homeless problem in city

By Debra Tash At their 7/21/2014 meeting the Simi Valley Council addressed the problem of homeless encampments around the city.  There are twelve at present and they are on private property.  The present process to evict trespassers and cleanup the vacant land has been cumbersome and lengthy and falling on the backs of the property […]