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On My Street: Finch, Lizard, Flowers . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 18 March 2020; published on 11 April 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here are nature scenes from a neighborhood walk I took during Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s 19 March 2020 “Safer at Home” order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles … https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph446/f/page/file/SAFER%20AT%20HOME%20ORDER%202020.03.19%20%28REV%202020.04.01%29.pdf

As there are no words, the Summary contains only photos …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Photos by Alice

Image: “Finch, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Finch, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaf, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaf, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Fence Lizard, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Fence Lizard, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pink Rose, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pink Rose, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaves, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaves, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Magenta Flower, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Magenta Flower, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

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Look Out for Stray Dogs in COVID Cities? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 March 2020; updated on 15 June 2020

Dear Ones,

I was out briefly in the San Fernando Valley this morning, and I intuitively picked up on a ‘sign’ or portent: I saw two dogs walking without an owner down the sidewalk, near Topanga Canyon Blvd. As this is a rare sight in Los Angeles, I got to thinking we ought to look out for stray dogs in the cities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, that would be cities in New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington State …

Link: “Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count,” by Mitch Smith, Karen Yourish, Sarah Almukhtar, Keith Collins, Danielle Ivory, Allison McCann, Jin Wu and Amy Harmon, updated 24 march 2020 1:54 P.M. E.T., in The New York Times … https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html … COMMENT: May require a ‘sign up’ to log onto this article.

I was out briefly in the San Fernando Valley this morning, and I intuitively picked up on a possible danger that might be coming up: I saw two dogs walking without an owner down the sidewalk near Topanga Canyon Blvd on Erwin Street. As this is a rare sight in Los Angeles, I got to thinking I ought to look out for stray dogs when I am in the Los Angeles communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It seems to me possible there might later on be people at home and too sick to care for their pets because of the coronavirus. It is possible we will see roving, hungry pets on the sidewalks and streets, looking for food to scavenge.

I have two thoughts on this: First, I thought I would carry a sealed-up bag of dog kibble with me when out and about, as an offering of a little kibble might buy some time for a strategic retreat to one’s car or to within a building. Cat kibble might do, in a pinch.

Then I thought I would find out the phone number of the local animal rescue agency, write down a description of the dogs and the intersection, and call their personnel to ask for a rescue.

As rescue staff may be short in the coming weeks, I think the main thing may be to be aware of this novel, possible danger … the possibility of stray animals hungry and looking for food, possibly not acting normally, and to get to a safe place if they are sighted.

It is possible the coronavirus is transferable to pets, whether dogs or cats: I do not think that is known right now. If pets could get the virus, then I guess they might transmit it to a person. For that reason I advise against doing a good deed and taking a stray pet home, for now.

Years ago I remember seeing dogs that were once domestice and had since gone wild, running together in packs, and hunting in the canyons of San Diego. It is possible that very hungry dogs, especially if running in a pack, might attack a person, especially a child, and or maybe an adult, if at night; I thought I would stay clear of stray dogs during the next few weeks for that reason.

I know that currently, here in Los Angeles, the chance of danger from released or escaped pets is minimal. This is just a thought for the future.

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

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Community Health Call to Action: HIV Testing and Segregation in Health Care and Education? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 4 December 2019 and published on 5 December 2019

  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS
  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

Dear Ones,

There is, I feel, an urgent need here in the San Fernando Valley, California,for testing and segregation of HIV-positive people in sensitive health care and education sectors  as follows …

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS

In addition, at the present moment it is of great importance to monitor the HIV status of United States physicians, especially surgeons  and others who perform invasive procedures, and the HIV status of phlebotomists (medical technicians who draw blood).

We must decide, community by community, whether those in sensitive health care positions who test positive for HIV ought to be moved to less sensitive health care sectors; or whether they might be reserved for the use of HIV positive patients.

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

I have read that HIV can be transmitted through mucus or blood or semen contact … as through kissing or diaper changing, or through dressing open wounds, or through sexual intercourse . Thus I feel that it is of equal importance, at the present moment, to monitor the HIV status of child care and day care providers and of grade school educators and also of children starting with newborns, and on up through puberty.

As above, we must decide, community by community, whether to restrict HIV-positive early childhood care givers and grade school educators to care or education of children who are HIV positive, and whether to separate children into HIV-positive and HIV-negative groups in child care, day care, and grade schools.

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

See also … Link: “CDC Reports: More HIV Testing, Treatment Needed: Agency Discusses Initiative to End HIV Epidemic,” by AFFP (American Academy of Family Physicians), 27 March 2019 … https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190327mmwr-hiv.html ..

