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A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — …

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Is lefty San Francisco moving in a rightward direction?

Apparently, everyone has a breaking point and for San Franciscans things broke around COVID-19. While public schools shut down amid the pandemic and parents were openly frustrated, the school board took several actions that landed it on the wrong side of voters. That led to the recall of three members …

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And So It Came To Bass …

“I ran for mayor to urgently confront the crises our hometown faces,” Bass tweeted. “To the people of Los Angeles, my message is this: We are going to solve homelessness.” Earlier this year Bass said “the bottom line is people will not be allowed to live on the streets. There …

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America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.

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‘Housing First’ puts lofty goals above real-world results

Proponents of housing first claim that housing is a basic human right, and a permanent and stable home is the best platform from which to help people overcome the challenges that led to their homelessness, including the problems of mental illness and addiction.   As a result of this premise, …

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OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

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Paul Cho – LifeArk’s Innovative Concept to House the Homeless

Our guest this week is Paul Cho, CFO of LifeArk, an organization that has designed rotationally molded houses for the homeless.

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Housing is Not Health Care and Medicaid Must Not Pay Rent

The New York Times recently published an article titled, “If Housing is a Health Care Issue, Should Medicaid Pay the Rent?” Throughout the piece, the author tells various stories of how using Medicaid to pay for housing in Philadelphia and Arizona has helped some homeless individuals. She explained current federal …

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Plastics fight would inconvenience Californians, not do much to help the planet

Living in California isn’t easy. Energy prices, housing costs and taxes are outrageously expensive. The roads are a shambles and traffic is miserable. A perpetual man-made drought, likely power blackouts this summer, and rising homelessness and crime are diminishing our quality of life. If all that isn’t enough, there is …

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How Many Will Die? The Progressive Criminal Justice Experiment

“I hit the city and I lost my band I watched the needle take another man Gone, gone, the damage done…” – Neil Young “The Needle and the Damage Done”  The Needle and the Damage Done may be Neil Youngs most misunderstood song.  Watch the video linked above – the …

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A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — …

Blog

Is lefty San Francisco moving in a rightward direction?

Apparently, everyone has a breaking point and for San Franciscans things broke around COVID-19. While public schools shut down amid the pandemic and parents were openly frustrated, the school board took several actions that landed it on the wrong side of voters. That led to the recall of three members …

Blog

And So It Came To Bass …

“I ran for mayor to urgently confront the crises our hometown faces,” Bass tweeted. “To the people of Los Angeles, my message is this: We are going to solve homelessness.” Earlier this year Bass said “the bottom line is people will not be allowed to live on the streets. There …

Blog

America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.

Blog

‘Housing First’ puts lofty goals above real-world results

Proponents of housing first claim that housing is a basic human right, and a permanent and stable home is the best platform from which to help people overcome the challenges that led to their homelessness, including the problems of mental illness and addiction.   As a result of this premise, …

California

OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

California

Paul Cho – LifeArk’s Innovative Concept to House the Homeless

Our guest this week is Paul Cho, CFO of LifeArk, an organization that has designed rotationally molded houses for the homeless.

Blog

Housing is Not Health Care and Medicaid Must Not Pay Rent

The New York Times recently published an article titled, “If Housing is a Health Care Issue, Should Medicaid Pay the Rent?” Throughout the piece, the author tells various stories of how using Medicaid to pay for housing in Philadelphia and Arizona has helped some homeless individuals. She explained current federal …

Blackouts

Plastics fight would inconvenience Californians, not do much to help the planet

Living in California isn’t easy. Energy prices, housing costs and taxes are outrageously expensive. The roads are a shambles and traffic is miserable. A perpetual man-made drought, likely power blackouts this summer, and rising homelessness and crime are diminishing our quality of life. If all that isn’t enough, there is …

Blog

How Many Will Die? The Progressive Criminal Justice Experiment

“I hit the city and I lost my band I watched the needle take another man Gone, gone, the damage done…” – Neil Young “The Needle and the Damage Done”  The Needle and the Damage Done may be Neil Youngs most misunderstood song.  Watch the video linked above – the …

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