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Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

BY THERESA CLIFT The Trump administration has yanked approval for major homeless shelter projects it previously approved in Sacramento and San Francisco. The move undermines a critical component of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to shelter the homeless on state land and throws nearly two dozen potential shelter projects across the state into question, according to […]

How the Homeless Industrial Complex Will Destroy Venice Beach

How the Homeless Industrial Complex Will Destroy Venice Beach

    By Edward Ring “I intend on putting in another proposal in the next week or two that asks the city to look at the federal bailout or stimulus funds we’ll be getting as a result of this crisis…and using some of that to either buy hotels that go belly up or to buy the […]

Some cities are blocking California efforts to protect homeless people from coronavirus, Newsom says

Some cities are blocking California efforts to protect homeless people from coronavirus, Newsom says

By PATRICK MCGREEVY STAFF WRITER    California’s effort to move homeless people into hotel and motel rooms to protect them from the coronavirus has gotten thousands off the streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday, but advocates say the program has been slow and uneven in some areas, hampered by red tape and local opposition. Appearing […]

COVID-19: Oxnard’s Ormond Beach Remains Open and the Homeless Garthers

COVID-19: Oxnard’s Ormond Beach Remains Open and the Homeless Garthers

By Christina Zubko This week, in response to an expected surge of COVID-19 cases in the state,Ventura County CEO Mike Powers closed parks, trails, and county beaches to stop crowds from gathering. Silver Strand and Hollywood Beach, located in Ventura’s unincorporated areas are also closed. The cities of Ventura and Port Hueneme followed suit and […]

The homeless, a community’s failure

The homeless, a community’s failure

    By Seth Bonilla Port Hueneme, a place my wife and I called home 5 years ago. Prior to us moving here we lived in Bakersfield California and served on a team providing meals to over 5000 per month and  also provided resources for the homeless population to utilize.   We learned very quickly that when you […]

Oxnard opens Expansion Shelter for Homeless to Facilitate Social Distancing

Oxnard opens Expansion Shelter for Homeless to Facilitate Social Distancing

Please share with those concerned about Oxnard’s homeless people. Here is a message from Oxnard’s Housing Director, Emilio Ramirez. “ good afternoon mayor and council, sending a brief regarding our efforts regarding covid-19 and the homeless population. We will be opening an expansion shelter at the PAL 350 S. K St. this will allow us safe […]

California moving homeless to hotels, in scramble to prevent coronavirus explosion on the streets

California moving homeless to hotels, in scramble to prevent coronavirus explosion on the streets

By Andrew O’Reilly | Fox News Public health officials are warning Americans to stay home, avoid any unnecessary travel, and limit contact with others as ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But what happens when you don’t have a home? How do you practice social distancing when, at best, the only barrier between you and your neighbor […]

Simi Valley homeless advocate targeted by Ventura County (Part III)

Simi Valley homeless advocate targeted by Ventura County (Part III)

      By Michael Hernandez  (Editor’s Note:  This is the third of a four-part series on a Simi Valley man—Wayne Fishback—targeted by Ventura County. The first story in the series was titled:  “Simi Valley environmentalist targeted by Ventura County.  See link at: https://www.citizensjournal.us/simi-valley-environmentalist-targeted-by-ventura-county-part-i/  The second story in the series was titled:  “Simi Valley hospital […]

Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

      By George Miller Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez recently talked to us about the city’s homeless program effort. Topics Covered were: 1. Status of new shelter/navigation center, Armory move-out 2 Alternative shelter possibilities 3. In context of overall homeless strategy   Oxnard, like many other cities, has struggled with a growing homeless […]

It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

    By Amanda Carter Chronic homelessness is a choice. I am living proof that anyone experiencing homelessness can get out and stay out, if they want. I am a mother of 3. I am a survivor of human trafficking. I am an addict working a program of recovery. Yes, I have been and have […]

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