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CITY & STATE; Fairgrounds could be used for O.C. shelter; Under Newsom order, such state-owned sites will be considered for emergency facilities.

Jan 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

The OC Fair & Event Center is preparing for the possibility that the Costa Mesa fairgrounds could become the site of an emergency homeless shelter.

In an executive order addressing homelessness, Gov. Gavin Newsom last week ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to assess "fairgrounds in or near jurisdictions where a shelter crisis is currently in effect" to determine whether the state-owned properties could be viable venues for short-term shelters for people experiencing...