Twitter Announces Partnership With San Francisco Non-Profit To Teach Tech Skills To Low-Income Families
Twitter is joining forces with a San Francisco non-profit organization to teach tech skills to local homeless and low-income families.
Homeless people were camping in an area where up to 100 recycling bins burned Wednesday afternoon near the University Avenue off-ramp from Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley, but it remains unclear how the fire started, the city’s acting fire chief said Thursday.
A San Francisco Supervisors’ committee held another hearing Wednesday on homelessness; the same week the full board approved $1.4 million for the city’s homeless outreach.
San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.
A group of anti-eviction activists who say gentrification is dramatically changing San Francisco have mapped evictions in the city over nearly two decades to “de-isolate” the eviction phenomenon and raise awareness about what neighborhoods are turning over.
Investigators say that an explosion near the railroad tracks in San Leandro Wednesday may have been the result of someone trying to make hash oil, eventually setting off a butane gas fire.
A new idea is taking shape in San Jose to help the down and out get out of tents and doorways and into more sturdy shelters. The idea involves building new neighborhoods for the homeless with shed-sized buildings.
San Rafael is exploring whether it should emulate a plan used by the city of Albany to reduce the number of homeless people in the city by paying them to move.
People living on a former landfill known as the Albany Bulb will have to move out by Friday as part of a settlement with the city of Albany.
Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive Spending
San Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.