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Ventura, California, July 20, 2010 - A copy of Time Magazine and Linda Fairstein's mystery 'The Deadhouse' sit waiting to be read by Mike Vance. Mr. Vance says that he loves to read, especially mysteries. He has been homeless roughly since 1966, when he says he was crushed by a tree that left him unable to hold a steady job. He survives from small SSI checks and the kindness of the local Knights of Columbus Hall that allows him to sleep on their steps and occasionally feeds him. Mr. Vance likes to read and is often seen on these benches and in the neighboring park reading magazines and books people leave behind. Because of the public rest rooms in Mission Park as well as its proximity to the River it is a popular spot for the homeless in Ventura. .