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Trailer Grove trailer park in Pomona. (Aaron Mendelson/LAist) (Aaron Mendelson/LAist)
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The Pomona trailer park, California Trailer Grove, is owned and managed by entities connected to landlord Mike Nijjar and his company PAMA Management. It was the site of a typhus outbreak in 2015 -- the first that L.A. County had seen in years.

And it was one of several properties I reported on for Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire.

I called resident Kara Gomez to see how life was at the trailer park now that the coronavirus outbreak has taken hold in Southern California. She told me:

"A lot of people don't have running water in their homes to even wash their hands."

In December, Gomez received a letter saying her management company was changing from PAMA to Mobile Management Services, Inc. That company's officers are longtime PAMA staffers, and the park continues to be owned by an entity connected to Mike Nijjar.
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