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For Children: New Hints on the Parking Lot Ghost . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged and published on 14 October 2019
Location: West Hills, Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones,

It looks like the parking lot ghost that left its portrait on the pavement of the shopping center at the southwest corner of Roscoe Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley has been a little hard to find … I guess because the parking lot is so big. So here are is a hint …

It is pretty near the MacDonalds. Here are some more hints … Good luck! …

Image Markup: “Parking Lot Ghost 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Parking Lot Ghost 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image Markup: “Parking Lot Ghost 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Parking Lot Ghost 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: Markup “Parking Lot Ghost 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Parking Lot Ghost 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

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

This was the first post about the parking lot ghost … Link: “For Children: Parking Lot Ghost,” a photo by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 23 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dWB ..

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For Children: Parking Lot Ghost . a photo by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged on 23 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019

Dear Ones,

A parking lot ghost left its portrait on the pavement of the shopping center at the southwest corner of Roscoe Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley! …

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

See also … Link: “For Children: New Hints on the Parking Lot Ghost,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, imaged and published on 14 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-esT ..

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Incoming Light, 6 April 2019 . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 April 2019; published on 16 June 2019

  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Incoming Light in the San Fernando Valley, California, in Spring 2019 …

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming LIght: Sky 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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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

Written and 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 Department of Water and Power (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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Woolsey 3. Woolsey Fire Aftermath, 22 November 2018 . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 22 November 2018; published on 11 December 2018; updated on 12 December 2018

Dear Ones,

Here are photos of a car trip I took on 22 November 2018, just after the Woolsey Canyon Fire of 8-21 November 2018. It was an unsettling and unhappy experience for me, as you may imagine. The first two photos were taken near my home, and the rest on a trip through the Santa Monica Mountains …

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 1: San Fernando Valley,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 1: San Fernando Valley, by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 2: San Fernando Valley, Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 2: San Fernando Valley, by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 3: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 3: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 4: Acorn Woodpecker, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0A 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 4: Acorn Woodpecker, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 5: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 5: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 6: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 6: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 7: Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 7: Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 8: Alice’s Shadow with Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 8: Alice’s Shadow with Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 9: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 9: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 10: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 10: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 11: Point Dume Cliff,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 11: Point Dume Cliff,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 12: Abronia umbellata, Pink sand verbena, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 12: Abronia umbellata, Pink sand verbena, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 13, Point Dume Parking Lot: Alice’s Shadow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 13 Point Dume Parking Lot: Alice’s Shadow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 14: Sand, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 14: Sand, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 15: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 15: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 16: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 16: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 17: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 17: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 18: Eschscholzia caespitos, Collarless California Poppy, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 18: Eschscholzia caespitos, Collarless California Poppy, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 19: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 19: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 20: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 20: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 21:  Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 21: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 22: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 22: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 23: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 23: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 24: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 24: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 25: Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 25: Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 26: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 26: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 27: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 27: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 28: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 28: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 29: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 29: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 30: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 30: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

In addition to the above photos, I did a video on my local youtube channel …

Video: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath, 22 November 2018,” by Alice B. Clagett, 11 December 2018 … https://youtu.be/NpkQQlrxuJY ..

I wish the best for all of us in this time of healing for the City of the Angels.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Photo Series: Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged on 3 November 2018; published on 10 November 2018

Link: “Photo Series: Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 3 November 2018; published on 10 November 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-aMk ..

  • PHOTO SERIES: LOS ANGELES PARKING LOT AT SUNSET

Dear Ones,

Here is a photo series taken at a parking lot just before the Woolsey Canyon Fire in Los Angeles …

PHOTO SERIES: LOS ANGELES PARKING LOT AT SUNSET

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Los Angeles Parking Lot at Sunset 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Call to Action: Fabricas to Employ California Homeless . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 25 August 2018; published on 27 September 2018

  • ARE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY THRIFT STORE THROW-AWAYS BEING SENT TO MEXICO?
  • CALL TO ACTION: RETAIN CAST-OFF THRIFT STORE ITEMS IN LOS ANGELES, AND SET UP FABRICAS TO EMPLOY HOMELESS HERE, REPAIRING OR REPURPOSING THESE GOODS
  • REQUEST THAT CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE SEND DELEGATIONS TO AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA TO FIND OUT HOW THROW-AWAY ITEMS CAN CREATE AN INCOME STREAM FOR OUR HOMELESS
  • OFFER TAX INDUCEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA ENTREPRENEURS WITH FABRICAS IN MEXICO, TO EMPLOY NON-US-CITIZEN CALIFORNIA HOMELESS IN THEIR MEXICAN FABRICAS?

