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.
Almost 30 homeless people were kicked out of the building, which police said they had occupied for at least eight months.
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.
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.
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.
Kelley Park was cleared of trash and debris as it has been site of a homeless encampment for years.
After months of complaints from neighbors, San Jose officials served eviction notices on more than a dozen squatters who have taken over Kelley Park.
Contra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.
Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm fire in an apparently vacant Martinez home on Monday night, a fire dispatcher said.
Residents in some areas of San Jose are concerned as they say squatters have become increasingly bold.