Families occupying Caltrans-owned homes in Southern California forcibly removed by CHP

More than a dozen families and individuals who occupied several El Sereno homes owned by Caltrans, the state transportation agency, were forcibly removed as part of an operation conducted by the California Highway Patrol that spanned from Wednesday and into the Thanksgiving weekend.

CHP officers faced off with activists who came out in the last three days to support several families who moved into 20 vacant homes along Sheffield Avenue, Lowell Avenue and several other streets.

The families, part of a group called Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community, moved into the homes on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and were soon met by highway patrol officers who were deployed at the request of Caltrans officials.

Activists turned out in large numbers in an attempt to block CHP officers at various homes that were being occupied.

Several videos posted on various social media sites from the standoff between dozens of

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‘I Was Adopted After Living in 24 Foster Homes’

I was four when I first went into foster care, but for a few years I moved back and forth between foster care and my mom’s home. Then, at the age of seven my mom terminated her parental rights. It was really hard moving around a lot, especially trying to adapt to different schools, families and homes. It’s a lot to handle, but I tried not to show it too much.

You get used to it and I think it made me stronger than most teenagers out there today. I grew up thinking I was all by myself and so, I adapted to doing things by myself. I’m 17 now, and I think it’s given me a lot more knowledge and opened my eyes about what the world can be like. I also learned how to talk to other kids and how to treat them. I think a lot of

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With eviction looming, most Gardens Retirement Community residents have found new homes | Local Government

The letter announcing that The Gardens residents have until Dec. 29 alarmed residents, many of whom complained about the short timeline combined with complications of finding a new living situation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once residents started hunting for new living situations, many were confronted with another challenge: the high cost of senior living facilities.

“For some residents, we have heard of the cost increases, particularly those that are wanting to stay in the Hilldale area,” Drescher said in an email.

For seniors, the west side neighborhood provides an ideal location that is close to an extensive shopping district and only a few blocks from UW Hospital and Clinics.

Sharon Huggins, a 74-year-old Gardens resident with multiple medical issues, said she’s been looking for a facility that provides a measure of independence, which she wants to maintain as long as she’s able. She’s recently been placed on

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Fire burns 3 Massachusetts homes, may be caused by exploding deep-fried turkey

A Thanksgiving blaze that destroyed three homes in Massachusetts and injured a woman was possibly caused by deep-frying a turkey, officials said. 

New Bedford residents heard an explosion around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, WBZ-TV reported, as flames broke out at a home and quickly spread to homes on each side.

A witness told the news station that she saw the fire start on her neighbor’s back deck while he was trying to fry a turkey. 

“He says he was cooking the deep-fried turkey and the propane tank exploded. I heard the explosion, but I thought it was thunder,” she told the news outlet.

Video of the incident shows firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze as smoke fills the air. One woman was taken to a hospital. Her condition was unknown.

Around 27 others in the three homes were able to escape the fires. The displaced families were being assisted by the 

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Final opportunities at McKelvey Homes’ Bur Oaks! | Home Builder



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Exterior highlights include three-car side-entry garages, distinguished brick-&-stone elevations, masonry on all sides and James Hardie siding. Inside, these free-flowing residences are lavished with upscale amenities, premium finishes, extensive hardwood flooring and plenty of space for a home office and home school area. The deluxe island kitchens are appointed with designer cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances and spa-like baths enhance the spacious owner retreats.

Available now, a Muirfield market home, offered for $882,562, plus $2,500 in closing costs! Among the many features of this stunning, light-filled home are a 42” gas fireplace with wrap around bookshelves in the hearth room; 11’ ceilings in the great room; gourmet kitchen with built in stainless steel appliances; a vaulted bath, lavished with ceramic tile, in the main-floor owners suite; and on the upper level, a step-up bonus room, Jack-&-Jill bath serving two of the bedrooms and a

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Nearly 19 million Americans could lose their homes when eviction limits expire Dec. 31

Millions of Americans are in danger of losing their homes when federal and local limits on evictions expire at the end of the year, a growing body of research shows.

A report issued this month from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the University of Arizona estimates that 6.7 million households could be evicted in the coming months. That amounts to 19 million people potentially losing their homes, rivaling the dislocation that foreclosures caused after the subprime housing bust.

Apart from being a humanitarian disaster, the crisis threatens to exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Urban Health.

“Our concern is we’re going to see a huge increase in evictions after the CDC moratorium is lifted,” said Andrew Aurand, vice president of research at the NLIHC and a co-author of the report.

The number of Americans struggling to pay rent has steadily

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19 homes that have lost the fight against nature



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Nearly 19 million Americans could lose their homes next year

Millions of Americans are in danger of losing their homes when federal and local limits on evictions expire at the end of the year, a growing body of research shows.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Official legal eviction order or notice to renter or tenant of home with face mask


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Official legal eviction order or notice to renter or tenant of home with face mask

A report issued this month from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the University of Arizona estimates that 6.7 million households could be evicted in the coming months. That amounts to 19 million people potentially losing their homes, rivaling the dislocation that foreclosures caused after the subprime housing bust.

Nearly 7 million households at risk of eviction when moratoriums expire on Dec. 31

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Apart from being a humanitarian disaster, the crisis threatens to exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Urban Health.

“Our concern is we’re going to

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SoCal Edison cuts power to more than 5,000 homes

More than 8,000 Southern California Edison customers were without power on Thanksgiving evening, with 100,000 more at risk of having the lights turned out as high winds led to elevated wildfire risk, officials said.

Homes in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern and San Bernardino counties were affected by outages as part of the utility company’s public safety power shutoff program, which is intended to reduce the risk that electrical systems become an ignition point for wildfires.

As of 9:30 p.m., 3,015 customers were without power in Ventura County, while 2,679 customers lost service in Orange County, according to an outage map managed by the utility company. Roughly 1,200 residences in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were also affected by the shutdowns by late Thursday night, the company said.

An additional 102,440 customers were in line to have their power shut off in Ventura, L.A., Kern, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Oct. 18

One hundred and eleven single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Oct. 18 ranging in price from $100,000 to $4 million.

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 5366 Linda Lane in Santa Rosa which sold for $4,000,000 on October 20. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,400 square foot home featured a gourmet kitchen, climate-controlled wine room and a serene reflecting pond with yoga pads.

See what homes are selling for near you.

Cloverdale

619 S. Cloverdale Blvd., $163,000

349 Riverside Drive, $490,000

Cotati

82 Gilbert Way, $575,000

Forestville

8452 Oak Ave., $100,000

Geyserville

23537 Vineyard Road, $2,150,000

Graton

525 Railroad St., $909,000

Guerneville

17975 Sweetwater Springs Road, $378,000

11750 Ridge Drive, $379,000

14283 Laurel Road, $380,000

18340 Old Monte Rio Road, $407,500

18960 Hidden Valley Road, $453,000

14360 Old Cazadero Road, $700,500

Healdsburg

679 Larkspur Drive, $433,000

205 Cottonwood Circle, $575,000

906 Harold Lane,

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