Hello, Dear Ones,

This is a call to action regarding fabricas to employ the San Fernando Valley homeless.

ARE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY THRIFT STORE THROW-AWAYS BEING SENT TO MEXICO?

I was just over at one of the big thrift store chains in the San Fernando Valley, and I noticed, in the donation area, this gigantic dumpster full of items that did not pass muster. And I had heard, years ago, that those items go to Mexico to be used in the fabricas (factories) over there.

I was just thinking that the situation has changed very dramatically, here in the San Fernando Valley, and that there are many homeless people here, who could be fruitfully employed in fabricas here, using those same cast-off materials, if there were a general manager here who had experience supervising people, and an understanding of how to resell those goods that were either repaired or transformed into other types of goods.

For instance, there are the clothes that are not quite good enough, that could be refashioned as many different kinds of items. And there are lots of appliances large and small, as well as furniture, that could be repaired if a person had the skill, and were working for a low enough wage (the minimum wage).

I know that, in Africa, colored paper … like glossy, colored paper from magazines … is sometimes refashioned as jewelry, and sold here in the United States as disposable jewelry. And I think that would be something else that the homeless here in Los Angeles could easily pick up.

CALL TO ACTION: RETAIN CAST-OFF THRIFT STORE ITEMS IN LOS ANGELES, AND SET UP FABRICAS TO EMPLOY HOMELESS HERE, REPAIRING OR REPURPOSING THESE GOODS

So here is my suggestion and my Call to Action: I think that, if there are items that, if there are items that are being shipped to Mexico for a nominal fee, for use in fabricas there, that we in Los Angeles ought to consider retaining them here in Los Angeles, to use in fabricas to employ the homeless.

I ask that this be looked at with all the major chains of thrift stores, here in the Los Angeles area. I think that many, many people could be employed in that way.

REQUEST THAT CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE SEND DELEGATIONS TO AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA TO FIND OUT HOW THROW-AWAY ITEMS CAN CREATE AN INCOME STREAM FOR OUR HOMELESS

I would like to request that the California Legislature send a small group of people to Africa and to South America to find out how items that we throw away … junk that we throw away … is used in those countries to create an income stream, and see whether any of those ideas might be of help in employing the homeless in Los Angeles, and in other parts of California.

OFFER TAX INDUCEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA ENTREPRENEURS WITH FABRICAS IN MEXICO, TO EMPLOY NON-US-CITIZEN CALIFORNIA HOMELESS IN THEIR MEXICAN FABRICAS?

Another thought would be: Since we are having so much trouble finding a good place to locate homeless people for a place to live, and a place to work, to arrange to take those goods to Mexico, and start a fabrica there, for the people who are homeless here in the United States, and whose nationality is Mexican. That would be a way of finding them work in their own country, and relieving ourselves of the burden of non-US-citizen homeless here.

A stop-gap measure that we might offer immediately is for American employers who have relocated their businesses to Mexico: We could offer them a tax inducement for employing California homeless people who are Mexican nationals in their own country.

I can see the potential for abuse in this, in that people might actually come to the United States, in order to get into those programs; so we would have to figure out how to skirt round that threat of abuse. (For instance, this might be a time-delimited tax inducement for Californian entrepreneurs with fabricas in Mexico. ) The good point is that this would be something that could be done immediately, so as to help mitigate the burden of homelessness here in California.

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I Am of the Stars
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Call to Action: Child Trafficking in the San Fernando Valley? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 July 2018

Dear Ones,

This is a Call to Action for the San Fernando Valley. I know I have taken a long time to talk with you all about this; every time I have thought of talking about it, the Dark has been doing that Mind Slide thing, and forget about it. When that happens, and I notice it, it is a ‘heads up’ for me that something that needs saying is in the works.

Finally I remembered it today. It is a Sunday; it is a blessed day, and there is a lot of good energy on Sundays, in the San Fernando Valley. So here it is …

A few weeks ago … I think it was Monday, 18 June 2018 at about 4 pm … I was in a parking lot near a children’s store … one of those chain stores like “Toys Are Us,” but it was a baby chain store that was about to close its doors. It was sandwiched between an Office Depot and a See’s Candy store in one of the smaller shopping centers on Topanga Canyon Blvd in the San Fernando Valley.

And I saw a child about 5 years old, a boy, who had a special light about him; one of the saintly children that are sent to Earth to help humankind. And this very beautiful young boy was with his mother.

Immediately I saw him, and thought how wonderful it was that we had another Lightworker in the San Fernando Valley, the Dark came swooping in, and said that it would be there, any minute, for ‘pick-up’.

