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February 27, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thwarted by the courts from using existing laws to control the city's growing homeless population, officials have drafted a new ordinance that would ban outdoor camping and the storage of personal belongings on public property, City Atty. Edward J. Cooper said Wednesday.
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December 24, 2011 | By Sarah Peters, Los Angeles Times
Occupy Orange County protesters have agreed to end overnight camping at the Irvine Civic Center in January, but the movement will continue in other forms, a lawyer working with the group said. "What is not correct is that it is being characterized as us ending the occupation," said attorney Greg Diamond. "We expect that we are moving the occupation, and that may be as little as moving to the sidewalk or it could be to another city, to foreclosed houses or other properties. It can be a lot of things that may or may not happen ... " Protesters will end overnight camping at Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue, where between 20 and 30 tents have been for the last eight weeks, at noon Jan. 11, according to the latest amendment between the group and city officials posted on the city website . So far, the encampment has been largely peaceful and only one arrest has occurred, which was due to public intoxication, said Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen.
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December 5, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States attorney general, a trio of retired state Supreme Court justices and some of the country's most prestigious constitutional law professors are throwing their weight behind the homeless. But more than 90 city attorneys from throughout California, plus several conservative legal foundations, are standing firmly behind the city of Santa Ana in a showdown that comes Thursday.
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April 30, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Family camp-outs at Atlantis Park are among the activities in a new program for families, teens and children offered by the city's Community Services Department. The program is called Family Opportunities Creating Unity and Support. "We looked at what we can do to help families," said Marie Knight, community services manager.
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November 10, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
Fearing an influx of the homeless from Santa Ana to Stanton, Mayor Sal Sapien will introduce an anti-camping ordinance tonight, which would ban camping on public property throughout the city. He said the ban needs to be in place before Stanton opens its $5-million Civic Center in May or June. "If we don't do something, the ones that were camping at Santa Ana will be moving into our facility," he said. "I just want to make sure we are protected." However, City Atty. Thomas W.
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September 7, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Following the lead of several other Orange County cities, Costa Mesa has outlawed camping in public parks. In recent months, the City Council has also cracked down on panhandlers and requested that a local soup kitchen stop serving lunches. Both measures were attempts to stem the flow of vagrants into the city after council members said they had received a number of complaints. Some who attended Tuesday's council meeting, however, took a different view.
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July 25, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
Though this city might have more parks than homeless people, the City Council tonight will consider a camping ban similar to a Santa Ana ordinance aimed at vagrants. Councilman R. Craig Scott, author of the proposal, said his purpose is to head off any potential conflict. "It's not that we have a problem in Laguna Hills," Scott said. "But should that kind of problem come, we'd like to have an ordinance ready to address it."
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June 23, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge agreed Thursday to dismiss about 50 misdemeanor cases against homeless men and women cited for camping if they complete a day of community service later this summer. Municipal Judge Gregory Lewis called the arrangement a "just solution" that will spare a "heavy burden" for the county and court system.
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February 26, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
Because of legal questions, the City Council this week postponed voting on an ordinance banning so-called "flyer" parties and one banning camping. City Atty. Thomas W. Allen drew up an ordinance that would outlaw residential parties where the hosts charge admission. He said the law would give the Sheriff's Department, which provides police services to the city, additional power to close down the parties, where party-goers often vandalize property and create disturbances.
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