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Occupy Wall Street anniversary: The state of the Occupy movement, one year in

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Adrian Hernandez plays outside his foreclosed house in Van Nuys. Occupy San Fernando Valley started camping out in the house on August 26th, 2012.

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Pictures hang outside the Hernandez's Van Nuys house. Five adults and three children lived in the house before it was foreclosed.

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Ulises Hernandez sits outside his family's foreclosed house in Van Nuys. He and his family decided to get the Occupy movement involved to help save their home.

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Occupy San Fernando members canvas the foreclosed house across the street from the Fernandez house.

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Amari Shakur, left, and William Gagin stand outside the foreclosed home. Gagin has been at the house since August 29th and often cooks meals for the house.

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A car outside the foreclosed Hernandez house where 30-50 Occupy members have been living since August 26th.

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Gina Vizon eats artichokes on a couch outside the Hernandez house. Residents get donated food and occasionally go dumpster diving.

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30-50 people live in tents and makeshift beds inside the Hernandez house.

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The Hernandez family is fighting the foreclosure notice, but uncertain if their efforts will save their home.


Occupy Wall Street is one year old — where does it need to go to remain relevant?

Javier Hernandez is out doing a bit of housework — a concept that's changed considerably since 30-50 people started camping out on his lawn on any given day.

Hernandez's Van Nuys home is the site of an Occupy action. The house, which is home for about a dozen members of the Hernandez family, was foreclosed on.

Late last month, in the middle of his third attempt to renegotiate his mortgage, Hernandez received a notice to vacate the property. Instead, his brother Ulises called in the troops from Occupy San Fernando Valley, who set up camp, hoping to deter any sheriff's deputy sent to clear the family out.

Hernandez said it's been interesting. "I never know what life is going to bring. I just try to make the best of it," he said. 

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