Author Archives: shocpaula

About shocpaula

I work in the field of homelessness, with interest in civil rights, sustainability, direct democracy.

Panhandling ordinance goes to vote

Free Speech in Jeopardy A panhandling ordinance will be brought forward at this Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Previously we’ve had an ordinance forbidding aggressive panhandling. If passed this new version will make it illegal to panhandle within 30 feet from … Continue reading

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Homeless Trial Update

Camping Ordinance Trial Results Ashmore et al vs City of Sacramento trial was challenging the city’s camping ordinance as being selectively enforced. The case began eight years ago stemming from multiple arrests and citations of a group of homeless people that … Continue reading

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Panhandling

SACRAMENTO CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS CHANGE TO THEIR ANTI-PANHANDLING ORDINANCE Currently aggressive panhandling and soliciting for donations from a median or off-ramp of a freeway is against the law. Their proposed changes would make it against the law to panhandle within … Continue reading

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Angels of the Fields Scholarship

Angels of the Fields’ Scholarship Recipient From Orchards to a Different Field by Sally Ooms In a trailer, tucked between a Sacramento River levee and Bartlett pear orchards, Gabriela Leon Cerriteno talks about her 19 years of life to date. … Continue reading

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Farm to Every Fork 2017

Farm to Every Fork Benefit Helps the Hungry, Urban Growers, Farm Workers By Sally Ooms                         farmtoeveryfork.org The fourth annual Farm to Every Fork benefit dinner is coming up, … Continue reading

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SHOC Update

Dear Friends of SHOC,  City of Sacramento officials have decided to move forward establishing a policy that Sacramento Police Department officers are not to confiscate the survival property of anyone living outside. This decision itself comes after years of advocacy from … Continue reading

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SafeGround StakeDown

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Poor People’s Campaign

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Canceled March Thursday

We had a march scheduled for Thursday, 12/15/16, from Loaves & Fishes to City Hall to welcome Mayor Steinberg to his position. We are canceling the event because a big storm is expected to hit us that day with rain … Continue reading

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Homeless Advocates March

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