Typically, I used to … in the old days … say: Well, this will never happen. But I was at a concert a year or two ago … not in Los Angeles, but elsewhere … where a similar thing happened: There was a 4-year-old girl wandering around in the outdoor concert area. And she had a beautiful, Lightworker light about her. And I had a feeling, then, that the Dark would attack her at night, when her parents were watching the concert and she was wandering around.

And I did not do anything about that. And always, after that, I regretted it; I had a feeling that some terrible thing may have befallen her.

So this time, it happened again, and I said to myself: I won’t let this happen. I’ll just go stand guard, and see whether I can prevent some catastrophe from happening. And then again, maybe I am completely wrong … so then, no harm done! Right? A few minutes lost.

So I noticed that the child and his mother were going into this chain baby store. There was an entryway area … kind of a hallway, entryway, horizontal area from one left door to one right door, in that building. And beyond that, was the parking lot. On the other side of the entryway hallway, was the area where the toys were on sale, inside the building.

So I went and stood in the entryway hallway, so that I could watch both exits and entrances, to see what might happen, right? I was just wondering: Could this presentiment be right, or not?

I was standing in the entrance way, and normal people were walking in and out … parents with children … the parents a little weighed down by the care of taking care of their children, you know? Wanting to be good parents, and to have enough money to sustain their household … Those kinds of normal cares, right? So that was fine.

Then walked in the door a woman. She was in her late twenties or early thirties, and she had milk-white skin, and she was very, very beautiful … very pale, and very beautiful … and she was wearing that basic, black dress. It was the kind that had a waist that showed her figure, and it came down as far as her knees. And she was wearing flat dress shoes.

A strikingly beautiful, and well poised woman, but not wearing much makeup at all. And very clearly, not a parent. You know? She walked in and started schmoozing and talking up … ‘flirting up’ … one of the cashiers. There were two cashiers, both male. And they had been keeping an eye on the comings and goings of the grown-ups and the children.

So she came in and grabbed the attention of one of the cashiers. So I was watching her, and I was also watching for the child to come back out, unhindered, right? I had a bad feeling about her … Maybe she was a salesperson that came in to the cashier about a line of product. But, it seems to me unlikely, because cashiers are generally not owners.

It was an unusual occurrence … The ‘wrong’ kind of person had walked into the store. It was just weird; parents of young children don’t look like that, as they walk in and out, typically. They look a little harassed; they’re wearing their casual clothes, and so forth.

So she kept talking. So there was she, standing right by the cashiers … which I could see, because the entrance corridor was made of glass on the side by the store. And there was also glass, looking outside, and glass on the doors. So it was a good vantage point for me.

Shortly after she walked in, a man walked in. He was taller than she by about a foot; about her age; and I would say, well proportioned. Like her, he was a Caucasian, but unlike her, he was dressed casually and unobtrusively, in loose-fitting slacks and a casual, solid color shirt.

And he was very reserved. He was doing that thing, you know, where you fit in with everyone, and you say just the right things, and you do the expectable thing. And not the thing that is deep in your mind, but the thing that the other person expects you to do. You know? Two-faced … but not apparently so. Very good at dissimulating.

And so he came in, and from appearances it would seem that he did not know the woman, right? The woman in black. But he stood near her, looking uninterested, right? He stood near her, by the cashiers. He was just standing there.

Now this scenario continued for some time. And I kept watching … anxiously watching the children going in and out … because I did not know how many players were involved in the thing, or whether a performance was taking place, right?

It seemed like a long time went by, but most likely it was only 10 or 15 minutes. Finally, I spotted the child and his mother coming out of the door opposite me. They went out with a couple of other people, so it was kind of complicated … There was like a ‘glom’ of people at the door … one or two other people, the child, and his mother, all leaving through the door at about the same time. The child was very active … he was a very alert and active child.

Just as they went through the door, in that gaggle, the woman in black came sliding through the midst of them. And the feeling that I got was her mind, her thoughts, were ‘hooking into’ the child. But just at that moment  the mother reached her hand backwards towards the child, and bade him come to the right.

Then the woman went out, slightly to the left, and straight ahead, into the parking lot. So I went and looked. And the man was not there, at that time. He was not one of those people.

So I went and looked what was going on. I saw the mother and her child join two other people (not the people that had been in the doorway, I’m felt) in a car. I assumed that was ok.

And I saw the woman in black get into a white sports car … looked like a brand new car, and make off.  The car was long and low. The hood of the car was very unusual … flat and wedge-shaped, set at an angle that went from the windshield almost down to the ground, with two rows of about 5 slits.  set at opposing diagonals along the hood, so that it the car seemed to me cruel and swift, probably custom, and probably very expensive.

