Homeless

A 3-alarm fire damaged a vacant school district building in Vallejo. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo Destroys Vacant School District Building Used By The Homeless

There had been concern a man may have been trapped inside the building, but all 15 displaced by the fire have been accounted for.

21 hours ago

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Students Noticing More Homeless On SJ State’s Campus Since Jungle’s Closure

Ever since the closure of the jungle homeless encampment in San Jose the homeless have been spreading throughout the city including places like San Jose State University.

03/03/2015

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Aggressive Homeless On San Jose State University Campus Scaring Students

Students at San Jose State University say the campus has a problem with homeless that is getting out of control.

03/02/2015

A hundred porta-potties on fire at a Hayward storage facility.

100 Porta-Potties Go Up In Flames At Hayward Storage Facility

Transients may have started a one-alarm fire that spread to about 100 porta-potties at a storage facility in Hayward early Saturday morning.

02/28/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Homeless Man Acquitted Of Vandalism Charge After Throwing Skateboard At Uber Driver’s Windshield In SF

A homeless man was acquitted of all charges in a case involving an altercation late last year with an Uber driver. The jury said the man acted in self defense when he threw his skateboard into the car’s windshield.

02/23/2015

Unique York with her mother, Denise Anderson. (CBS)

20% Of Nation’s Homeless Public School Students Live In California

More than a million homeless students attend public schools in the U.S., but the highest percentage is right here in California.

02/19/2015

(Hotel 22)

Documentary ‘Hotel 22′ Captures Life On Silicon Valley’s De Facto Homeless Shelter On Wheels

A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

01/29/2015

SABRINA VILLANUEVA AVALOS

With Her Homelessness Kept Secret, Peninsula Student Now First In Her Family To Attend College

The odds were stacked against her: family health problems, homelessness. But Bay Area teen Sabrina Avalos is finding a way to overcome — and thrive.

01/26/2015

Boyd Memorial Park in downtown San Rafael (CBS)

San Rafael Temporarily Shuts Down Park Overrun By Homeless; Mayor Calls It ‘Health & Security Issue’

A neighborhood park north of downtown San Rafael has been closed for at least 30 days because officials say it’s overrun by homeless people who do drugs and commit crimes.

01/26/2015

Boyd Memorial Park

San Rafael Mayor Closes City Park To Shut Out The Homeless

Fed up with complaints about homeless people and their behavior at a popular San Rafael park, the mayor says it’s time to shut it down.

01/23/2015

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