Homeless

Entrance to a BART station in downtown San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?

The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

06/25/2015

A man refuses to come down from this crane at a San Jose construction site. (KCBS)

Homeless Man Who Climbed 9-Story Construction Crane Near San Jose City Hall In Police Custody After 14-Hour Standoff

A standoff where a homeless man climbed atop a crane that was 90-feet above the street near San Jose City Hall ended peacefully when the man descended on his own and was taken into police custody.

06/22/2015

Homeless sleep at St. Boniface in San Francisco (CBS)

Snoring, Sermons Mix At SF Catholic Church That Has Become Safe Haven For Homeless

Almost three months ago, KCBS revealed that Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco was drenching the homeless at night to keep them from sleeping in the church alcoves. The Bishop in charge apologized, and the Archdiocese removed the illegally installed plumbing system, under orders from the City.

06/05/2015

A homeless man gathers his belongings on the San Jose State University campus. March 2, 2015. (CBS)

Study Suggests Housing Santa Clara County’s Homeless Is Cheaper Than Letting Them Live On Streets

A new long-term study shows that it actually might be cheaper to build housing for the homeless than to allow them to live on the streets.

06/01/2015

San Jose's proposed Kartma coffee cart.

Downtown San Jose Coffee Cart To Be Staffed By Homeless Receives Foundation Funding

A mobile coffee cart staffed by the homeless is just one idea getting a jolt of funding in San Jose. It’s one of 13 projects aimed at making downtown San Jose more user friendly.

05/29/2015

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Veterans Struggle With Life On The Streets; Memories Of Wartime

20 percent of those who enjoy a free meal at St. Anthony’s Diner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin are veterans. KCBS talks to some of the vets this Memorial Day who’ve endured hardships even after the war.

05/25/2015

Homeless Veterans Housing

Tech Leaders Donate $5 Million To House Homeless Veterans In SF Mission Bay

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

05/22/2015

Maximillian the pit bull puppy had to be put down after someone tortured him. (Courtesy: San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

$10K Reward Offered After Homeless Man’s Puppy Stolen, Brutally Tortured In San Francisco

A $10,000 reward has been offered to help find a thief who stole and beat a homeless man’s pit bull puppy so badly that veterinarians had to put it down.

05/17/2015

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