Homeless

Richmond police patrol car. 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

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

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