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A Possible Homeless Day Center in Redding Draws Mixed Reactions at Community Forum

Redding, CA – Should a day center be established in Redding? And if so, what role, if any, should the city play in it?

Those were the central questions posed to the community Monday during a special meeting of the Redding City Council. Councilwoman Missy McArthur had asked for the forum after a proposed sit-lie ordinance was shelved last month. Continue Reading

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A distressing view from a downtown window: Drugs, booze, fights and filth

I saw my first illegal drug sale last week. In broad daylight. It took place on a downtown Redding bench outside the Yuba Street side of the historic Lorenz building. Continue Reading

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McArthur Proposal: Ticket the Homeless

Recently we learned that Redding City Council member Missy McArthur will be bringing a proposal before her council colleagues to discuss an eventual ordinance that would ticket and fine those who ‘Sit and Lie’ on sidewalks in the City of… Continue Reading

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One-day Homeless Count Begins; Special Emphasis on Veterans’ Needs

On January 30, 2013, the City of Redding/Shasta County Homeless Continuum of Care Council (CoC) will participate in a Nation-Wide annual “Point In Time Count” of homeless individuals and families throughout Shasta County. In addition, we will host a Veteran’s… Continue Reading