I am sorry to say I have been unable to find a photo of a similar car online. This photo is the closest in ‘feel’ to the car that I saw, that I can find …

Image: Ferrari 458 MM Speciale, https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/575030809105841c008c63e4-960-480.jpg ..

Then, on the psychic plane, I heard this: I heard that there is a witch’s coven near that place, and that they were located there on purpose, to snatch children from that place for the child trafficking trade. Whether there is any truth in this, or not, I do not know.

But I do feel that our community should be on the alert for their children in those kinds of stores. I feel that with definite certainty: Watch out for your children.

Try and find out from local law enforcement, whether children are missing, in the age range of about 4 years to 9 years old. It is possible, although I hope it is not true, that children in that are range are being trafficked for the sex trade and for porn movies. And maybe for snuff movies. So I suggest: Be very careful.

I feel certain law enforcement, were they to hear this story, would say:  So what? Nothing happened. And of course I understand their point of view, since I am sure they have their hands full, dealing with the nitty gritty.

But from my own point of view, something did happen: It was like a play within a play, or a scenario taking place, that had a feel to it, of a well rehearsed game plan. So, I feel: 50-50, might be true. Better be careful.

All right, parents, take care! And take good care of your children, who are the blessing of the future of Earth. God bless you all.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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A Call to Action: Homelessness in the San Fernando Valley . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 24 March 2018

Dear Ones,

The number of homeless per 10,000 people is about 17 people, as an average across America. Yet the number of homeless per 10,000 is about 35 people in California. In 2017, about half the people without shelter, nationwide, were in California. About 90% of the total homeless population of California are without shelter. (1)

It makes sense that California should have many more unsheltered homeless people, because the weather here is mild enough to allow people to stay alive while unsheltered. Which may be why there are twice as many homeless people per 10,000 people here than in the national average.

Homeless people in the San Fernando Valley, here in the western Los Angeles area, are camping wherever they can. Some set up camp in the Santa Monica Mountains. Children wander into the mountains after school to play. They may run across inappropriate sexual solicitations from homeless women. Or worse yet, rough handling and shakedowns by homeless men. Our parks are no longer our own, because of the influx of waves of homeless people.

I had a talk with our local law enforcement recently. They explained that their jurisdiction ends where the mountain park areas begin. They said to contact the rangers who patrol the mountains. I did call several numbers, and eventually found out there is only one ranger patrolling the Santa Monica Mountains. He said he knows about the problems with lawlessness, but is unable to respond to these, for lack of manpower.

Basically, as I understand it, there are portions of the Santa Monica Mountains that have homeless encampments, and in effect, no law enforcement is available there. That makes those areas unsafe to walk in. This is true for men, women and children.

Then, when the homeless set up their camps near people’s houses, I find, from reading Nextdoor.com, that these incursions are threatening to homeowners, and rightfully so. Their presence there represents a threat to the safety of the housed people in those communities.

I have seen, recently, residents in my general area going around, around sunset, and taking photos of homeless people with zoom cameras. And then shortly thereafter, a man in a pickup truck, who looked to me like a rough sort, cruising slowly in their direction. I had a feeling he might have had in mind roughing them up and forcing them away from the homes in the area.

I know people feel threatened by the government’s dalliance in regard to providing housing, or at least locating tenting areas for, the 6,000 or more homeless in the San Fernando Valley. Yet I do not feel that rough stuff will solve the problem. Especially, and hands down, vigilante violence, I feel, will not help.

When we express violence … even righteous violence … towards another person, the feeling of violence, and the thought of violence, do not lodge themselves in the person whom we assault. Rather, that feeling and that thought pierce our own hearts. And we bring our own hearts … as wounded by our act of violence as is the heart of the person on whom we inflicted violence … back home to our families, where is enters the hearts of our sleeping spouse and our sleeping children … the newborn and the toddler, as well as the grade school child. That feeling of violence is no respecter of youth or innocence.

As we lay our injured heart down to rest, in the home we love, that violence seeps out, in our dreamtime world, and fills our home with darkness.

As we wake up to a workday morning, and take the long commute to work, the injury in our heart, that we have all unknowing and unthinking writ there, streams out, through the morning sunlight, into the hearts and minds of those we pass, with nary a second glance, on the freeway.

When we enter the workplace, and greet our co-workers, they register in their own hearts the violence we have inflicted and the darkness that thereby slumbers in our own.

And so I say, violence is not the way!

