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Vacant Oakland Building Occupied By Political Activists Burns In Fire

An apparently vacant home and store that burned near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland early this morning had been used by political activists for squatting, meetings and events for years, fire officials said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

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.)

Cadaver Dogs Comb San Jose Fire Site In Arson Investigation

Arson investigators with specially trained dogs resumed the search Thursday for possible human remains in the debris of a burned-down building near downtown San Jose.

04/17/2014

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

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Firefighter Hurt By Explosion Inside Burning San Jose Home

A firefighter suffered minor burns in an explosion at a house fire in San Jose on Wednesday night, according to a fire captain.

11/07/2013

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2 Arrested In Alleged ID Theft, Squatting At Walnut Creek Home

A man and woman were arrested for allegedly squatting in an unoccupied Walnut Creek home after stealing the identity of the former owner to create a fake lease, police said Friday.

07/19/2013

Police respond to Mary Ward Hall on the San Francisco State University campus after reports of unauthorized people in the dorm on May 16, 2013. (CBS)

Group Evicted In SFSU Scuffle Connected To Squatters Evicted From Church

A group involved in a scuffle with San Francisco State University police Thursday night was part of a squatter’s collective that was evicted from an abandoned church in the city earlier this week, according to a statement from a member of the group.

05/17/2013

A view inside the building on Broad St. in San Francisco after police evicted dozens of homeless squatters. (CBS)

Homeless Squatters Removed From SF Oceanview Building

Almost 30 homeless people were kicked out of the building, which police said they had occupied for at least eight months.

05/15/2013

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Foreclosed Vallejo Home Haunts Former Owner After Squatters Move In

Most homeowners believe that handing the keys over to the bank is the final step in the foreclosure process, but for one Vallejo man, it was just the beginning of a legal tug-of-war with one of the largest financial institutions in the country.

02/23/2013

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San Jose Struggles To Control Homeless Encampments Along Waterways

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.

09/06/2012

The Manteca goodwill store. (CBS)

Squatters Camp Out, Smoke Pot On Roof Of Manteca Goodwill

It’s a discovery that’s got people dumbfounded. A homeless hangout was found on the roof of a Goodwill store, complete with a TV hook up and cookware.

08/09/2012

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