Lompoc fires trigger large-scale homeless encampment cleanup

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For years, homeless people have built encampments along the Santa Ynez River in Lompoc. Some are tents, but others are full wooden houses. Recently, there’s been an uptick in violence and fires, and following a murder late last year and some alleged cases of arson, police have had enough. On September 10th, they plan to remove every homeless person from the area. The question is, where will they go?




Kathryn Barnes