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