The arrival of Twitter and other tech companies in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district is pushing many homeless people into adjacent neighborhoods.
More than 50 people are taking part in a three-day march focusing on the polarization of wealth in Silicon Valley.
San Francisco City Hall was the scene of a protest Thursday by homeless families who want Mayor Ed Lee to do more to help get people off the streets and into housing.
While the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.
San Jose plans to remove a huge homeless encampment has mushroomed in a grassy field near downtown San Jose right under the airport flight path, city officials said Wednesday.
An opponent of Berkeley’s failed sit-lie ban, Measure S, has proposed that the city create a working group to investigate the root causes of homelessness in Berkeley and devise a comprehensive strategy to address the problem.
Benches originally installed in Harvey Milk Plaza to encourage people to gather and create community in the Castro District were removed Friday to discourage a small number of homeless nomads who regularly slept there, city officials said.
A Marin County town is pushing the State Legislature to adopt a “Homeless Bill of Rights” similar to the one recently adopted in Rhode Island, according to San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch.
Several clean-ups of homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River and other San Jose creeks over the summer have done little to discourage illegal camping in the city’s watersheds, prompting the city to re-evaluate how it deals with homelessness, officials said.
San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is encouraging residents to participate in the Season of Giving so that the less fortunate don’t suffer this Thanksgiving.