Doug Sovern

(Alameda Family Services/DreamCatcher)

OUR HOMELESS SCHOOLKIDS: 20,000 Bay Area Children Have No Home To Go To After Class, A Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story Series

The only shelter they can call their own is their desk. They live in their family’s car, or in shelters, or camped out in cold, wet tents, as they try to study, write reports, and pull themselves up. This is their multi-part story, in a Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story series.

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A ficus tree toppled by heavy rains and saturated soil crushed a Lyft driver's car on Lombard Street in San Francisco. (photo credit Doug Sovern)

Another Ficus Falls, Crushes Lyft Driver’s Prius In San Francisco’s Marina

Friday morning’s rains toppled yet another problematic ficus tree, this time on top of a Lyft driver’s car in the Marina District.

12/19/2014

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Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless Kids

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?

12/19/2014

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

Rashawn Williams

San Francisco’s Public Defender Claims Wrong Teen In Jail For Murder

Public Defender Jeff Adachi released a video Monday that he claims clears the accused killer of a popular 14-year-old football player and that the wrong teenager is in jail for murder.

12/08/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Oakland Police Say They Are Ready For Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Police in San Francisco and Oakland are on standby Tuesday in the event that a grand jury’s decision in Missouri, whether a white police officer will be indicted for the killing of an unarmed black teenager, could lead to protests in the Bay Area.

11/18/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.

11/17/2014

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