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Encampment Asked to Vacate

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Stuff they wanted to save.

Homeless were scrambling to save what they wanted. They lined some up on the freeway too. This was on the east side of Culver Blvd at the 90 Freeway entrance off Culver.

Meanwhile, the big shovel was scooping up debris and putting it into boxcars for removal. How long the encampment has been there is not known but this writer has seen it for a couple of weeks.

There was an encampment near Lincoln Blvd between the east and west bound divided lanes of the 91 Freeway. Police moved them out. They moved to the north side of the 90 freeway between Alla Road and Culver Blvd. Then they moved to the south side of the freeway which the photos show is being evacuated.

Two comments worth putting into the story:

Stew Herrera:Hi. Noticed a glaring inaccuracy- it’s not the 91 Freeway. It’s the 90 freeway. (That was fixed.) It probably also ought to be noted that the folks living there were consulted. They weren’t just blindsided with the sudden appearance of a removal squad. Over the past couple of weeks on at least 2 occasions that I witnessed, you could see representatives from the city or county visiting with them. While I couldn’t hear the conversations, it’s obvious that these folks were letting the residents of the encampments know what was coming. And it finally came. God bless em, I hope they’re able to get some shelter and find a way to re-enter society.

Jason of Venice: Also please note that this isnt the first time they have done this. Prior to this cleanup, homeless services were sent out and the campers refused vouchers for shelter and refused other services. This has been going on for a lot longer than a couple of weeks. people have lived here and along the 90 for a long time. the large fire that burned much of the animal refuge was started by a camper. This is a fire/ safety/ sanitation issue. there are no facilities for people to be living there.

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One box car full.

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One box car getting filled.

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Big shovel is moving the debris.

Comments (3)

  1. stew herrera

    Hi. Noticed a glaring inaccuracy- it’s not the 91 Freeway. It’s the 90 freeway. It probably also ought to be noted that the folks living there were consulted. They weren’t just blindsided with the sudden appearance of a removal squad. Over the past couple of weeks on at least 2 occasions that I witnessed, you could see representatives from the city or county visiting with them. While I couldn’t hear the conversations, it’s obvious that these folks were letting the residents of the encampments know what was coming. And it finally came. God bless em, I hope they’re able to get some shelter and find a way to re-enter society.

    • reta

      Thank you. It is the 90 Freeway. Encampment residents are always given a reasonable notification as are residents when a street is to be cleaned or bulky items are to be picked up. Thank you for the correction and the notification information.

      • Jasonvenice

        Also please note that this isnt the first time they have done this. Prior to this cleanup, homeless services were sent out and the campers refused vouchers for shelter and refused other services. This has been going on for a lot longer than a couple of weeks. people have lived here and along the 90 for a long time. the large fire that burned much of the animal refuge was started by a camper. This is a fire/ safety/ sanitation issue. there are no facilities for people to be living there

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