A record 40 people died “without fixed abode” in January in OC, again nearly twice as many as died last year prior to Covid-19. Meanwhile while the County continues to dither about how to respond to its homelessness crisis, tempted to try being cruel once again. A Hispanic Center in Santa Ana, shuttered because of the Covid-19 crisis, is being pressured to help expel the homeless persons who have taken refuge in its parking lot. And in Fullerton, following the sun-setting of the County’s only safe parking program, the city is now looking to clamp down on RVs.
Santa Ana officials are facing questions over how they allowed an outdoor flea market with apparently large crowds to happen downtown this past weekend — in a predominantly Latino city that’s been especially ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Huntington Beach Union High School District has decided to force teachers to in-person instruction despite extremely high Covid-19 risks. Hundreds of students have already organized a strike and plan to protest at the upcoming board meeting on February 9th.