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SHOW OF HANDS: River Haven residents take a vote on an issue. Rules of conduct for the tent city, established last fall, were hashed out by its founders first thing. Among the guidelines: No fighting. No littering. No loud music. Respect one another. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
CLEANUP: Andrew Schreier, a River Haven founder, plays with his dog, Tarrin, while picking up trash along the beach in Ventura. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
NEIGHBORS: Mark Single, right, and Andrew Schreier chat in a lantern’s glow. “We wanted a safe place,” Schreier says of the camp. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
HEARTH MONITOR: Leonard Biga is an elected leader of the River Haven tent city in Ventura. Residents pay $200 per month in rent to the campground, which is near the banks of the Santa Clara River. (Stephen Osman / LAT)