Children

Galileo High School has 140 homeless kids that the district knows about (galileoweb.org)

How Bay Area School Districts Are Coping With The Growing Number Of Homeless Students

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are learning tough life lessons beyond the classroom because they are homeless. So just how are local school districts coping with this record number of homeless students?

12/18/2014

Brittney Nance helps her daughter Izabella, 7, with homework as Henry Nance, 5, and Lillie Nance, 2, play on the bed in their motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. All five live in a small studio sized room with most of their belongings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here?

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.

12/17/2014

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10-Year-Old Homeless San Francisco Schoolgirl Struggles To Keep Her Secret

Being a kid at school is hard enough without having to worry about where you and your family will sleep that night. So imagine juggling homework and peer pressure while living in a shelter, on the street, or in someone’s spare room—but that’s the reality for many children across the state.

12/16/2014

Bessie Carmichael School in San Francisco's SoMa. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Number Of Homeless Children In Bay Area Reaches All-Time High

Despite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.

12/15/2014

Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Trump Risks And Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/02/2014

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Australian Parents Publish Transgender Son’s Birth Announcement 19 Years Later

It’s not everyday you see a birth announcement posted 19 years after the fact.

12/02/2014

Keston Ott-Dahl with Daughter Delaney

Bay Area Family Delivers Petition To Disney Asking For Film Characters With Down Syndrome

A Bay Area family that started an online petition to ask Disney to introduce movie characters with disabilities delivered 75,000 signatures to studio headquarters in Burbank on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

Children wait in line to attend the Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center's Thanksgiving meal for the homeless, in Downtown Los Angeles, California on November 24, 2010. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Homeless Children In U.S. At All-Time High; California Among Worst States

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.

11/17/2014

Zak Williams, son of Robin Williams, throws out the ceremonial first pitch as Zelda and Cody Williams look on before Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Reportedly Leaves $50 Million Estate To Kids, Widow

The estate of Marin resident Robin Williams will be split between his three children and his third wife, Susan Schneider, according to the London Daily Mail.

11/12/2014

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