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.
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.
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.
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.