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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1992 | JON NALICK
A plan to transform a weedy vacant lot owned by the city into a community garden to provide food for low-income families could begin bearing fruit in about two months. Last weekend, Richard Mosier, a member of the Bristol Redevelopment Project Committee who conceived the plan, began clearing the lot at 1248 W. 1st St. of weeds and preparing it for mulching with the blessing and cooperation of city officials.
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September 10, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following years of embarrassment and costly efforts to evict the homeless from the Civic Center, police Wednesday used careful tactics and a new ordinance to shut down an encampment that had grown up around the seat of city and county government.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the city's anti-camping ordinance scheduled to take effect at midnight tonight, officials said Tuesday that they will wait several days before arresting homeless people who camp or store personal property on public land. In a city where government and homeless rights advocates have clashed over the handling of the homeless population, officials said they will phase in enforcement of the new law, circulating flyers and issuing warnings before arresting violators. Police Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have warned homeless people living at the Civic Center that their nights there are numbered but on Monday had not yet begun enforcing the city's 5-day-old "no-camping" law. At least half of the perennially homeless who camp at the government complex appeared to have left after the warnings. But a few dozen remained, saying they had no place else to go and planned to stay until they are removed. "I have a place right across the street--it's called the jail," one man joked. Police Lt.
NEWS
September 6, 1988
An Orange County judge has ordered the city of Santa Ana to stop throwing away the bedrolls and other belongings that homeless people stash on public property. The 20-day restraining order, sought by the ACLU, says city maintenance crews must take any belongings bearing the owner's name to the Police Department's lost and found. Superior Court Commissioner Ronald L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's already rocky relationship with its homeless in the Civic Center area grew shakier Tuesday when city officials began notifying them to move their belongings today to a remote parking lot in the area. Homeless people living on the mall area between City Hall and the courthouse said they didn't want to move their homes made of blankets, plastic and cardboard to a space that offers no protection from the rain and is removed from drinking faucets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have warned homeless people living at the Civic Center that their nights there are numbered but on Monday had not yet begun enforcing the city's 5-day-old "no-camping" law. At least half of the perennially homeless who camp at the government complex appeared to have left after the warnings. But a few dozen remained, saying they had no place else to go and planned to stay until they are removed. "I have a place right across the street--it's called the jail," one man joked. Police Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Targeting two of what they consider to be among the city's worst problems, City Council members on Monday approved a new ordinance that would remove the homeless from public areas and considered another law that would eliminate slum conditions by requiring inspections of all 37,000 residential rental units in the city.
NEWS
May 17, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a few pitches of baseball in the middle of Sycamore Street with some of the younger kids on the block, 16-year-old Luis Garcia is ready for another game. "Let's go play handball," he tells a friend, 15-year-old Jose Mendoza. Their court, it turns out, is the locked front door of a Catholic school auditorium just a short walk away. Without readily accessible parks, the city's youth invent their own playing fields. In Santa Ana, every patch of green space has become a precious commodity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | JON NALICK
Sitting inside a tent made with blankets and shopping carts, Anthony Purnell angrily tossed aside a police flyer stating that his makeshift home at the Civic Center had become illegal overnight. "It says that we can't have camping paraphernalia," said Purnell, 28, who has lived at the Civic Center for the last year. "In other words, being homeless is a crime." Still, Purnell said he would stay in the area regardless of the law because he has nowhere else to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | JON NALICK
Sitting inside a tent made with blankets and shopping carts, Anthony Purnell angrily tossed aside a police flyer stating that his makeshift home at the Civic Center had become illegal overnight. "It says that we can't have camping paraphernalia," said Purnell, 28, who has lived at the Civic Center for the last year. "In other words, being homeless is a crime." Still, Purnell said he would stay in the area regardless of the law because he has nowhere else to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the city's anti-camping ordinance scheduled to take effect at midnight tonight, officials said Tuesday that they will wait several days before arresting homeless people who camp or store personal property on public land. In a city where government and homeless rights advocates have clashed over the handling of the homeless population, officials said they will phase in enforcement of the new law, circulating flyers and issuing warnings before arresting violators. Police Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1992 | JON NALICK
A plan to transform a weedy vacant lot owned by the city into a community garden to provide food for low-income families could begin bearing fruit in about two months. Last weekend, Richard Mosier, a member of the Bristol Redevelopment Project Committee who conceived the plan, began clearing the lot at 1248 W. 1st St. of weeds and preparing it for mulching with the blessing and cooperation of city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Targeting two of what they consider to be among the city's worst problems, City Council members on Monday approved a new ordinance that would remove the homeless from public areas and considered another law that would eliminate slum conditions by requiring inspections of all 37,000 residential rental units in the city.
NEWS
May 17, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a few pitches of baseball in the middle of Sycamore Street with some of the younger kids on the block, 16-year-old Luis Garcia is ready for another game. "Let's go play handball," he tells a friend, 15-year-old Jose Mendoza. Their court, it turns out, is the locked front door of a Catholic school auditorium just a short walk away. Without readily accessible parks, the city's youth invent their own playing fields. In Santa Ana, every patch of green space has become a precious commodity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's already rocky relationship with its homeless in the Civic Center area grew shakier Tuesday when city officials began notifying them to move their belongings today to a remote parking lot in the area. Homeless people living on the mall area between City Hall and the courthouse said they didn't want to move their homes made of blankets, plastic and cardboard to a space that offers no protection from the rain and is removed from drinking faucets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ and GEBE MARTINEZ
A group of swap meet vendors who were put out of business by the courts in March will lobby the City Council next week in an attempt to resurrect El Mercado, the privately run swap meet formerly held in the parking lot of Rancho Santiago College. The vendors want to reopen the outdoor event at Centennial Park on weekends and say their idea is supported by residents who live near the park at 2900 W. Edinger Ave. "We sent a questionnaire in English and Spanish to 380 houses and 97.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following years of embarrassment and costly efforts to evict the homeless from the Civic Center, police Wednesday used careful tactics and a new ordinance to shut down an encampment that had grown up around the seat of city and county government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ and GEBE MARTINEZ
A group of swap meet vendors who were put out of business by the courts in March will lobby the City Council next week in an attempt to resurrect El Mercado, the privately run swap meet formerly held in the parking lot of Rancho Santiago College. The vendors want to reopen the outdoor event at Centennial Park on weekends and say their idea is supported by residents who live near the park at 2900 W. Edinger Ave. "We sent a questionnaire in English and Spanish to 380 houses and 97.
NEWS
September 6, 1988
An Orange County judge has ordered the city of Santa Ana to stop throwing away the bedrolls and other belongings that homeless people stash on public property. The 20-day restraining order, sought by the ACLU, says city maintenance crews must take any belongings bearing the owner's name to the Police Department's lost and found. Superior Court Commissioner Ronald L.
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