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  • #TransformationTuesday: Help! We’re Trapped In the Future!

    03/13/2018 7:00:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-13-18 | MOTUS
    Kamala Harris Tells Us “California Represents The Future.”That’s precisely what we’re afraid of Kammie:Homeless in Hollywood San Francisco’s Poop Pile MapAftermath of the Skirball fire, started by a campfire at a homeless campCalifornia’s Past and Future Brain TrustBut thanks for the warning. We’ll keep it in mind as we work hard to MAGA.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Thousands of pounds of human waste, close to 14,000 hypodermic needles cleaned out (Santa Ana River)

    03/10/2018 8:05:32 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/8/18 | Theresa Walker
    Thousands of pounds of human waste, close to 14,000 hypodermic needles cleaned out from Santa Ana River homeless encampments Orange County Public Works released eye-popping figures Thursday, March 8, on the total amount of debris, needles and hazardous waste removed when crews cleaned up the area along the Santa Ana River Trail once populated by the encampments of homeless people. Here’s what was collected between Jan. 22 and March 3 from a more than two-mile stretch of bike trail roughly from I-5 in Orange to Ball Road in Anaheim, according to OC Public Works spokesman Shannon Widor: 404 tons of...
  • See before-and-after photos of the Santa Ana River Trail with homeless people gone

    03/02/2018 6:35:49 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 113 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/2/18 | Theresa Walker, Jeff Gritchen
    The last of more than 700 homeless people living in the tent encampments at the Santa Ana River Trail left on Monday — 697 of them gone to motels. In the days since, Orange County Public Works crews have cleared away most of the debris left behind on a roughly two-mile stretch from I-5 in Orange to Ball Road/Taft Avenue in Anaheim. It won’t be known until next week just how much trash, feces, discarded syringes and other hazardous waste was collected, said OC Public Works spokesman Shannon Widor. The last official tally from the county was on Feb. 9,...
  • Video shows police kick dining homeless man out of Myrtle Beach McDonald’s

    03/01/2018 6:03:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Fox ^ | Mar 1, 2018 | staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A video stirring anger on Facebook shows police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina asking a homeless man to leave a McDonald’s after another patron bought him a meal Wednesday morning, according to WMBF. Police also escorted the customer filming the incident, Yossi Gallo, from the restaurant. Gallo can be heard telling the officer that he met the man outside the restaurant and invited him in. According to Myrtle Beach police, the officer was responding to a call made by a McDonald’s employee requesting a trespass warning for a panhandler in the restaurant parking lot.
  • What happens when homeless people are sent to motels?

    02/28/2018 12:07:35 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 62 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/27/18 | Theresa Walker, Jordan Graham
    What happens when homeless people are sent to motels? Some are welcomed, some treated warily, some kicked out Erik Teasley was happy to leave behind the ragtag encampments at the Santa Ana River Trail where he and hundreds of other homeless people had lived until last week, when the county resumed its mass dispersal of an entrenched tent-city community. A comfortable motel sounded good to Teasley, 47. A homeless man from Santa Ana, he’d spent two years sleeping in different spots on the banks of the flood-control channel. But, last week, when he initially was moved away from the riverbed,...
  • Santa Ana River homeless encampment’s last residents move ou

    02/27/2018 9:19:38 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 56 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/26/18 | Jordan Graham
    Orange County’s largest homeless encampment is no more. On Monday, following a six-day blitz during which county officials moved 732 homeless people into local motels and shelters, the once-bustling tent encampment sat unoccupied. The last few occupants packed their belongings and left. Sheriff’s deputies guarded locked gates to the flood control channel, preventing people from reentering. -snip- The county attempted to clear the Santa Ana River encampment beginning Jan. 22 so it could conduct an environmental cleanup of the flood control channel. But U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter suspended that process by granting a temporary restraining order in...
  • California's Exploding Homeless Population Result of Failed Democrat Policies

    02/27/2018 7:32:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/18 | Katy Grimes
    What is behind the explosion of drug addicted, criminal, and mentally ill homeless on California's streets? Democrat policies and politics going all the way up the ladder to California Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature, on up to the Obama administration, and the Obama-Holder prison reform program which subverted the law as well as Congress. The so-called reforms succeeded in promoting crime by decriminalizing many crimes, and reclassifying violent crimes as “non-violent.” Gov. Jerry Brown’s A.B. 109, “realigned” California’s overcrowded prison system, shifting responsibility of repeat, newly classified “nonviolent” offenders from state prisons to county jails. Those released were...
  • Vanity - Homeless, Sleepless, Drugs, Illegals, reign unabated in San Francisco & Los Angeles!!!

    02/21/2018 5:42:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    The state of California, the once Bright and Shinning star of the future of the USA Republic is that no more...not even a shadow of its former self. Once the land of aerospace, hot rods (auto engineering & development), surfers, massive tourism, now dies slowly on the vine of failed progressive, Democrat Party failed leadership and neglect. Read my lips..."There is no such thing as a free lunch. The streets of San Francisco & Los Angeles are filled with budding "tent cities" of the homeless, the streets are filled with garbage dirt, human waste rotting is the open air, unabated...
  • L.A. County's homeless problem is worsening despite billions from tax measures

    02/19/2018 10:11:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Los Angeles County's homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region's homelessness agency. The report showed that officials two years ago far underestimated how much new housing would be needed when they asked city and county voters to approve the tax measures. ... Peter Lynn, executive director of the homeless authority, said Friday that new cost figures had not been calculated,...
  • L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years

