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City Of Ventura Launches Winter Weather Response Plan For Unhoused Individuals

City Of Ventura Launches Winter Weather Response Plan For Unhoused Individuals

Ventura, Calif. – As temperatures get colder, the City of Ventura is preparing to launch its winter response plan for homeless persons and asking for community donations for stay warm packs. The Winter Weather Response Plan is co-sponsored by the City and the River Community Church and provides stay warm packs and temporary shelter to homeless […]

Oxnard Taxpayers Paying Twice For Homeless Services

Oxnard Taxpayers Paying Twice For Homeless Services

By Doug Partello For Fiscal Year 21-22, the City of Oxnard is paying Mercy House, an outside vendor, $2,196,600.00 for being the service provider for the K Street, and PAL  temporary homeless shelters. Their contract stipulates that the contractor is responsible for providing toilet, shower, and laundry service to the homeless. Yet, we have an […]

Shooting Victim | Oxnard

Shooting Victim | Oxnard

DATE: October 21, 2021 (11:52 PM) SUBJECT: Shooting Victim LOCATION: Arturus Avenue and McWane Blvd. VICTIM: Name withheld, adult male SUSPECT: Unknown CONTACT: Robin Whitney, Patrol Commander (805) 385-7771 [email protected] On October 21, 2021, at about 11:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of the dead-end of Arcturus Avenue and McWane Blvd. regarding a […]

Oxnard, CA | Halaco Homeless Encampment Eviction Set For November

Oxnard, CA | Halaco Homeless Encampment Eviction Set For November

News Release The City of Oxnard is using $790,000, from federal funds, to do an eviction of the Halaco homeless encampment, which is on private property, next month, in November, 2021. The homeless are residing on and near the slag pile, of the EPA Super Fund site, which is a toxic waste dump, in south […]

California Is Clueless About Homelessness

California Is Clueless About Homelessness

 Christian Britschgi  “More money, more problems” might as well be the slogan for how San Francisco and Los Angeles approach homelessness. Voters in both cities recently approved billions of dollars in new spending for supportive housing and services for homeless residents. Although the intentions are good and the resources are there, projects in both cities […]

Hollywood Businesses First To Feel Disastrous Effects Of Unchecked Homelessness

Hollywood Businesses First To Feel Disastrous Effects Of Unchecked Homelessness

By Marc Ang Many Californians and especially Angelenos, who at one time were used to cleaner streets, cite homelessness as the number one issue affecting their lives. Politicians like to talk high above everyone when asked about solutions but end up playing hot potato when asked to actually deal with it in a nuanced fashion. […]

State Supreme Court Rules Truck Towing Fees Amount To Excessive Fines

State Supreme Court Rules Truck Towing Fees Amount To Excessive Fines

By Bob Unruh In a decision that sheds light on how police must respond when a vehicle in violation of some city parking ordinance also is a home for the owner, the Washington Supreme Court has determined that the fines and towing charges that routinely are generated can be unconstitutional. Essentially, the ruling orders that a […]

Housing Trust Fund Ventura County Announces Two New Loans

Housing Trust Fund Ventura County Announces Two New Loans

Ventura, CA – Housing Trust Fund Ventura County announces a $3,225,000 construction loan commitment to the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) for the Westview Village II and an $800,000 predevelopment loan funded to 2nd & B Street Homeless Solutions Center in Oxnard. Additionally, Housing Trust Fund VC has received operational grant funds in […]

Denver Spends More On Homeless Than Its Students And Police

Denver Spends More On Homeless Than Its Students And Police

Harry Wilmerding Denver spent twice as much money on its homeless population than it did on its students and police, a Common Sense Institute August report showed. The city spent between $41,679 and $104,201 per person on its homeless population, compared to $19,202 per student in K-12 public schools in 2020, according to the report. In total it […]

Seattle: Sheriff’s Employees To Work From Home Because City Unsafe

Seattle: Sheriff’s Employees To Work From Home Because City Unsafe

By Art Moore   ‘There isn’t any ability to control the safety of the courthouse’ Was the sheriff of King County trying to send a message to the city of Seattle when she informed her employees this week that they must work from home because it’s too dangerous to come to Sheriff’s Headquarters in the Pacific […]

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