Moreover, when we forcefully dislocate homeless people from one area of the San Fernando Valley, then they relocate to another area of the Valley. As there are, by my calculation, facilities for only about 300 homeless in the valley, the likelihood is they will set up camp in a nearby inappropriate area once more.

Instead, I suggest we consider these steps to alleviate the problem …

As to the homeless encampments in the Santa Monica Mountains, we can get maps of the unsafe areas. Maybe we could speak with law enforcement about this? And get these maps into the hands of the schools and the churches. We ought also get them on the news. That way, until we can implement a strategic relocation, there will be no mishaps with unsuspecting hikers and mountains explorers.

Then, as to the issue of incursions of the homeless into residential areas: As a first step, I feel we must set aside some areas … parks, empty lots, or parking lots … for relocation from private home areas and from the Santa Monica Mountains encampments, to these new locations.

We will need sanitary facilities, to prevent more epidemic outbreaks. I feel we will need guards to ensure the safety of this vulnerable population. And, I feel, we will need to create minimum wage, unskilled job opportunities near the encampments. And we need doctors to help with medical needs.

This relocation effort ought, I feel, to be coordinated with the Santa Monica Mountain ranger, and with local law enforcement. It is very important, to prevent violence, not to proceed with vigilante efforts, even though I know that homeowners and property owners feel a sense of rising helplessness about the situation, due to government dalliance.

The first thought is not always the best thought, especially when emotions run high. Teamwork is the very best way to go, I feel. But on the other hand, the average homed person can no longer sit idly on the sidelines, waiting for an unresponsive government to act. We must take the initiative, and help our law enforcement representatives organize a proper response.

First, I feel, a relocation effort, as noted above. Compared to providing up-to-code housing, the outlay will be quite reasonable. A number of lives of the homeless may be saved by this effort. And the general feeling of the homed, of being at their wits’ end over this problem, will be allayed.

As a second step, I suggest we in the homed community reach out to our churches and businesses and ask whether they have facilities they can offer for the homeless to live in.

We have very many churches and businesses here in the San Fernando Valley. If one in two such groups would agree to house just one homeless person, the situation could be much abated. Further, the burden of homelessness would be spread round, throughout the city, and not just concentrated in one area.

Then, on to the disproportionate number of homeless in California. Might we get additional financial aid from the Federal government to help with this?

Intuitively speaking, I feel that homeless are fleeing other states, and coming to California, not just because the climate here is more suitable for outdoor living. It may also be that other states are treating the homeless with more violence than may be encountered here in California. At least, my prayer is that that their experience here will be relatively pacific.

If it be true that, for reasons both light and dark, California is asked to bear the lion’s share of the homeless problem, then in this time of somewhat greater social unrest, when a rising swell of the homeless seeks shelter and work … however humble … across America, and if California has the heart to welcome these people, where other states in our great Union will not or cannot … then to settle this unrest, and to buoy the feelings of all our peoples, surely it would be in the best interest of our nation to provide assistance, where our state, alone, cannot?

The American people stand by a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is, I feel, not just the people who are able to buy their own homes, and own their own cars. Nor is it the people who buy or rent their homes. Rather, it is all the people of this great Nation … owning, renting, or yearning for a place to lay their heads.

In 1883, a poetess named Emma Lazarus had the highest hopes in this regard. Her words, strong enough to ring on, down through the centuries, strong enough to greet the eyes of every traveler crossing the weary seas in hopes of a better life here in America, strong enough to light the path for all Americans even in these modern times, are:

“‘Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'” (2)

I agree wholeheartedly with Emma Lazarus. I feel we can embody her vision for America, even in these times of change. Especially now, in these times of change.

Let us act, together, as a community.

Let us conceive our actions in faith, in hope, and in charity. In a manner befitting the greatest vision our hearts and minds can conceive to meet the challenge of these times.

Let us rise nobly to this effort to uplift and assist these, whom none yet love and protect … and in whose shoes each of us might … but for God’s Grace … find ourselves.

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

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Link: “California Homeless Population Rising Higher Than Other States: California experienced a nearly 14 percent increase in homelessness from 2016 to 2017,” Published 21 December 2017 … http://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/california/california-homeless-population-rising-higher-than-other-states/501590366 ..

(2) From Link: “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by Emma Lazarus, 1883 … https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_New_Colossus .. public domain … This sonnet was mounted on a plaque inside the Statue of Liberty.

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Call to Action: Public Coin-Operated Showers for the San Fernando Valley . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 13 December 2017
Previously titled: Public Coin-Operated Showers for the San Fernando Valley

Dear Ones,

I would like to suggest to laundromat owners and maybe gas station owners in the San Fernando Valley that they consider adding a few public coin-operated showers to their facilities. This would provide a new income base for these ongoing businesses.

