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Old 08-10-18, 11:51 AM
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The SART sure is nice now

I took my first ride on the SART today (since it's been cleaned up) from PCH to Taft. All I can say is WOW! I only saw one homeless guy with a cart and he wasn't actually on the trail. I did not even see 1 tent. You talk about cleaning up the place. It's great to have a nice safe path again. I can only imagine how thankful all those businesses along the route must be. Amazing, just amazing.
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Old 08-11-18, 10:26 AM
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I've been on it regularly over the past few months and no problems. I was on it early this morning and did see one camper (at about 5th street in Santa Ana, south side of Spurgeon School, around 6:30AM), but other than that its just people doing what people do on a multi-use path.
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Old 08-13-18, 07:34 AM
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Are there any plans to take down all the fencing that was put up and put the old path back in use? Other than possible being a health hazard (needles etc) I'm not sure why it's still up. Does it possibly have something to do with jurisdiction?
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Old 08-13-18, 01:40 PM
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+1 about the ride being nice.... rode there yesterday. I saw a black and white on the trail in the Anaheim area, and a ranger on the trail closer to the coast.
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Old 08-13-18, 06:44 PM
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Sart

Never has to happen in the first place. A complete breakdown of the law aided by the ACLU and the lawyers that feed off the government freely. Not just my take.....this was always our bike trail, they just wouldn’t enforce the law. By the way, Now they are sleeping in the middle of my alley, leaving needles and carrying knives,and crapping between my trash cans that they then dump out looking for cans and begging on our street corners in traffic. The Police won’t come out. No place to raise a family. I have had it with Orange County and The Los Angeles Angels. of Anaheim, and am just going to sell out. FU Artie and Mayor Tate. Bye Bye!
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Old 08-17-18, 02:43 PM
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This week, Wednesday I was on a ride early in the morning on Pacific Coast Hwy. Going from Newport Beach to Huntington. Right there at the SART, there was two homeless just getting up in the morning. Maybe technically one person was not on the SART but on that part before the overpass. Then on the other side, there was another what I consider the Brookhurst Wetlands Marsh.
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Old 08-17-18, 06:56 PM
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I saw the same thing at the mouth of the SART. It seems like some of the homeless are testing the waters. On Thursday I did see a HB cop giving one of them some grief (waking them up and telling them to move)
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Old 08-19-18, 02:35 PM
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The emphasis on cleaning up the homeless population was up in the Anaheim/Santa Ana/Orange area near the stadium, and to a lesser extent in Fountain Valley (where Talbert/Macarthur crosses over it), but there probably are a few areas that were missed. Pretty sure there are still a few homeless where the Hamilton/Victoria bridge crosses over the river (the first bridge up from PCH). I was riding through there about 6AM this morning and a person crawled out from under a space between the bottom of the bridge and the rip-rap up the side from the MUP. There's also a few chairs and stuff on the top of the levee behind the Carls Jr. restaurant. They seem to be pretty discreet, not causing any problems, but I'd rather not see it suddenly escalate into a problem similar to what happened near the Stadium.
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Old 09-26-18, 05:47 PM
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Past two weeks, I drive near the Costco Fountain Valley, on Talbert Avenue. The SART is right there. On the dirt side of SART I see a lot of autos. Someone tells me that they are doing a clean-up of needles and other human trash and waste. Also that other parts of the SART are now getting the similar treatment.
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Old 09-26-18, 08:19 PM
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Old 10-06-18, 05:34 AM
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let's see how long it'll last. The homeless problem in OC has gone away, and it's been on the rise. If they're not on SART, then they're probably somewhere on the street (and breaking in cars). Seems like 1/3 are drug addicts, 1/3 are mental, and 1/3 are people just down on luck in life. The homeless situation is not as rosy as some think
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The problem definitely hasn’t gone away in OC, they are around, but not as highly concentrated in any one area. There had been homeless living along the SART in small enclaves for years, but the county should never allowed it to get to the point it did. Like you say, we’ll have to see if it lasts.
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Old 10-07-18, 08:42 AM
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Some of the homeless have migrated to the beach areas. Along the beach path, beginning at River Jetty bridge all they way to Warner, they'll sleep behind the wall, under the restroom patios, tents, etc. They'll appear out of the darkness during my early morning commute, like Zombies,
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Old 10-11-18, 06:50 PM
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the first five miles closest to newport beach were just dandy yesterday.
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Old 10-14-18, 05:34 PM
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Glad to hear the SART is back. I've avoided it for the past few years! I ride daily on the river trail in Eastvale, that someday will connect to the main SART down near green river and the 91.
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Old 11-05-18, 09:20 PM
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Glad to hear this, I will look forward to riding it again in the next few weeks. I used to ride it about every other week until it got so bad.
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