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SOCAL RESIDENTS OUTRAGED AS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS CONTINUES TO CRIPPLE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS
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[quote:WatchingEddyMin 76594549:MV80MDQyNDI0XzczMjI3MzMxXzhBODY2Q0Q1] Bell is pregnant, but she's unsure of her due date. "I can't get my benefits. I haven't been able to go to the hospital," she said. "[b][i]I'll probably be going to Utah and giving the baby up for adoption, because there's no way to win here in California." [/i][/b] From OP's link...they must be doing something right out there-she can't provide for a child! Wonder why she picked Utah? & how does she plan to get there? So many questions, so little f's to give... [/quote]
The homelessness crisis impacts many people in Southern California, and some are addressing the problem head-on as they look for solutions.
Many say the issue is encroaching on where they live, both in their surrounding neighborhood and near their home. Some of those residents say they're tired of dealing with the crisis first hand.
Rick and Robin Marcelli live in a townhouse in Sherman Oaks. They say the homeless crisis has gotten worse over the last year and a half.
"We've walked over needles on this very street. We've walked over human feces on this very street. This is Sherman Oaks. But I'm beginning to call it 'Skid Oaks,'" Rick Marcelli said.
Some incidents include the time a transient reportedly stood outside their front door waving a metal wrench, and a separate incident in which a homeless man was caught taking a bath in their complex's Jacuzzi.
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