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Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

By George Miller The July 16, 2019 Oxnard City Council covered a report of progress on the homeless situation, approval of $1,500,000 in grants to help address it and authorization to use the National Guard Armory as a 24 hour shelter. Then the Council made it clear that they are fed up with lack of […]

Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center Shelter is Full, Sends 26 Animals to Northern California Rescue Facility

Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center Shelter is Full, Sends 26 Animals to Northern California Rescue Facility

(SANTA PAULA, CALIFORNIA) Twenty-six animals from the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) were transported this week to a rescue in Northern California. SPARC, a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter, has been receiving so many stray and surrendered animals since the beginning of 2019 that the shelter had run out of space and adoptions were not keeping […]

Oxnard Shelter Opening Date Moved Up due to Rain: Will Open Wednesday, 1/30/19, at 5:00 p.m.

Oxnard Shelter Opening Date Moved Up due to Rain: Will Open Wednesday, 1/30/19, at 5:00 p.m.

TO ALL CONCERNED: We am writing to advise that a change has been made to the opening date for the Temporary Emergency Shelter.  Instead of opening on Friday, February 1, 2019, the doors to the TES will open on Wednesday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m., at 351 South “K” Street, Oxnard CA 93030.  This change […]

Red Cross Opening Shelters in Ventura County

Red Cross Opening Shelters in Ventura County

Camarillo, Calif. (January 15, 2018) — The American Red Cross of Ventura County will be opening shelters this afternoon for residents ordered to evacuate due to heavy rains and the risk for debris flow. The Red Cross shelters will be located at: Ventura College at 4667 Telegraph Rd in Ventura Nordhoff High School at 1401 […]

San Diego Calls on State to Help Fund Migrant Shelters

San Diego Calls on State to Help Fund Migrant Shelters

. By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views San Diego County has decided to become a magnet for illegal aliens..  It doesn’t want to spend its own taxpayers money—they want folks in Chico and Eureka to finance making life easier for illegal aliens in this Sanctuary State. “In a bipartisan effort, San Diego County’s mostly […]

Reno’s homeless tent shelter the latest piece of a failed approach

Reno’s homeless tent shelter the latest piece of a failed approach

    By Paul White During her 2018 State of the City Address, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said she was “incredibly proud” of how Reno’s homeless issues were being handled. Investing just eight hours of your time proves the ridiculousness of that statement. That was the length of my 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. volunteer shift […]

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

By Lori Denman Firefighters in Ventura County have left their careers due to injuries caused by traps set by a subset of homeless vagrants, explained Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base to Citizens Journal this month. Who would want to hurt the citizens of Ventura County, including police and firefighters by setting intentional fires and traps? Homeless […]

Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Ventura is planning to open a year-round low barrier homeless shelter and its plans were discussed during the city council meeting on Monday, July 9. Prior to the shelter discussion, other small items were covered. City Council Communications The Ventura Music Festival starts this weekend. Go to VenturaMusicFestival.org to see the lineup. […]

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill Homeless advocates of Oxnard have been pleading  for a year-round shelter for years and their City Council just decided last week to approve seed money funds for its establishment. The shelter is planned to be low barrier. Citizens Journal discussed the meaning of low barrier in this previous article.  If the establishment of […]

Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Benites, On Homelessness and Vagrancy (Part Two)

Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Benites, On Homelessness and Vagrancy (Part Two)

By Lori Denman-Underhill Citizens Journal interviewed Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites last week. This two-part story features an interview with Benites about homelessness and vagrancy in his city. The person who oversees operations and officers of the homeless and vagrancy capacity is Benites. Top concerns for some of the local community include how the homeless situation […]

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