Estelle’s Bakery shares incidents with homeless lawsuit leaders to help

With baked goods since 2017 on Arden Way and Fulton Avenue, Estelle’s Bakery & Patisserie is satisfying palates in Sacramento. As cooking and baking is done in the kitchen, business has slowly started to decline. Halie Cloud, manager of the Arden Way establishment, says that for the past few months, unprotected residents have moved in next door and taken up space in her parking lot. . While altercations aren’t common, they shared photos of an incident in September where they say a person entered the establishment and damaged some of their property and even injured an employee with a jar.” We get questions from our guests about what we’re doing to solve the problem. We’ve had people in the neighborhood come up asking what we’re doing to solve the problem,” Cloud said. Cloud says they have been trying to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and local leaders for months, to no avail. “The conversation is that these programs exist, but where are they? They are talked about, but we don’t see them. We don’t have access, we don’t have a phone number that we can call to say ‘Hey, I see you struggling and I see you passing through a difficult time. Here are six phone numbers of people who might be able to help you,'” Cloud said. The county supervisor for District 3, Rich Desmond, told KCRA 3 that his office works daily with businesses affected by the encampments on Arden Way, sending outreach workers and navigators to try to connect homeless people with services and that this takes up to 90% of your time because most of your district is unincorporated. While he acknowledged that homelessness has had a major impact on his district, he also said that the main focus on this issue is generally given to the city of Sacramento. But Cloud said they don’t necessarily want unsheltered residents to leave, preferring to see services made available to them. Just hours after KCRA 3 contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and Desmond’s office, a pink notice was posted at one of the campsites, ordering them to vacate within 48 hours.

With baked goods since 2017 on Arden Way and Fulton Avenue, Estelle’s Bakery & Patisserie is satisfying palates in Sacramento. As cooking and baking is done in the kitchen, business has slowly started to decline.

Halie Cloud, manager of the Arden Way establishment, says that over the past few months, unsheltered residents have moved in next door and taken up space in her parking lot. Although altercations are not common, they shared photos of an incident in September, where they say an individual entered the establishment and damaged some of his property and even injured an employee with a jar.

“We’re getting questions from our guests about what we’re doing to fix the problem. We’ve had people in the neighborhood come in asking what we’re doing to fix the problem,” Cloud said.

Cloud says they have been trying to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and local leaders for months, to no avail.

“The conversation is that these programs exist, but where are they? They are talked about, but we don’t see them. We don’t have access, we don’t have a phone number that we can call to say ‘Hey, I see you fighting and I see that you’re going through a tough time. Here are six phone numbers of people who might be able to help you,'” Cloud said.

The county supervisor for District 3, Rich Desmond, told KCRA 3 that his office works daily with businesses affected by the encampments on Arden Way, sending outreach workers and navigators to try to connect homeless people with services and that this takes up to 90% of your time because your district is mostly unincorporated. While he acknowledged that homelessness has had a major impact on his district, he also said that the main focus on this issue is generally given to the city of Sacramento.

But Cloud said they don’t necessarily want unsheltered residents to leave, and would rather see the services available to them.

A few hours after KCRA 3 contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s office and Desmond’s office, a pink notice was posted at one of the campsites, ordering them to vacate within 48 hours.

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