Life was good for Colleen Abbinanti of Simi Valley. The single mom had a good job, a nice place to live, and was involved with her son’s school. Then, suddenly, it all fell apart. In 2007, as the recession hit, she lost her job with a construction company, and couldn’t find a new one. She was afraid to ask her family for help, even though she knew she was going to lose her home. Before she knew it, she was homeless. Abbinanti says it’s a position no one thinks will happen to them.
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December 7th, 1941 marks the 75th anniversary of the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which plunged the United States into World War Two, a day which has double meaning for an 88 year old Ventura County woman. The shock, and fear in the months following the attack also triggered a shameful, and increasingly forgotten event in the nation’s history. Concern was high that Japanese forces were planning to follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the West Coast. Some panicked military and civilian leaders called for Japanese immigrants, and Americans of Japanese ancestry to be rounded up, and moved to inland relocation camps out of fear they might aid an invasion.