    02/01/2018 11:06:43 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | Gale Holland
    The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% — to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 — in the last six years... ... the city's land-use policies had reduced the availability of low-income housing... ... Los Angeles has a severe shortage of apartment units for poor people...
  • County ends health emergency over hepatitis A outbreak (San Diego)

    01/25/2018 8:32:04 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 7 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 1/23/2018 | City New Service
    SAN DIEGO – The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to end a state of emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County amid a declining number of cases. There have been no new reported cases of the illness over the last four weeks and the number of deaths linked to the disease has remained at 20 since late October. Those are two signs that the county’s three-pronged approach — vaccinating people who are at risk of contracting the disease, educating the public about prevention and sanitizing streets — has worked, health officials told the board. “The outbreak...
  • Twitter: 2 min 20 sec video of homeless in Orange County - UNBELIEVABLE!

    01/15/2018 9:53:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    Click on the link above. The video actually goes on for 10 minutes, but Twitter only allows 2:20 of it to be posted. Beyond disgusting. We spend 125 billion a year on illegal aliens and allow this tragedy in our country. (I suspect that there are illegals among them but how many I have no idea.)
  • Meals on Wheels volunteer attacked with machete in Vermont

    01/07/2018 6:20:52 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 70 replies ^ | January 7, 2018 | Associated Press
    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless. WCAX-TV reports 32-year-old Burlington resident Abukar Ibrahim is accused of attacking the 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer who was dropping off meals at Harbor Place, which serves as a temporary emergency housing facility. The attack happened Friday in Shelburne.
  • Man told to stop giving freezing homeless people a place to stay

    01/05/2018 11:52:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny post ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    A suburban Chicago man has been told to stop the “slumber parties” he hosts in a basement for freezing homeless people — or the home will be condemned. “I would stay up all night with them and give them coffee and stuff and feed them,” Greg Schiller, of Elgin, told NBC Chicago of the events in his girlfriend’s basement. Schiller said his reading of city code allows for “slumber parties,” but city officials claim that code applies to children’s parties, not adults. According to the city, the “parties” Schiller hosts a few times a week actually make the home a...
  • Man found frozen to death on Charleston, WV front porch

    12/31/2017 12:22:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 57 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A man was found frozen on the front porch of a home on Charleston's West Side, according to the city's Chief of Police, Steve Cooper. Police were called to the scene, along the 1800 block of 7th Avenue just before noon on December 31. Neighbors said they saw the man purchasing liquor yesterday. The unidentified man, according to police, was homeless.
  • California's hidden homeless: Teachers, chefs, nurses and other middle class workers living in cars

    12/29/2017 7:38:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2017 | Emily Crane
    The rising cost of rent and housing in California is forcing residents into alternative accommodation with middle class workers taking up residence in their cars and RVs by the side of the road to make ends meet. Hundreds of people, including nurses and chefs, are sleeping in parking lots in affluent areas like Santa Barbara as they make the most of the only homes they can afford. Marva Ericson, who works as a nursing assistant, has been sleeping in her Kia for the past three months. She wakes up before dawn each day, showers at the local YMCA and dresses in her hospital...
  • Welcome to Skid Row 2017: Shocking scale of homelessness in downtown LA [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:04:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Phoebe Southworth
    Rubbish bags piled up by the pavements and littered across streets. Tents erected in clusters where people have camped down for the night. Dozens of directionless residents congregating by the roadside and wandering into the road. This is what Christmas Day looked like for thousands of homeless people in the dark and dingy underbelly of Downtown Los Angeles this year.
  • It is Now Legal to Defecate and Urinate on Denver Sidewalks! What???

    12/24/2017 10:10:16 AM PST · by walford · 117 replies
    Joe for America ^ | December 23, 2017 | Scott Osborn
    Denver just decriminalized public defecation in order to make life easier for immigrants and the homeless. After decriminalizing defecating on sidewalks, the Chamber of Commerce will probably rename Denver as the “Mile High Pile City.”No Board of Health? That’s how diseases spread. Now every time I think of Denver I will see visions of poop and other body fluids on the sidewalk. People are required to dispose of dog poop and Denver is letting humans defecate any where they please.What’s disturbing as well is that they also decriminalized camping out on private land. So now you can go out to get...
  • Why You Should Give Money Directly and Unconditionally to Homeless People

    12/23/2017 2:19:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    The New Statesman ^ | Matt Broomfield
    Who are you to judge what they do with that cash?Don’t just buy them a sandwich from Pret. They’re not four. They have the right to spend their money as they choose – and it is their money, once given. Don’t just give to people performing, singing, or accompanied by a cute dog. Buskers deserve a wage too, of course. But homeless people are not your dancing monkey and they shouldn’t have to perform to earn your pity. Don’t second-guess whether people are “really” homeless. Those who think begging is a shortcut to easy money should try humiliating themselves daily...
  • California Today: State’s Homeless Population Drives National Increase

    12/21/2017 12:36:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | By JENNIFER MEDINA
    It could hardly come as a surprise to anyone who travels around the state: the number of people who are homeless in California continues to rise at a steady clip. Every year, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development releases a Point in Time count of the homeless population. This year that number reached nearly 554,000 — a 1 percent increase from last year, driven by the dramatic surge in West Coast cities. More than one-quarter of the total homeless population nationwide lives in California, roughly 114,000. The vast majority are “unsheltered” — a more bureaucratic term to describe...