Homelessness

Operation Home S.A.F.E: Report – Community Triage Day Set For December 19th

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At last night’s Anaheim City Council, Kristine Ridge, Assistant City Manager, gave the second performance report for Operation Home S.A.F.E., which provided an action plan to address the city’s growing homeless epidemic. Every performance metric is being met and exceeded to implement Operation Home S.A.F.E. and restore the health and public safety of those living in or near homeless encampments ...

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Moreno: Homelessness is “Man-Made” By Powerful Men In Business, Government

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As council watchers know, Councilman Jose F. Moreno never refers to “homeless people” or “the homeless,” but always uses the phrase “people in the condition of homelessness.” In this video, Moreno explains why he employs this clumsy euphemism: “We call it the condition of homelessness because once you say ‘the homeless people’ you categorize them. You “other” them.” Moreno was speaking ...

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City Council To Weigh Homeless Working Group Recommendations On December 5 (Part 1)

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On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council will consider recommendations developed by Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s Homeless Policy Working Group – including embracing a “Housing First” policy; support for installing portable bathrooms and showers for homeless camp residents; building more year-round emergency shelters and other formalized living arrangements f0r the homeless on city-owned land; and exploring revenues streams – including taxes ...

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UPDATED: Underground Bunker Constructed By Homeless And Stash of 1,000 Bikes Discovered On Santa Ana River Trail

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In the wake of removing a 200-person homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail in Fountain Valley, County of Orange officials discovered a well-constructed underground bunker and 1,000 bikes stashed in a flood control tunnel.  Also found was a half-loaded .357 magnum revolver that had been fired.                 The approximately 5×10 underground ...

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Radical Homeless Advocates Try To Silence Kris Murray With Bogus Allegations

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If you thought Anaheim City Council politics couldn’t become even more dysfunctional, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno has proven them wrong. Jeanine Robbins and Wes Jones are part of a cadre of progressive political activists whose lives seem to revolve around using public comments at Anaheim council meetings to flog their cause-du-jour and denigrate those with whom they disagree. ...

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City Commissioner Calls for Busing Riverbed Homeless Into Anaheim Resort

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Tom Houchen, the District 5 representative on the Anaheim Housing and Community Development Commission, posted this on Facebook a few hours ago: This reckless suggestion is the response of Houchen (and apparently other homeless “advocates”) to the County of Orange’s announced intention to actually require the homeless campers living on the Santa Ana River Trail to obey the law like ...

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OC Sheriff’s Department: 83% of Santa Ana River Homeless Are Refusing Services

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83% of homeless living in the Santa Ana River Trail encampments are refusing offers of assistance, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD). Members of the department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) have made 1,093 contacts and offered a variety of resources to the individuals encamped in the area. Deputies, in some cases, made multiple contacts with the same individual ...

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Kris Murray: Progress Report On Operation Home S.A.F.E.

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Last month, Operation Home S.A.F.E. was unanimously approved by the Anaheim City Council. This program declared a state of emergency in our city and put in place an action plan to address health and safety impacts of homeless encampments along the Flood Control Channel in Anaheim and surrounding areas. The focus is to collaborate with the County of Orange and ...

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County of Orange Considering Closed Education Center in Orange As Homeless Shelter

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The County of Orange is considering purchasing the Orange Education Center from the Rancho Santiago Community College District and turning it into a homeless shelter, according to sources. The shuttered facility is in an industrial-commercial zone of the city. Last week, Supervisor Todd Spitzer, county CEO Frank Kim and several county staff toured the building, which a source familiar with ...

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Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

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As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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