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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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July 23, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court Thursday temporarily halted the trial of six homeless people cited for violating Santa Ana's ordinance against camping on public property--at least until the court decides on a pending attempt by defense lawyers to get the case dismissed.
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February 23, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
A law that would ban camping on public streets and at the new Civic Center is among several ordinance proposals to be considered tonight by the City Council. Councilman Sal Sapien has said he is concerned that homeless people will be attracted to the $5-million Civic Center, which is scheduled to open in May. Santa Ana, Fullerton and Orange are being sued by civil rights advocates because of camping bans similar to the one Stanton will consider. However, City Atty. Thomas W.
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