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Pier 80 Homeless Shelter Is OpenThe shelter, now open, is intended to be the city's response to El Nino and the heavier winter storms that have been predicted. Depending on the weather, it will operate through March or April.
Bail Set At $5 Million For Suspect Who Slashed CHP Officer's ThroatBail was set at $5 million Thursday for a man accused of slashing a California Highway Patrol officer in the throat and arm on a San Francisco highway on-ramp on Tuesday.
Homeless Feel Push To Move Out Of Area As Super Bowl City Goes Up In SFAs Super Bowl City goes up along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, homeless are feeling the unwelcome push from Public Works employees telling them it’s time to move on.
Warriors Player Draymond Green Hands Out Gifts To Homeless In East BayWarriors Forward Draymond Green played the part of Santa Tuesday night, handing out gifts to people in need in the East Bay.
Union Square Merchants Try To Stop Homeless From Hanging Around StorefrontsSan Francisco’s Union Square merchants are taking a new approach this holiday season to stop the homeless from hanging around their stores. It's called 'Union Square Cares.'
San Jose City Council Approves Temporary Shelter Program For HomelessAn emergency housing crisis was declared in San Jose Tuesday and efforts are underway to shelter the homeless during the winter as El Nino is expected to bring inclement weather.
SF Mayor Lee Announces Creation Of New City Department To Combat HomelessnessSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced plans Thursday to create a new Department to End Homelessness and spend $1 billion over the next four years helping homeless residents move into permanent housing.
Berkeley Passes Strict Laws For Sidewalks, HomelessDespite heated opposition from homeless advocates, the Berkeley city council voted Tuesday night in favor of a strict set of laws that will ban people from taking up more than 2 square feet of space on sidewalks.
Downtown San Jose Coffee Stand Offers Hope To HomelessIn Downtown San Jose, a nonprofit has found a way to get homeless people back on their feet, starting with a cup of coffee.
Homeless People Stage Sleep-In At Berkeley City Hall To Protest OrdinanceA group of homeless people staged a sleep-in at Berkeley's City Hall to protest a proposal to limit their personal items.
San Jose, Santa Clara County Launch Effort To House Homeless VeteransThe “All the Way Home” campaign plans to assist 700 homeless veterans in the city and county by 2017 in partnership with the county’s Housing Authority and other community organizations.
Homeless Vets Outfitted With New Suits In Honor Of Veterans DayLow-income and homeless U.S. veterans were given a shopping spree for new business attire Tuesday at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco, just in time for Veterans Day.

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