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San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

Man Arrested In San Jose Fire That Destroyed Former KNTV Building; Cadaver Dogs Search Rubble

A man has been arrested and faces charges of felony arson and first degree burglary, on suspicion of setting the five-alarm fire in downtown San Jose.

04/16/2014

A view of the charred remains of a building that used to house the KNTV news studios at Park Ave and Montgomery St. in San Jose. (CBS)

Homeless Squatters Occupied Former San Jose TV Station That Caught On Fire; 1 Reported Missing

A man who was among the homeless squatters occupying a building in downtown San Jose that was once the former home of the KNTV news station says a relative may have died in the fire.

04/14/2014

(Clockwise from upper left) Anthony Fernandez, Joshua Mauricio, Alejandro Sandoval, Julio Ibarra, Brallan Villegas (Campbell Police Dept.)

5 Arrested For Murder After Gang Attack On Homeless Man In Campbell Results In Attacker’s Death

Five people have been arrested for murder after an attack on a homeless man in Campbell resulted in the death of one of the attackers, police said Wednesday.

04/02/2014

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HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’

“The Jungle” has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.

03/25/2014

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Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In May

The startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco

03/24/2014

16-year-old Ivan Diaz Amezcua was fatally stabbed at John D. Morgan Park in Campbell on March 16, 2014. (CBS)

Homeless Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Teen In Campbell Park

A homeless man is suspected of killing a teenager during a fight in Campbell on Sunday night, according to police.

03/17/2014

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.

03/10/2014

Banners hang in the atrium of the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 7, 2012 on the eve of the opening of the 27th South By Southwest (SXSW) interactive, film and music festival. The 10-day event is a magnet for thousands of technology innovators, independent film-makers and up-and-coming musical performers. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Firm Outfitting Homeless With SXSW Swag

A Silicon Valley company is partnering with an advocacy group to outfit the homeless with swag given away at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

03/10/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Tech Company Develops App To Access Homeless Services

The first technology company to take advantage of San Francisco’s so-called Twitter tax has unveiled a smart phone app that makes it easier to connect the city’s homeless with social service programs.

02/28/2014

A three-alarm blaze Thursday morning at a townhouse structure in San Jose has left 18 residents seeking alternate housing. (CBS)

3-Alarm San Jose Townhouse Fire Leaves 18 Residents Homeless

A three-alarm blaze Thursday morning at a townhouse structure in San Jose has left 18 residents seeking alternate housing, a fire captain said.

02/27/2014

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