Santa Ana Riverbed Sweeps Try to Clear Out Homeless While Prepping for El Niño
Updated: Sep 4
The barren sands of the Santa Ana Riverbed have become a refuge of last resort for OC homeless, the one place where they feel like that they can be left alone from complaining NIMBYs and local police departments that harass them on their behalf. Orange County Public Works (OCPW), backed by the Orange Police Department (OPD), disrupted that sense of sanctuary Thursday morning by starting sweeps through the area, forcing the homeless to hastily gather their belongings and find a new place to stay...for the time being.
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