‘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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House OKs Immigration Reform

House OKs Immigration Reform

The Register, June 21, 1984 Once it becomes law, the bill is expected to result in the firing of most workers among the 80,000 – 120,000 illegal aliens hiding from immigration officials in Orange County… click here to read more

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Merchants Call Crowds Bad for Business

Merchants Call Crowds Bad for Business

The Register, June 19, 1984 As many as 100 men and teen-age boys gather daily in Orange to await job offers.   In recent weeks local officials and community group members have met to discuss complaints from local business owners and consider other sites for the men to gather… click here to read more

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Tenants Despair at Loan Decision

Tenants Despair at Loan Decision

LA Times, May 5, 1984 Crackdown victims face eviction with no place to go.  The ramshackle, one-bedroom apartment where the Martinez family lives is one of three units in what was originally a single-family house in central Santa Ana…click here to read more.

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Ordinance, Funds Sought for Housing Crackdown

Ordinance, Funds Sought for Housing Crackdown

LA Times, May 11, 1984 Santa Ana City Manger, Robert Bobb, said Thursday he will be seeking funds from City Council to hire five additional housing investigators to accelerate the city’s six-week-old crackdown on substandard housing… click here to read more

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