Coin-operated showers are being successfully operated as part of a laundromat in Durango, Colorado, for instance. There, I feel they serve the large population of housed people who live on the dirt roads in rural areas, and have no public water system to their property.

Here in the San Fernando Valley, coin-operated showers would serve the large homeless population.

An alternative would be free-standing toilet facilities with public coin-operated showers, similar to those found in parks and recreation areas in California and Colorado.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Call to Action: Homelessness in the San Fernando Valley . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 8 October 2017; published on 3 November 2017; revised … new text is in green font

  • HOMELESS STATISTICS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
  • SCARCITY OF HOMELESS SHELTERS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
  • ON THE NOTION OF ASSIGNING A PARKING LOT … SUCH AS THE VACANT COSTCO PARKING LOT ON ROSCOE … FOR A TEMPORARY TENT COMMUNITY
  • SMALL POD HOUSING DESIGNED BY VALLEY RESCUE MISSION
  • NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND FOOT TRAFFIC ON OUR PUBLIC STREETS
  • LOITERING LAWS IN LOS ANGELES
  • CAN WE PROVIDE SAFE PLACES FOR THE HOMELESS TO STORE THEIR PROPERTY?
  • ON WORKING WITHIN THE LAW FOR A SOLUTION TO THE DIFFICULT PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS
  • MY THANKS TO CALIFORNIA FOR ITS POSITIVE REGARD FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED

Dear Ones,

HOMELESS STATISTICS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

I read there were about 7,600 homeless in the San Fernando Valley, and 58,000 in LA County as of last year … I read this in:

Link: “Homelessness Increased In Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley: The rising cost of housing, along with a housing shortage, was acknowledged by officials as a top cause of the homeless problem,” by Alexander Nguyen (Patch Staff) – updated  https://patch.com/california/woodlandhills/homelessness-increased-woodland-hills-san-fernando-valley ..

SCARCITY OF HOMELESS SHELTERS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Because of the influx of homeless into the nearby neighborhoods, I’ve been looking around for homeless shelters in the San Fernando Valley … It seems like shelters for men are scarce. It looks like housing will be built, but maybe is not available yet?

Law enforcement can ask a homeless person to move on, but where will they move to, if no housing resources are available?

ON THE NOTION OF ASSIGNING A PARKING LOT … SUCH AS THE VACANT COSTCO PARKING LOT ON ROSCOE … FOR A TEMPORARY TENT COMMUNITY

I had a thought about the Costco that closed at 21300 Roscoe Blvd in Canoga Park (across from the Salvation Army Store) … it has a big, fenced parking lot which might temporarily be used for tents, if porta-potties and security could be arranged … What do you all think about this possibility?

SMALL POD HOUSING DESIGNED BY VALLEY RESCUE MISSION

Also a possibility, in lieu of or in addition to tenting in a parking lot, might be small pod housing such as that designed by Valley Rescue Mission …

Link: “Local News: These small pods could bring a big solution for LA County’s homeless crisis,” by Susan Abram, sabram@scng.com , Daily News, published: 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND FOOT TRAFFIC ON OUR PUBLIC STREETS

This is a very difficult topic. For myself, as a Neighborhood Watch captain, I want to help my neighbors keep my neighborhood safe, and at the same time not to trespass on other people’s freedom of movement. People walk up and down our public streets all day long, and that’s fine. It’s when they stop and stay around that residents get uneasy.

LOITERING LAWS IN LOS ANGELES

In response to that, there are loitering laws in LA, both in general and also at schools and places where children generally congregate, but I’ve read that they only apply if a person has criminal intent. Most likely a prior criminal record would figure in.

I’ve read there is also a law against walking onto private property and peeking into the door or window, and that law applies if the property is not abandoned. See:

Link: “PC 647: Loitering” … http://esfandilawfirm.com/crimes/loitering-pc-647/ ..

CAN WE PROVIDE SAFE PLACES FOR THE HOMELESS TO STORE THEIR PROPERTY?

I’ve also read that the City of LA passed law 56.11 last year to the effect that a (presumably homeless) person’s storage of items on sidewalks and parkways and in alleys must be no more than what can fit into the garbage bin … see:

Link: “L.A. council OKs law limiting homeless people’s belongings to what can fit in a trash bin,” by Gale Holland, Contact Reporter, 30 March 2016, 3:42 pm … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-belongings-20160331-story.html ..

