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Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

By Lang Martinez and George Miller (with major assistance from Tara Carruth) With astonishing speed for government, the Ventura County Continuum of Care, State of California and FEMA have quickly reacted to help protect the most at-risk homeless people from the COVID-19 pandemic. The most visible manifestation of this is the county leasing and taking over […]

“The Truth About Nobody Knows”: My Story About Sexual Abuse- “Rape”!           

“The Truth About Nobody Knows”: My Story About Sexual Abuse- “Rape”!           

By Lang Martinez, December 16, 2019 Nobody Knows But Me part 8 God Only Knows     for King & Country “Wide awake while the world is sound asleepin’. Too afraid of what might show up while you’re dreamin’. Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you     Nobody, nobody would believe you Every day you try […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friends of Ormond Beach Cry for Help

Friends of Ormond Beach Cry for Help

    By Christina Zubko Homeless encampments on Ormond Beach in Oxnard have become a serious problem. They are also spilling over into adjacent Hueneme Beach. Residents are demanding action. Formerly homeless Lang Martinez, clean and sober today, educated me on the “culture” of the encampments on Ormond Beach and well as other encampments. . […]

“Nobody Knows But Me”- Part 6- Encounter at Little Caesar’s

“Nobody Knows But Me”- Part 6- Encounter at Little Caesar’s

By Lang Martinez with Bonnie Rouda   This one I dedicate to Keith Repult author of the book,  ‘Just Breathe‘. I wanted to know what love is and I wanted you to show me.  Thank you for showing me what love truly means my friend. Matthew 7 verse 1-5: “Do not judge, or you too […]

“Nobody knows But Me”, Homeless on the Streets of Oxnard- Part 5- Working in Plaza Park

“Nobody knows But Me”, Homeless on the Streets of Oxnard- Part 5- Working in Plaza Park

By Lang Martinez with Bonnie Rouda . This article is dedicated to those protecting our community with exceptional service. Oxnard Police Department, City of Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez and Homelessness Coordinator Mark Alvarado, (my friend, who I upset on a daily basis- I apologize Mark). . Luke 15 verse 4, 5 and 6; ‘suppose […]

Tom Dunn: Interview of a Formerly Homeless Recovering Addict

Tom Dunn: Interview of a Formerly Homeless Recovering Addict

By Tom Dunn: Editor’s note: Tom Dunn of Port Hueneme News did these two video interviews of formerly homeless, now recovering addict, Lang Martinez. Lang has now become an advocate for the homeless. In Part I, Tom persuades Lang to tell us about the life of the addicted homeless, whom Lang estimates are 80% of […]

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

By George Miller Citizens Journal columnist Lang Martinez mentioned us in his “Nobody Knows But Me” article appearing in this month’s 5th anniversary special edition of “Keys to Recovery” magazine, which is printed and distributed in California and 30 additional states. It is chock full of stories about addiction, treatment, testimonials and ads for treatment […]

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