San Jose housing officials Tuesday are notifying about 100 homeless people living in tents on undeveloped parkland downtown that they must leave before an area clean up begins on Friday, a city official said.
A man died after an altercation at a homeless encampment in unincorporated Concord Wednesday night and a suspect has been arrested, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.
Several clean-ups of homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River and other San Jose creeks over the summer have done little to discourage illegal camping in the city’s watersheds, prompting the city to re-evaluate how it deals with homelessness, officials said.
A large homeless encampment under the King Street connector to Interstate 280 in San Francisco next to Caltrain tracks was being cleared out Tuesday, although many of the displaced said they plan to return.
A brush fire near a Santa Cruz park Saturday morning was sparked by a homeless encampment.
Kelley Park was cleared of trash and debris as it has been site of a homeless encampment for years.