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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

(CBS SF)

Homeless People Hired To Serve As Guides In Santa Clara County Census Count Of Others Without Homes

The 2013 census found more than 7,600 people living without shelter in Silicon Valley. A new homeless count will be conducted next week to get the latest numbers, with some homeless people serving as guides.

01/20/2015

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Escaped Jail Inmate Missing For Over 2 Weeks Found At Homeless Encampment Near Rohnert Park

A minimum-security jail inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Rosa earlier this week has been located and arrested, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

01/15/2015

A trap rigged at an abandoned San Jose homeless encampment. (San Jose Police Dept.)

Firefighter Falls Into ‘Booby-Trap’ Rigged With Sharpened Sticks At San Jose Homeless Encampment

A firefighter narrowly escaped a serious injury Sunday when he fell in a pit rigged with sharpened tree branches at an abandoned San Jose homeless encampment over the weekend.

01/13/2015

Kashkari Sleeping

San Francisco Opens Waiting List For Nearly 200 Housing Units To Homeless Applicants

San Francisco’s Housing Authority is opening their waiting list for nearly 200 units to become available to the homeless for the first time in five years. The deadline to apply is by Sunday, but they must do so online.

01/13/2015

Keys Security Lock Home House Key

Former Estate Of Donner Party Survivor Turned Into $30M SJ Development For Low Income, Homeless

A $30 million housing complex broke ground in San Jose Friday, where 20 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless and low income, putting them right alongside some of Silicon Valley’s highest paid workers.

01/09/2015

Human skull spotted among the possessions of a man in an Oakland homeless encampment. (CBS)

Caltrans Workers Startled To Find Human Skull In Oakland Homeless Encampment

CalTrans workers were scratching their heads when they spotted a man in a West Oakland homeless camp carrying around a human skull.

01/08/2015

(CBS SF)

New ‘Jungle’ Homeless Camp Along San Jose Railroad Tracks Surprises Local Recycling Company

Silicon Valley’s fastest growing homeless encampment nestled along the railroad tracks near downtown San Jose off Phelan Ave. has grown to about 30 tents.

01/07/2015

People line up to receive a free meal at the St. Anthony foundation dining room in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Housing Authority To Open Public Housing Waiting List For First Time In 6 Years

Beginning January 13, homeless San Francisco residents will be able to place their names on the public housing waiting list.

01/02/2015

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