The fire started on the third floor balcony at the InnVision Villa on 11th and E. San Antonio Streets—near San Jose State’s fraternity row at about 5:37 p.m. The flames quickly spread to the roof of the structure but all forty residents were evacuated safely.
City crews in San Jose started the process of clearing out a homeless encampment near Happy Hollow Zoo on Monday morning, a process that is expected to take most of the week.
This after city officials cleared the space near Coyote Creek on Tuesday.
As winter approaches and the weather gets colder, thousands of homeless people will now be able to seek shelter at three locations in Santa Clara County.
A new texting program will aim to help homeless teens find shelter in the greater San Francisco area.
Complaints about San Francisco’s homeless shelter system have prompted Mayor Ed Lee to look at ways to change the registration process, hoping to use technology to help the homeless find a bed for the night.
No formal action came of the hearing, but for the dozens of people who spoke – almost all of them homeless – it was, at the very least, a chance to vent about things like having to travel from shelter to shelter in the hopes that a bed might be available on any given night.
Governor Jerry Brown is planning to repeal a law designed to protect shelter animals from unnecessary euthanization, but there’s a mounting effort to stop the governor.
The police raid on Wednesday that dismantled the Occupy San Francisco encampment was coupled with efforts to get the many homeless people participating in the protest into shelters.
Animal shelters in Santa Cruz are overflowing with animals, specifically dogs and puppies, and officials are trying to adopt them out before the busy breeding season begins.