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Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness

San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.

04/30/2014

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

Time-Lapse Map Illustrates Explosion Of Evictions In San Francisco

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.

04/30/2014

Investigators on the scene of a San Leandro explosion and fire. (CBS)

Hash Oil Lab May Have Caused San Leandro Homeless Encampment Explosion

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.

04/30/2014

A shed similar to this one could be used to help house the homeless in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Leaders Look To Build ‘Pods,’ ‘Microhouses’ To Shelter The Homeless

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.

04/29/2014

homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

San Rafael To Explore Whether It Should Pay Homeless To Relocate

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.

04/28/2014

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

Albany To Pay 28 Homeless People $3,000 Each To Leave The Bulb

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.

04/23/2014

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

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.

04/21/2014

San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

Man Arrested In San Jose Fire That Destroyed Former KNTV Building; Cadaver Dogs Search Rubble

A man has been arrested and faces charges of felony arson and first degree burglary, on suspicion of setting the five-alarm fire in downtown San Jose.

04/16/2014

A view of the charred remains of a building that used to house the KNTV news studios at Park Ave and Montgomery St. in San Jose. (CBS)

Homeless Squatters Occupied Former San Jose TV Station That Caught On Fire; 1 Reported Missing

A man who was among the homeless squatters occupying a building in downtown San Jose that was once the former home of the KNTV news station says a relative may have died in the fire.

04/14/2014

(Clockwise from upper left) Anthony Fernandez, Joshua Mauricio, Alejandro Sandoval, Julio Ibarra, Brallan Villegas (Campbell Police Dept.)

5 Arrested For Murder After Gang Attack On Homeless Man In Campbell Results In Attacker’s Death

Five people have been arrested for murder after an attack on a homeless man in Campbell resulted in the death of one of the attackers, police said Wednesday.

04/02/2014

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