I also read that the City has no right to put these belongings into the trash:

Link: “Judge Says Los Angeles Has to Stop Taking Homeless People’s Stuff: A new injunction limits the city’s ability to seize and destroy the property of Skid Row residents,” by Elijah Chiland, 14 April 2016, 9:55 am PDT … https://la.curbed.com/2016/4/14/11428886/los-angeles-homeless-property-seizure ..

The same article suggests the need … I would say citywide … for storage facilities for possessions of transient people.

ON WORKING WITHIN THE LAW FOR A SOLUTION TO THE DIFFICULT PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS

I guess what I’m trying to say is, as responsible citizens, and taking this difficult problem into consideration, let us work within the spirit of the legal system. As forward-looking people let us look to fresh solutions to the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles.

  • What is really going on, economically, here?
  • How can we tweak the economy to provide jobs for those who want them, but can’t find them?
  • As a concerned community with humane intent, what may we also do for those who don’t want work, or who, for a constellation of reasons, are unemployable?

In the end, I am hoping that these last prove to be few, and that good work and good housing will be found for most.

MY THANKS TO CALIFORNIA FOR ITS POSITIVE REGARD FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED

I would like to add that I have traveled here and there in America in recent years, and have found, in general, that California’s attitude toward the underprivileged is a standout in many ways; especially, as regards …

  • positive social action,
  • lack of prejudice, and a positive attitude toward diversity, and
  • desire to abide within the spirit of the law.

For that depth of human kindness, and for our mutual vision of a new tomorrow in this beautiful land, I thank each of you, from the bottom of my heart.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Community Alert: Movie Theatre Restrooms in Matinées . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 September 2016

  • ON KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  • ON PLACING CONFIDENCE IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY
  • CHAOTIC NODES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIORS

Dear Ones,

A month or so back, I saw something in a movie theatre that worried me. As I recall, it was at AMC Fallbrook 7 in West Hills, in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. It has been a while, but if memory serves, that was the location.

I had just watched a general audience movie that was playing mid-afternoon. The movie was fun. At first I thought the theatre was nearly empty. Then I noticed the theatre was full … I was just one of the few people in the audience whose heads were higher than the back of their chairs. So, it was a very enthusiastic young crowd in attendance.

ON KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS

On my way out of the movie, I paused near the popcorn vending station. I noticed a young mother who looked a little distracted. She had a young son, maybe 8 years old, and a daughter, maybe 5 years old, with her. She was about to shepherd her daughter into the women’s restroom, and pointed her son to the men’s room on the other side of the popcorn counter.

As the mom disappeared into the women’s room, I noticed the look on her son’s face: He had turned white, and he stopped in his tracks, indecisive about going in the men’s room. Seemed to me, paralyzed with fear.

Then I noticed the young man at the popcorn counter … late 20s, early 30s. He had noticed the fearful boy. Through my clair abilities I sensed in this popcorn vendor a rising up of the feral drive to aggression, and a decision to follow the child into the restroom. I have to say, I went ahead and stood there, with a look of disapproval on my face; he looked up, saw my look, and curbed himself from acting.

This was an unhappy tableau, and I hope one that is not often repeated. I am hoping that Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) across the nation will get the word out about keeping children close and well protected in public restrooms, at least for the time being.

Specifically, I feel a parent accompany his or her child into public restrooms until the child reaches the age and stature where they can reasonably defend themselves against sexual predation.

ON PLACING CONFIDENCE IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY

I further feel that outreach to the LGBT communities may be of help in this. People who engage in sexual predation are a minor element in our LGBT communities. These are troublesome to everyone concerned. I feel certain that outreach and working together, with the LGBT community as with all groups, will be the process that takes place, over and over again, during the Awakening.

I do feel we can confidently anticipate a clearing of the lines of communication amongst all humankind, and a  lightening and brightening of group-to-group relations worldwide, in the coming months and year.

CHAOTIC NODES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIORS

One of the features of ‘chaotic nodes’ …

Link: “The Emergence of Multiple Chaotic Nodes: A Hathor Planetary Message Through Tom Kenyon,” 2019 … https://tomkenyon.com/the-emergence-of-multiple-chaotic-nodes ..

… such as the one we entered in the beginning of September 2016, is astrogeophysical events such as solar storms, CMEs and CIRs. Another is unusual acts of violence, either to oneself or to others. These are caused by disturbances in our human electromagnetic fields, which are caused by disturbances in Earth’s geomagnetic field, which are caused by the solar events.

We are Earth’s children, and we are changeable, just like our great Mother Earth. Let us take good care of our children, just as our dear Gaia takes care of us.

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