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"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

Homeless man in San Francisco holds up sign made for him by social entrepreneur Anthony Bustos.
(Credit Anthony Bustos)

Homeless In San Francisco Get Marketing Makeover, Clever Signs Increase Panhandling Donations, Amuse Drivers

“Someone Thinks You’re Sexy” and “Hogwarts Or Bust” are among the signs San Francisco’s homeless are now holding thanks to social entrepreneur Anthony Bustos’ single-handed panhandling marketing program.

07/03/2014

Lava Mae shower bus.

San Francisco Shower Bus Gives Homeless A Place To Get Clean

Doniece Sandoval came up with the idea of converting old Muni buses into showers for the homeless. Each bus has two complete bathrooms with a shower, sink, toilet and changing room.

06/21/2014

Runaway San Francisco Jail Inmate Timothy Midgett found at St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter

Runaway San Francisco Jail Inmate Found At Local Homeless Shelter

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail earlier this month was located tonight at a San Francisco homeless shelter and taken into custody, the sheriff’s chief deputy said tonight.

06/18/2014

A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sleeping Homeless Man Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver In SF SoMa

A man who was allegedly driving under the influence struck and killed a sleeping homeless man in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Saturday morning.

06/15/2014

Pensioner Bill Francis cleans out his storage locker at Central Storage in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose’s Homeless Depending On Storage Lockers For Shelter, Survival

A storage locker in downtown San Jose is the closest thing some people have to a home.

06/13/2014

Kristie Fairchild is this week's Jefferson Award winner. (CBS SF)

Jefferson Award Winner Works With San Francisco’s Homeless To Build A Strong Community

This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a local artist who has always been inspired by the possibilities in creating art. But when Kristie Fairchild brought that same vision to her work with the homeless, she helped hundreds of people realize their own possibilities.

06/11/2014

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Homeless Man Found Stabbed Near Embarcadero Muni Platform

A homeless man was found injured on a San Francisco Municipal Railway platform after being stabbed nearby, a police spokeswoman said.

06/04/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Would Include Nearly $100 Million In Affordability Measures

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new budget to the Board of Supervisors, which includes nearly $100 million in funds to help make the city more affordable.

06/02/2014

Homeless Encampment located near King Street off-ramp (CBS SF)

Advocates Call On SF Supervisors To Help Growing LGBT Homeless Youth Population

Advocates for San Francisco’s LGBT homeless youth were at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday to ask for more housing and support services.

05/28/2014

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