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Ventura Shopping Center Overrun by Homeless, Panhandlers Fights Back To Try To Reclaim Customers

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:53am

It’s a problem that’s plagued the business community on the South Coast for decades.

Homeless people, and panhandlers have taken advantage of the mix of tourists, and local residents to troll for handouts.

At one Ventura County shopping center, the problem has become so acute that it’s been scaring away customers.

Business owners finally decided they had enough, and joined forces with the City of Ventura to try a multi-pronged approach to the problem.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Ventura.

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