Homeless

(CBS SF)

San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In Cars

Nearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.

10/03/2014

(CBSSF)

Man Leads Mule Train Down Busy San Pablo Avenue In El Cerrito

Being “homeless” in the Bay Area doesn’t mean being without pets, from dogs, cats, even parrots, but when a modern-day nomad took to the streets of El Cerrito with a mule train in tow, it turned a few heads, although law enforcement turned a blind (or blindered?) eye to the spectacle.

09/19/2014

homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

San Rafael Mayor Looks To End Cheap Alcohol Access For City’s Homeless

After hearing complaints of drunk homeless people loitering on downtown streets, Mayor Gary Phillips wants liquor stores to stop carrying low-end vodka and malt liquors. He says the high-alcohol content beverages are often targeted at addicts the homeless and teens.

09/18/2014

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.

Homeless Camps, RV’s Roll Into Potrero Hill Neighborhood To Avoid Ban On Large Vehicles

Anger is growing in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood as homeless camps and trash-filled RV’s invade the streets.

09/09/2014

Sergio Zepeda

Missing 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Found Safe In San Jose Homeless Camp

The San Jose Police Department has located a 6-year-old boy who went missing Saturday morning.

09/07/2014

A brush fire burns in Vallejo. (CBS)

Grass Fire Burns Near Homes In Vallejo; Highway Connector Closed

A large grass fire was burning near homes and highways in Vallejo Wednesday afternoon.

08/27/2014

People lined up to receive an array of services provided by Project Homeless Connect at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Project Homeless Connect Sets Up ‘One-Stop Shop’; Offers Medical Care At Bill Graham Civic

San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect, now in its 10th year – offered “one-stop-shop” services for the homeless at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

08/20/2014

Big Sur, CA (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting Big Sur Wildfire With Cigarette

A transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.

08/12/2014

Dreamcatcher House

Oakland DreamCatcher Homeless Shelter For Teenagers Slated To Close As Landlord Seeks To Sell Property

The only place in Alameda County where homeless teenagers can find a bed to sleep at night is on the verge of closing if something doesn’t change fast.

08/08/2014

Marilyn Hartman. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Serial Stowaway Arrested Again At LAX, One Day After Her Release From Jail

A woman who snuck onto a plane at Mineta San Jose International Airport, flew to Los Angeles and was arrested shortly after said she “wouldn’t dare” do it again. One day after her release from jail, she reneged on her vow.

08/07/2014

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