Articles 1980’s

El Modena Center to Take Workers

Orange City News, August 1, 1984 Last week a community decided not to turn its back on the unwanted.  El Modena, through the El Modena Center, was willing to solve a problem too hot for the city or County of Orange… click here to read more

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El Modena Ponders The Undocumented

Orange City News, July 25, 1984 A decision by the El Modena Center Board is expected this week on whether a large gathering of men and boys, many of them undocumented, should be relocated to the El Modena Center parking lot… click here to read more

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‘Bag Ladies’ The Homeless, Helpless

'Bag Ladies' The Homeless, Helpless

The Register, July 16, 1984 She is one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unattached women who make their homes on the streets of Orange County – so-called “bag ladies”.  Estimates of their numbers range from 450 to 3,000… click here to read more

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Santa Ana Council Hit for Denying Loan Funds

Santa Ana Council Hit for Denying Loan Funds

LA Times, June 27, 1984 Reacting to Santa Ana City Council’s decision not to approve a $100,000 emergency loan fund for families displaced by the city’s crackdown on substandard housing, activists Tuesday condemned the council action as insensitive and senseless… click here to read more  

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Immigration Bill Sparks Anger

Immigration Bill Sparks Anger

The Register, Orange City News, June 27, 1984 The recent passage of the controversial Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill in the House, combined with reports that officials are planning to relocate the large gathering of Latinos in Orange, has sparked renewed interest and controversy… click here to read more

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