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For California Real Estate Professionals: Your Stance on the Homeless? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 13 April 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a question for California real estate professionals, especially those in the greater Los Angeles area …

I gather from recent Housing Market Forecasts by the California Association of Realtors … such as the February 2019 Housing Market Forecast, https://www.car.org/en/marketdata/marketforecast … that it must have been difficult for Los Angeles real estate professionals to make a living in recent years due to lack of housing affordability.

Is it your feeling that the presence of the homeless in the greater Los Angeles area makes it more difficult for the real estate professional to get by in the current economic environment? What is your stance on the homeless in the greater Los Angeles Area?

  • Do you feel that roughing them up might be justified so as to increase real estate values in the greater Los Angeles area?
  • Do you feel it might be possible to provide low-cost housing for the homeless in the Los Angeles area, while still maintaining property values?
  • Do you feel it might be better to undertake programs of relocation by locating social services for the homeless in areas such as South Central, where the communities might be more receptive to their presence?

What solutions do you espouse?

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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Late Afternoon in My Backyard … photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 31 December 2018; published on 21 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Some photos from my backyard in Los Angeles, on the eve of the New Year …

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

Image: “Late Afternoon in My Backyard 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 December 2018

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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On Meeting Living Expenses in the San Fernando Valley … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 12 January 2019

Dear Ones,

It seems to me … it could be … that the economy is slowing down … don’t you feel that? I feel the crux of the issue is, people in the San Fernando Valley cannot afford to live here because of the cost of water.

And that people are looking around for a ‘second income stream’ with which to pay the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s extortionate ‘water rent’ … the cost of which has tripled in the last 10 years. Heaven knows, no one wants to be homeless. Clearly this fate has befallen many, here in the Valley.

The presence of homeless people on our streets, in food stores, and in restaurants is a cogent warning: It puts residents under greater pressure to get together enough cash for living expenses.

A person who offers home repair might be also looking for houses to burglarize on the side now, to help keep their families afloat during these hard times … whereas, in the past, they might never have considered this. In the same way, local businesses that provide ‘drive home’ services for their customers might have drivers who tip their extended circle of friends or family off about possible places to burglarize.

People who own a business in the Valley might consider offering their customers’ credit card information to their extended families to use for personal purchases, whereas before they might never have done so.

On the positive side, last year it seemed family groups were shoplifting and purse snatching at the local stores; fortunately it looks like law enforcement has put an end to this, and that is a good start.

A lasting solution to these unlawful ‘second income stream’ activities, I feel, will only come about by providing affordable housing, and affordable water and other utilities, here in the Valley. Everyone has their own ideas about how to do this.

My thought is, to allow greater Los Angeles communities the choice to lift housing code restrictions for a 10-year interval, so that during that time family, friends, or even homeless could be affordably housed in tiny houses or spare rooms in people’s houses.

Then they can get work locally, even at minimum wage, and still get by. It may help homeowners in communities so choosing, as their new tenants would be helping to pay living expenses.

A further help would be to petition that the DWP peg the cost of water to the availability of water locally.

I notice that this winter we have plenty of rainfall; what, then, prevents the price of water from being lowered back down to a reasonable rate? Then in future years, if water is scarce, we might consider upping the price of water once more.

Well, those are my ideas. No doubt you will have your own solutions to offer, as well.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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On Boosting Street Gang Awareness in Small Towns of America . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 2 January 2018

Dear Ones,

As you may know, a considerable number of people in the United States have felony records. As of 2010 (the latest year for which I could find statistics), 3 percent of the US population have spent time in prison. As most prisoners are men, that would be roughly 6 percent of the male population nationwide, as of 2010.

Link: “Study estimates U.S. population with felony convictions,” by Alan Flurry, 1 October 2017 …  https://news.uga.edu/total-us-population-with-felony-convictions/ ..

As an aside, I would like to note how very out of date these figures are, and how good it would be to have up-to-date figures. To continue …

I note that the most felon friendly states are California, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Washington State …

Link: “Felon Friendly States” … https://helpforfelons.org/most-felon-friendly-states/ ..

I feel that former members of street gangs from the large cities might emigrate to small towns in these felon friendly states, and that some of these small towns might consequently be experiencing heretofore nonexistent street gang activity.

It is my hope that all small towns in these states be acquainted with the well-organized (and sometimes ruthless) mode of operation of street gangs (which to me have some broad similarity to other ‘outlaw’ groups such as organized crime and ‘killing cults’).

I suggest getting acquainted with the Los Angeles Police Department’s wide-ranging street gang programs, so as not to be caught off guard. Here are a few good leads …

Link: “Gang Enforcement Initiatives,” at LAPD …    http://www.lapdonline.org/la_gangs/content_basic_view/34647 ..

Link: “Keeping Kids Out of Gangs,” at LAPD … http://www.lapdonline.org/la_gangs/content_basic_view/23480 ..

