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People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Believe Woman Found Dead In Palo Alto Park Was Homeless

A woman believed to be homeless was found dead in a Palo Alto park Saturday morning. Her death comes about 3 weeks after 4 homeless people in Santa Clara County succumbed to hypothermia during a cold snap.

12/21/2013

Homeless encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport. (CBS)

4 South Bay Homeless Men Killed In Cold Snap Identified

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office on Monday released the identities of four homeless men who died over a week’s time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga.

12/09/2013

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

San Francisco Main Library Adds Security, Custodians To Address Homeless Issue

Officials with San Francisco’s Main Library at Civic Center Plaza said they have been making headway in tackling problems involving some of the city’s homeless, who use the facility every day.

12/09/2013

Homeless encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport. (CBS)

Homeless Urged To Enter Cold-Weather Shelters After South Bay Deaths

After the death of four homeless men in Santa Clara County last week, Emergency shelters increased the number of available spaces—in some cases there are people sleeping on mats in halls and walkways.

12/09/2013

Homeless encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport. (CBS)

4 Homeless People Die From Exposure To Cold In South Bay Encampments

Four homeless people have died in Santa Clara County due to exposure to cold weather conditions, the county medical examiner’s office announced Friday.

12/06/2013

homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

Marin County Aiming To Build New Year-Round Homeless Shelter

Shelters, mostly run by churches in the county, are struggling to provide help.

12/04/2013

A man sleeps on the VTA 22 bus. (CBS)

Silicon Valley’s Homeless Turning To Public Transit For Shelter

Known as “Hotel 22″, the Valley Transportation Authority’s 22 bus operates 24 hours a day between the Eastridge Mall and Palo Alto, some of the most valuable real estate in the country. For many, a night spent circling the South Bay on the bus is the best option to keep out of danger.

12/03/2013

A large homeless encampment under the King Street connector to Interstate 280 in San Francisco is being cleared out, although many of the displaced said they plan to return.

Bay Area Homeless Shelters Ready For Cold Snap

As a cold snap that reached the Bay Area this week was bringing freezing temperatures, homeless cold-weather shelters were making beds and meals available to those living on the streets.

12/03/2013

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Santa Clara County Shelters Open To Help Homeless Keep Warm

A non-profit group began offering 275 shelter beds Monday for the homeless during the cold weather season in Santa Clara County, which has one of the highest homeless populations in the country, a spokeswoman said.

12/02/2013

Compass Family Services needs volunteers for their annual Christmas party serving the San Francisco homeless. (Compass-SF.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Needs Volunteer ‘Santas’

A San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless is looking for volunteers to ‘play Santa’ for more than 450 needy families.

12/01/2013

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