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  • Dad stabbed in neck while holding young daughter on his lap while dining at Ventura restaurant

    04/20/2018 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Pelham · 230 replies
    KABC ^ | 04/19/2018 | staff
    VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) -- A man was stabbed in the neck while holding his young daughter on his lap while dining at a restaurant on the Ventura Promenade. Ventura police received multiple calls around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday about a stabbing at the Aloha Steakhouse at 364 S. California St. Police said the victim and his wife were having dinner along with their 5-year-old daughter at the time of the attack, which appeared to be unprovoked. Investigators said there was no altercation or contact prior to the attack, and the victim and suspect did not appear to know each other. When...
  • Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads

    04/17/2018 8:56:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2018 | Heather Knight
    As president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors bureau, Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to promote San Francisco. You’d think he’d be hyping the city’s gorgeous vistas, top-notch restaurants and glorious museums. Sure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over. People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
  • San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose The Failure Of A Liberal Utopia

    04/12/2018 9:06:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/12/2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    SAN FRANCISCO – “You want the down-low? I’ll give you the down-low. These guys will all tell you something different, but the one thing everyone here has in common is that they all do drugs.” I’m talking to a group of homeless men camped out under Highway 101 in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, where a half-dozen tents are set up on a wide sidewalk across the street from a Best Buy. The thirtysomething guy who’s telling me it’s all about drugs doesn’t want to give me his name. That’s partly because he doesn’t consider himself homeless—he stays with boyfriends, he...
  • Los Angeles County wants to help build guest houses in people's back yards ... for the homeless

    04/11/2018 3:04:17 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 92 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11, 2018 | Gale Holland
    "Not in my backyard" protests helped block homeless housing in Temple City, delayed it in Boyle Heights and, last month, killed Orange County's plan to relocate homeless people to shelters. Now, Los Angeles officials want to turn NIMBYism on its head — by paying property owners to put houses for homeless people in their backyards. In August, the county Board of Supervisors approved a $550,000 pilot program to build a handful of small backyard houses, or upgrade illegally converted garages, for homeowners who agree to host a homeless person or family. Then in February, Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded L.A. a $100,000...
  • Homeless people brag about the 'tent mansion' they built right next to Seattle's Space Needle

    04/09/2018 12:37:04 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9 April 2018 | Emily Crane
    Homeless people brag about the 'tent mansion' they built right next to Seattle's Space Needle that is surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos The structure is located on a patch of grass near Seattle's famous Space Needle It has quickly been dubbed the 'tent mansion' and is surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos Tent structure has glass French doors and is made mostly of tents, wooden pallets, chairs, tarps and even umbrellas Group of homeless people built the camp after they were forced from a park It is in a heavy foot traffic area given the number of tourists walking...
  • 'Homeless Mansions’ Pop Up Near Seattle's Space Needle

    04/08/2018 5:46:19 PM PDT · by ethom · 59 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | April 7 2018 | staff report
    Want a view of the Space Needle? A group of homeless people built a tent "mansion" in a small patch of grass between Third Avenue and Broad Street. It's a half a block from Seattle's most famous tourist attraction and surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos. "We've got the doors, the couch, the table," said Melissa Burns. She's currently living in the new camp. "We've got the living room here, which is a mess right now because we're still constructing, but we're puttin' up the vinyl to cover it up, make it more attractive." (I mean, you got to keep...
  • Asian immigrants put their foot down at liberals dumping homeless at their door in the O.C.

    04/08/2018 10:52:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Liberals were in for a surprise when legal Asian immigrant families fought back at their efforts to dump the homeless of Orange County into their ICity of Irvine community, thinking that since they were Asians, they wouldn't complain. Apparently, they complained mightily, as this story in the Los Angeles Times shows: Many of the loudest voices in the movement to block the shelter plan were Chinese Americans who came together through social media apps and various community groups. They were joined by immigrants from South Korea, India, Mexico and the Middle East, along with some whites. They rallied to...
  • In fighting homeless camp, Irvine's Asians win, but at a cost

    04/04/2018 6:29:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 1, 2018 | Anh Do
    One by one, the buses pulled up to the Orange County Hall of Administration last week carrying posters with messages such as "No Tent City" and "No Homeless in Irvine." Many of the hundreds on board were immigrants, and this would be their first experience joining a political protest. A week earlier, county officials announced that they were considering placing emergency homeless shelters in Irvine as well as in Laguna Niguel and in Huntington Beach. All three cities immediately fought the plan, but the opposition was most fierce in Irvine. Many of the loudest voices in the movement to block...
  • San Diego unveils unorthodox homelessness solution: big tents

    03/29/2018 9:12:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 29, 2018 | Kelly Davis
    Bob McElroy strode through the busy entrance of the vast, gleaming-white tent, greeting people right and left. The prominent homeless services provider calls the new structure, located on the outskirts of downtown San Diego, “the Rolls-Royce of tents”. It is double-insulated and has wifi. And it is the sunny seaside destination’s millionaire-funded attempt to get a grip on an emergency that sees thousands of homeless people sleep on its streets every night. The industrial-sized tent holds 324 people in neatly spaced, numbered bunks. People can bring their pets, and 70 dogs also live in the shelter. It offers a bed...
  • LA Considers Ambitious Proposal To Provide Housing For Every Homeless Person

    03/24/2018 3:23:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    CBS LA ^ | March 23, 2018 | Staff
    The Los Angeles City Council Friday is considering a motion that would enact a plan to provide housing for every transient in the city, as it continues to grapple with a housing shortage which has spiked rents and sent thousands of people into homelessness. The motion, introduced last month by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, says there is little evidence that anything is being done to create or improve shelters for the homeless in the city and that a true sense of emergency is needed to deal with the problem.
  • Police: Random box cutter attack in Waikiki leaves woman injured

    03/22/2018 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly grabbing a woman at random in Waikiki on Wednesday and hold a box cutter to her neck. The attack happened about 1:30 p.m. as the woman sat at a table outside the Longs Drugs on Kalakaua Avenue, police said. Police have arrested 49-year-old Andrew Davis in connection with the crime. Witnesses told police Davis was yelling randomly at people before he allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman sitting in front of Longs. The suspect then allegedly put the woman in a chokehold and held a box cutter to her...
  • Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

    03/21/2018 6:56:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anh Do
    One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up "camp" shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials' plans call for possible camps in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach on county-owned land. The Irvine City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to sue the county to stop the proposal.
  • Orange County will spend $70.5 million for permanent housing for homeless

    03/20/2018 1:23:54 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 94 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/19/18 | Jordan Graham
    Supervisors voted Monday for Orange County to spend $70.5 million on permanent housing for the homeless, and to create temporary homeless camps in Irvine, and possibly in Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. The vote comes a week after supervisors committed $20 million toward permanent housing for the homeless. The combined $90 million is likely the single largest appropriation ever committed by the county to fight homelessness, and signals a shift in the county’s strategy to solve the growing issue. The decision came as supervisors admitted that they’ve failed to spend money that’s been available for homeless housing – tens of...
  • #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...