Homelessness on the rise in the San G...

Homelessness on the rise in the San Gabriel Valley

There are 6 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Homelessness on the rise in the San Gabriel Valley. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

“He says he goes to the mission in L.A. every day, then he'll commute out here to where he feels safe, panhandle until he has enough money for food for the day, then head back home.”

Efforts to clean up Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles are pushing some of that area's homeless population into the San Gabriel Valley, local officials say. via Whittier Daily News

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La Puente, CA

#1 Nov 12, 2007

To all residents of the San Gabriel Valley who are proud of their local communities; from La Canada to Baldwin Park to Diamond Bar.

It is always honorable to help those who are less fortunate. Always try to lend a hand through legitimate charities if you have the means to do so.

With that said here is something to think about in light of all the misinformation being circulated by our so called local newspapers.

If you allow the homeless to set up camp in your city without a good fight, if you give that homeless person on your local freeway off ramp a buck, if you decide to buy into all the propaganda set forth by the LA Media Group http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_San_Gabriel_... which includes the Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Whittier Daily News and if you blindly follow the advice of homeless advocacy groups then you can rest assured your city will get it’s just deserts with regards to homelessness.

The LA city council has begun the process of pushing the homeless out onto adjoining communities. This is going to become a game of hot potato between different geographical regions within Southern California as the economy goes further into recession. If you value your city's future don’t get left holding the bag.

And no, contrary to the statistics cited in the article provided by homeless advocacy groups, many of the homeless making their way out to the San Gabriel Valley are not originally from the San Gabriel Valley. Read every article with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Homelessness on the rise in the San Gabriel Valley

One homeless man, originally from El Monte and West Covina, actually began taking daily bus trips from a shelter on Skid Row back to the San Gabriel Valley before he was recently placed in a local shelter, Reyes said.
"He said people are more generous here," Reyes said. "He says he goes to the mission in L.A. every day, then he'll commute out here to where he feels safe, panhandle until he has enough money for food for the day, then head back home."
Reyes struggled with whether local residents should be upset about that.
"I don't know," Reyes said. "They should be bothered that someone has to do this."
remas hieroglyphics

La Puente, CA

#3 Nov 12, 2007
Apparently Remas isn't a local.


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La Puente, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2007
At least Santa Clarita is getting a warning from the Daily News which is much more than our local newspapers are giving us. Remember, these Los Angeles politicians have the same plans for the San Gabriel Valley as this is a statewide mandate. Don't allow the homeless to get comfortable in your communities.


Homeless law may have area impact

Article Last Updated: 11/12/2007 08:39:33 PM PST
SANTA CLARITA - A new state law could end the Santa Clarita Valley's practice of annually rotating the location of its winter homeless shelter to placate area residents.
A law that takes effect Jan. 1 requires that cities and counties zone specific sites for permanent year-round shelters where public or private agencies could build.
That's sure to be unpopular locally.
"We have a county supervisor who gets all the people together to initiate the emergency homeless shelter where none existed before because a lot of people didn't want it," said Tony Bell, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
"And then comes the state requiring all communities to create a zone for permanent shelter. It's not taking into account the real needs of the community. Instead, it's the state shoving their agenda down our throats."
Santa Clarita's winter shelter for the homeless will open next month in its fourth location in 10 years, with further plans to rotate around the region.
Efforts to find a permanent location have failed over the years, largely because neighbors don't want the homeless next door.
The opening of the 2004 shelter was delayed as officials sought a location. The city took heat when a social service group suggested busing some homeless to Los Angeles - a plan that never materialized, city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said.
The goal of the new law, the Fair Share Zoning Bill, is to take the pressure off places like Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, where there's a disproportionate homeless population, said state Sen. Gil Cedillo, the Los Angeles Democrat who authored the legislation, signed into law last month by the governor.
"All of us have some responsibility, some duty to take care of people in our communities," Cedillo said. "All of the homeless in downtown L.A. were not born and raised there. They have come from everywhere in the state."
If every community offered shelter year-round, it would make the issue of homelessness more manageable and help to alleviate it, said Cedillo, whose district encompasses the many missions and shelters of Skid Row.

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all kinds

United States

#6 Nov 16, 2007
remas wrote:
Aight then, lol. You're proud of where you live, or lived anyway. So we have something in common. You'd be suprised remas, BP is slowly moving up. Later.

Pico Rivera, CA

#7 Nov 16, 2007
There are definitely more homeless people along the river, and in the eastside. They're going to have to deal with this county-wide. We're also seeing a lot of economic problems that will lead to increased homelessness. There's a big underground economy, and a lot of poverty wage jobs. If you're interested in west sgv talk, check out saveourcommunity.us.

Santa Monica, CA

#8 Aug 3, 2013

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