Tag: california homeless

Newsom Pours Nearly $700 Million Into New Homeless Housing Units

Gov. Gavin Newsom awarded $694 million in funding toward 2,500 new homeless housing projects statewide for the program called Project Homekey. The governor announced the new projects last week in a news conference with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Newsom said Aug. 24 the program funded 12,500 new homes in…


LA Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council voted Aug. 2 to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers, following an hour-long disruption by opponents who interrupted the meeting with chants and shouts in the council chamber. But due to a technicality, the council will have to vote on the matter again next…


How California Emboldens Criminal Elements Within the Homeless | Robert Pequeno

The homeless population continues to rise despite all the money and effort we are putting into the issue. You may wonder, what could be the cause? My guest is Robert Pequeno, mayor of Lake Forest. He gives us his insider perspective on homelessness from his firsthand experience as a homeless officer. He also discusses how current…


Why San Francisco’s Progressives Are Fed Up With Progressive Policies | Cregg Johnson

Are the progressive policies backfiring in San Francisco and causing the progressives to question these policies? My guest is Cregg Johnson with Positive Directions Equals Change. He discusses why he thinks harm reduction and housing first is the wrong approach to dealing with homelessness and crime. He will also share his personal story of combating…


Why California Has to Change Its Way of Addressing Homelessness | Mary Theroux

My guest is Mary Theroux, senior vice president at the Independent Institute and advisory director at The Salvation Army. She discusses why California hasn’t solved the homelessness issue after spending billions of dollars and what her organization is doing to help relieve this crisis.   Follow Epoch TV on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVus Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtv…


Frustrated Residents Ask State to Restore Ballona Wetlands from Homeless Encampments

LOS ANGELES—Some residents are asking for help from the state because, they say, the city has not responded to their pleas for help after a string of fires—sparked by homeless encampments—and four homeless people were shot near the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, the city’s largest wetland in Playa del Rey. Lucy Han, a Playa del…


Newsom Proposes Plan to Force Care for Mentally Ill, Homeless Individuals

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Amid California’s homeless crisis, some residents suffering from severe mental health and substance use disorder might be forced to receive care by court order under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new proposal announced on March 3. Newsom unveiled a plan on Thursday to combat homelessness and mental illness by proposing court-ordered care focused on housing…


Newsom Proposes Plan to Force Care for Mentally Ill, Homeless

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Amid California’s homeless crisis, some residents suffering from severe mental health and substance use disorder might be forced to receive care by court order under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new proposal announced on March 3. Newsom unveiled a plan on Thursday to combat homelessness and mental illness by proposing court-ordered care focused on housing…


MacArthur Park Section to Open After Months of Closure

LOS ANGELES—A section of MacArthur Park is reopening to the public on Feb. 22 after being closed for more than four months as crews conducted a $1.5 million improvement project with landscape and general park upgrades. The park’s lakeside portion, which was closed on Oct. 15, 2021, will open at about noon, Councilman Gil Cedillo…


LA City Clerk: Bonin Recall Campaign Signatures ‘Insufficient’

LOS ANGELES—The efforts to recall Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin screeched to a halt after the city clerk announced on Jan. 18 the verified signatures filed by the campaign are insufficient. City Clerk Holly Wolcott said in a press release that the petition was found to have a total of 25,965 valid signatures—1,352 less…