Hawthorne Park

Reporter arrested during Hawthorne Park sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local journalist was arrested as police cleared out an unauthorized homeless camp Tuesday. Over the last week, an unauthorized tent city materialized in Hawthorne Park. A self-proclaimed group calling itself “Hawthorne Mutual Aid” said they organized the camp …

Hawthorne Park campground disbanded

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police broke up what they called an “unauthorized campground” in Medford Tuesday. In the days following the Almeda Fire, a tent city sprang up in Hawthorne Park. A self-proclaimed group of citizens, calling itself “Hawthorne Mutual Aid,” said it …

24 hour notice given to Hawthorne Park tent city

MEDFORD, Ore. — “It’s hurtful. It’s hurtful out here. It’s hurtful the way people treat mankind like we’re not mankind. Like we don’t matter,” said Christine Marie, who is living at Hawthorne Park. Marie is one of dozens of homeless people who’ve …

Overcoming addiction: Walk pushes for state action

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly one week after Jackson County officials declared a public crisis over the drug epidemic, they’re joining forces with addiction recovery groups. Officials partnered with Oregon Recovers Friday evening and held a “Walk for Recovery” at Hawthorne Park in …