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A goat eats away at a tree. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Goats Used To Drive Out Homeless From San Rafael Encampment Plagued By Grass Fires

San Rafael is using goats to help clean out a piece of land plagued by brush fires and homeless campers.

07/24/2014

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BART Police Begin Cracking Down On Homeless Sleeping, Lying Down Inside Stations

BART police have begun enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying down or sitting with legs extended at Powell Street Station Monday with plans to expand the ordinance to all BART stations, prompting many homeless people to move elsewhere.

07/22/2014

Homeless Camp

Berkeley Removes Homeless Camp, Tents Reemerge Soon After

The City of Berkeley cleared out a homeless encampment of about a dozen people on Friday, following complaints about rotting food, animal waste, and rats. But moments after police left, some of the tents popped up nearby.

07/18/2014

San Francisco recycling center is closing its doors.

Protesters Fight Against Eviction Of San Francisco’s Last Non-Profit Recycling Center

Protesters briefly gathered this morning to voice their opposition to the eviction of San Francisco’s last non-profit recycling centers.

07/16/2014

Tenderloin Pit Stop (photo courtesy SFPD Tenderloin Station)

San Francisco Rolls Out Portable Bathroom Program In Tenderloin To Curtail Human Waste On Streets

In an effort to reduce the amount of human and animal excrement on the city’s streets, the San Francisco’s Department of Public Works will be begin a six-month pilot program on Tuesday that provide three portable bathrooms in the Tenderloin.

07/15/2014

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Richmond on April 8, 2014. (CBS)

Homeless Richmond Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman Who Gave Him Money

A homeless man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who gave him money in Richmond earlier this month has been charged with a slew of felonies including rape by force, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

07/14/2014

A homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate 80 in Berkeley. (CBS)

Berkeley Backtracks On Plans To Break Up Homeless Encampment Under I-80 Overpass

City of Berkeley officials Thusday at least temporarily called off their threat to remove property at a homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate Highway 80, saying some of the people who lived there have been able to find housing elsewhere.

07/10/2014

A homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate 80 in Berkeley. (CBS)

Berkeley To Break Up Homeless Encampment Under Highway 80 Overpass, Calling It ‘Public Nuisance’

City of Berkeley officials say they will remove property at a homeless encampment under the Gilman Street overpass adjacent to Interstate Highway 80 next Tuesday because they consider the site to be a public nuisance.

07/10/2014

San Jose's largest homeless encampment, The Jungle (photo courtesy housing1000sv.org)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Bringing Medical Care To San Jose’s Largest Homeless Encampment

Residents of The Jungle, San Jose’s largest homeless encampment, have recently received on-site medical care after the county moved a mobile clinic to the site.

07/08/2014

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Welcome To ‘The Jungle,’ San Jose’s Rapidly-Growing Homeless Encampment

While Silicon Valley is known for its high tech entrepreneurs who are making millions of dollars, the latest numbers show that the homeless population in San Jose has grown by about 20 percent since 2011. That increase is visibly evident in an area known as “The Jungle”—arguably the largest homeless encampment in the nation.

07/07/2014

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