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New Bill to Create a Homeless Employee Tax Credit

New Bill to Create a Homeless Employee Tax Credit

By Chris Micheli,  ‘Eligible employer’ is a taxpayer with 500 or less employees, pays family-supporting wages at or exceeding the prevailing wage On February 12, Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 424 to create a tax credit for homelessness. The bill would add and repeal Section 23628 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. Section One […]

Officers in TO continue to Assist Homeless

Officers in TO continue to Assist Homeless

Thousand Oaks Police Department Vulnerable Population Officers continued their efforts to assist our homeless community, collaborating with area social services to arrange placement in assistance programs. The latest success was helping deliver a county citizen who is currently experiencing homelessness to a substance abuse rehabilitation program after months of interaction. On January 6, 2021, deputies […]

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

By Douglas Partello Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans. The proposed Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ is planned for the old Code Building, on the corner of 2nd St. & B St. across from the Library. The Planning Commission, at the 12/17/20 meeting, approved the special permits (SUP) exemptions necessary for parking. The City is […]

Solving the Homeless Problem – Part 2

Solving the Homeless Problem – Part 2

    By Richard Eber As the Holiday season proceeds during times of Covid-19, dealing with Homelessness is a topic of great concern in California and the rest of the United States. The $ 64,000 question everywhere seems to be what can be done to deal with this epidemic which is sweeping the nation. While […]

Off the grid Thanksgiving

Off the grid Thanksgiving

      By Richard Eber For those Jack Fliehmann serves, Thanksgiving comes each day. Almost like clockwork he shows up at local homeless encampments at 5:00 AM sharp with a two-gallon steaming pot of oatmeal, a banana, water bottle, and juice for the 70 to 100 folks he serves on a regular basis. Later […]

The City of Ventura Launches Winter Weather Response Plan to Help Homeless Individuals

The City of Ventura Launches Winter Weather Response Plan to  Help Homeless Individuals

Ventura, Calif. —  As Ventura enters this year’s winter weather season, the City has partnered with the River Community Church to launch a response plan to provide stay warm packs and temporary shelter to homeless persons during severe weather events, such as severe rain, wind or low temperatures.   . Now through March 31, 2021, the City is accepting community donations to create stay warm packs for sharing with Ventura’s unhoused individuals during harsh weather events. Desired donations include rain ponchos, blankets, jackets, hand-warmers, socks, toiletries, snacks, tarps, and carrying […]

California: 2 Charged with Voter Fraud, Allegedly Submitted Registration Applications on Behalf of Homeless

California: 2 Charged with Voter Fraud, Allegedly Submitted Registration Applications on Behalf of Homeless

JOSHUA CAPLAN Two individuals have been charged with multiple counts of voter fraud after allegedly submitting fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. NBC 4 reports: “Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro, 53, and Marcos Raul Arevalo, 34, were charged in a 41-count criminal complaint filed last […]

Commentary | Ventura County Board of Supervisors Illegally Changed the Joint Powers Agreement of the North Ventura Avenue Area Plan

Commentary | Ventura County Board of Supervisors Illegally Changed the Joint Powers Agreement of the North Ventura Avenue Area Plan

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Illegally Changed the Joint Powers Agreement of the North Ventura Avenue Area Plan; FW: Ventura County Board of Supervisors Agenda Item 54, October 20, 2020 RV Parking on County Streets By Kioren Moss This is a major scandal of unprecedented nature.  The County government, under the aegis of Steve Bennett, […]

Will you begin the holidays by helping hungry people?

Will you begin the holidays by helping hungry people?

This year at the Ventura County Rescue Mission, we’ll be serving up turkey and all the fixin’s, along with a delicious pumpkin pie, to homeless and hurting men, women, and their children. COVID protocols will be followed, and to-go meals will even be offered at other sites all over the county. For some, this will […]

Ventura Better Information Helps You Decide Who’s Out And Who’s In For 2020 Election

Ventura Better Information Helps You Decide Who’s Out And Who’s In For 2020 Election

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” —John F. Kennedy We should say from the start that VREG does not endorse candidates. Our goal is to keep you informed and to educate wherever possible, but we shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to outline the critical campaign issues facing City […]

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