While I realize that the majority of felony records are nonviolent, and believe in restorative justice, I also feel that violent felons need closer oversight as members of small town communities, than do those with no violent criminal record.

In other words, I feel that, while every felon ought to have a fair shake at a new start in life, nevertheless he or she must live up to the expectations of the small towns of America, and lead a law abiding life after paying a debt to society.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

FOR MORE INFORMATION

See my blog categories: Killing cults – crime families  …  Antisocial personalities  …  and  …  Feral drives – pack instincts

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Strong, Chemical Odor near Santa Susana Field Laboratory Woolsey Fire Impact Area . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 18 December 2018; published on 21 December 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • COMMENTS ON THE VIDEO
    • Incident Map 1
    • Incident Map 2
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

On Tuesday, 18 December 2018, I smelled a strong, chemical odor while hiking the Sage Ranch Loop Trail – Simi Valley at Sage Ranch Park, near its southwest border adjacent to the site of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

I have been hiking the trails of Sage Ranch Park for about 10 years. This is the first time I smelled this odor. I note it was in a fire impact area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory for the recent Woolsey Canyon Fire.

Here is a video on the event. My comments are below the video. NOTE LINKS TO TWO INCIDENT MAPS AT THE END OF THESE COMMENTS …

VIDEO BY ALICE

COMMENTS ON THE VIDEO

A Wikipedia article on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory mentions “highly toxic chemical additives to power over 30,000 rocket engine tests and to clean the rocket test-stands afterward” (1)

The Wikipedia article also mentions a NASA statement about soil and groundwater contamination, and issues of cancer to do with Santa Susana Field Laboratory operations brought up by other people in years past.

I wonder if the odor I smelled might have been those highly toxic chemical additives, and if so, whether their release into the air had to do with the fire, or maybe the subsequent rains?

I also wonder whether, for health reasons, the Sage Ranch Loop Trail – Simi Valley ought to be closed to hikers till the strong, chemical odor is gone from the air?

And I wonder whether the people doing the earthwork might need to be wearing N95 dust masks, or maybe even gas masks to avoid health hazards while doing the work (if they are not already doing so).

Wikipedia also mentions a Sodium Reactor Experiment 1957 to 1964 at Santa Susana Field Laboratory and that a “meltdown caused the release of more than 458 times the amount of radioactivity released by the Three Mile Island accident”. (1)

Thus I have another question whether the issue of radioactive contamination might pertain to the high winds during the Woolsey Canyon Fire, or to the earthwork operation I noticed on my hike today?

(1) Link: “Santa Susana Field Laboratory,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Susana_Field_Laboratory … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License 

INCIDENT MAP 1. Here is a fire map of the northern edge of the Woolsey Canyon Fire (in yellow) as well as the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (lower left), Boeing Santa Susana (top left), Sage Ranch Park (middle) and Summit Mobile Home Park,. across from which the Woolsey Canyon Fire originated (right) …

Link: Incident Map 1 … https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1IkW-WhQoRcP4WGIIP-h_v6WK8zb0jG3M&ll=34.24411288548368%2C-118.6854433468356&z=15 ..

INCIDENT MAP 2. In this closeup, you can see where the Sage Ranch Loop Trail – Simi Valley loops up, next to a more or less rectangular, grey area of Boeing Santa Susana where the earth moving was taking place. I smelled the odd odor at the loop in the trail, where air funnels down above a watercourse that runs in the low area between the east-west portion of Sage Ranch Loop Trail – Simi Valley and F Street, both of which are at the bottom of this map …

Link: Incident Map 2 … https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1IkW-WhQoRcP4WGIIP-h_v6WK8zb0jG3M&ll=34.23909937784168%2C-118.68570117137722&z=17 ..

CREDITS
Screenplay and Images by Alice B. Clagett, Producer, CC BY-SA 4.0. The soothing music at the end of the video is “Prelude No. 6” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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The Beauty of the Setting Sun … by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 10 December 2018; published on 18 December 2018

Dear Ones,

Here are some sunset photos I took in Los Angeles on a cloudy Monday a week ago …

Image: “Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Sky Journal: Renewal of the City of the Angels … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 18 December 2018

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SKY JOURNAL: RENEWAL OF THE CITY OF THE ANGELS

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

Here is a Los Angeles sky journal for October through early December 2018. This includes images from Woolsey Canyon Fire of 8-21 November 2018, as well as the time before the fire, and the fire aftermath.

Since the fire, there have been an unaccustomed number of gentle rains in Los Angeles, and these have helped settle the ash from the fire and start a crop of lush new California wild outs sprouting up vibrant green from the grey Earth.

I am looking forward to what may be one of the best of Spring seasons for a crop of ‘fire follower’ flowers here in the Santa Monica Mountains …

SKY JOURNAL: RENEWAL OF THE CITY OF THE ANGELS

Image: “Sky Journal 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 25 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 25 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 25,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 25,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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