Wearing matching red T-shirts and orange safety vests, about a half-dozen homeless men and women on a recent morning fanned out across Anaheim’s Willow Park to pick up litter and repaint trash cans. Overseen by the nonprofit service group Love Anaheim, the park clean-up was the fourth outing for a fledgling city-funded program that offers a meal and gift cards in exchange for a half day of work beautifying the city.
Alicia Robinson covers Anaheim for The Orange County Register. She previously spent 10 years at The Press-Enterprise writing about Riverside and local government as well as Norco, Corona, homeless issues, Alzheimer's disease, streetcars, butterflies, horses and chickens. She grew up in the Midwest but earned Southern California native status during many hours spent in traffic.
SANTA ANA – A surveillance camera on a public bus caught the moment Sunday morning when a car went airborne and punched a hole in the second floor of a Santa Ana dental office. The crash, which happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 300 block of 17th Street, occurred when a Nissan Altima hit a raised median while traveling at a high speed, according to Santa Ana police.
@MuffMacGuff I'm not sure of the rationale behind gift cards - it's a good question - but there may be some legal reason for not paying cash, and I'm sure if they did, critics would contend the money could be used for drugs/alcohol, etc.
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