Pier 80 Homeless Shelter Is OpenThe shelter, now open, is intended to be the city's response to El Nino and the heavier winter storms that have been predicted. Depending on the weather, it will operate through March or April.
Santa Rosa Will Allow Some Meeting Halls To Shelter Homeless This WinterThe Santa Rosa City Council has approved a new pilot program that would allow owners of certain types of properties to provide shelter and facilities for homeless people during the winter months.
Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted As Lake County 'Elk Fire' Consumes 450 AcresMandatory evacuations were lifted for residents near a wildfire burning in Lake County that has consumed 450 acres Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire.
2 North Bay Women Battle In Court For Beloved Tuxedo CatTwo women are battling in a Sonoma County court over which of them is the rightful owner of a tuxedo cat.
Vacant Vallejo Building Catches Fire For 2nd Time In 3 DaysVallejo fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire Thursday evening at a former school district building that was also involved in a three-alarm fire just two nights ago.
3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo Destroys Vacant School District Building Used By The HomelessThere had been concern a man may have been trapped inside the building, but all 15 displaced by the fire have been accounted for.
Documentary 'Hotel 22' Captures Life On Silicon Valley's De Facto Homeless Shelter On WheelsA new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.
'Who's Your Daddy' DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More AdoptableSome people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.
Santa Clara Co. Health Care Workers Seek Homeless Who Refuse Shelter To Bring Them Blankets, SuppliesThere's a push to get Santa Clara County's homeless in from the below-freezing cold. Health care workers are working to bring warm clothing, blankets and supplies to those who refuse to seek adequate shelter.
East Oakland Vacant Store Becomes Dumping Ground For Unwanted PetsUnwanted pets are being dumped at a vacant store in East Oakland just steps from a state-of-the-art SPCA animal shelter.
Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless KidsMore than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?
Number Of Homeless Children In Bay Area Reaches All-Time HighDespite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.