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New law makes it easier for authorities to force troubled homeless into conservatorships

New law makes it easier for authorities to force troubled homeless into conservatorships

By Chris Reed Reflecting frustration over the fact that years of adding resources to fighting homelessness had brought little progress, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill making it significantly easier for authorities in three counties with 40 percent of California’s population to force the most severely troubled individuals into conservatorships. Those are arrangements in […]

Oxnard Homeless Resource Fair

Oxnard Homeless Resource Fair

The City of Oxnard is putting on a homeless resources fair on October 16, 2019 at Plaza Park, 500 South C Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help the growing population of homeless in our area register into Ventura County’s Homeless Management Information Resource System where they can get health, behavioral and human […]

Nobody Knows But Me: “The Solution” – Part 7.

Nobody Knows But Me: “The Solution” – Part 7.

By Lang Martinez and Abraham Mendez John 15 verses 5-8 “I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me you are like a branch that is thrown away […]

LA County will ask Supreme Court to uphold bans against sleeping on sidewalks

LA County will ask Supreme Court to uphold bans against sleeping on sidewalks

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Go downtown and you see on every street, bikes, cars not moving and people sleeping on the sidewalks.  The same for San Fran and many California cities.  The reason the cops can’t control this is a Supreme Court decision allowing it.    Previously, the Supreme Court allowed […]

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

By George Miller The local homeless situation, encampments and resulting environmental damage, panhandling, petty crime and resultant quality of life issues are prompting the city to take action. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard said that California Proposition 47 and 57, AB109 and the Boise court ruling (people can sleep on public land unless there […]

Report: Trump Wants To Shut Down California Homeless Camps

Report: Trump Wants To Shut Down California Homeless Camps

DAVID KRAYDEN OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF   President Donald Trump is reportedly fed up with the homeless camps that dot the California landscape and wants to move the residents into some form of transitional housing. The camps are not only an eyesore but contribute to lawlessness. The problem has intensified over the summer and Trump is apparently […]

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting for RV & Tent Camping

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting for RV & Tent Camping

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Stepping into the Unknown — Oxnard’s Homeless

Stepping into the Unknown — Oxnard’s Homeless

    By Rafael Stoneman Lang Martinez and Bonnie Rouda interacted with the people of Oxnard Plaza Park on August 29th, 2019, and made an offer to everyone they spoke to; they invited people without homes to come and stay at a sober living house, free of charge.  What was the response? Were there any […]

OPINION: Reno’s Homeless Plan Following in California’s Footsteps

OPINION: Reno’s Homeless Plan Following in California’s Footsteps

By Valerie White We aren’t seeing increasing numbers of homeless individuals in Reno because we lack housing. There will never be sufficient housing for those wanting free housing; the demand for anything “free” will always be greater than the supply. We’re seeing more and more street dwellers due to increased chronic drug/alcohol use, increased mental illness, decreased […]

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