Question of Homeless Access to Public Streets, Parks May Soon Reach Supreme CourtDoes someone have a constitutional right to sleep on a sidewalk? What about in a city park? Following a hearing on Friday, those questions could soon be taken up by the Supreme Court.
Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from SpaceA mile-long stretch of homeless people living in tents and their attendant trash in Santa Clara County has grown so large, the encampments are visible by satellite.
Santa Rosa Presses On With Plan To Remove Homeless EncampmentsLike so many Bay Area cities, Santa Santa Rosa is grappling with more and more people living on the streets. Amid protests, the city has cleared several homeless encampments. Now more are slated for July.
New Law Limits Authorities' Options in Santa Cruz Homeless Camp CleanupA homeless encampment off of Highway 1 as it enters Santa Cruz has exploded in size in the past few weeks and law enforcement can't legally kick squatters off the property, a Santa Cruz city spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
Judge Upholds Oakland's Approach To Closing Homeless EncampmentA federal judge Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order and denied, on constitutional grounds, an injunction intended to stop the city of Oakland from closing a homeless encampment on public property in East Oakland, according to city officials.
San Jose Funds Program To Pay Homeless To Clean Up Trash HotspotsSan Jose has teamed up with the Downtown Streets Team and Goodwill to offer homeless people jobs cleaning up trash and debris at "hotspots" near freeways in the city.
Homeless In Lake Merritt Encampments Resist Plans For RelocationPeople who live in four Oakland encampments around Lake Merritt were prepared to resist a planned move by city officials Wednesday, but as it turned out the relocation did not happen.
Spike In San Jose Grass Fires Attributed To Homeless EncampmentsA sharp increase in grass fires in San Jose has resulted in firefighters tracking what’s been determined to be the common link: homeless encampments.
Boulders Placed Along Busy San Francisco Interchange To Deter HomelessSan Francisco is working to keep clear a popular camping spot for the homeless by having crews place huge boulders on areas under the Highway 101 interchange at Cesar Chavez St.
Suspect Arrested For Machete Attacks At Monterey County Homeless EncampmentA man who allegedly attacked people with a machete at homeless encampments near Pajaro River was arrested in Monterey County.
Crews Clear Another Homeless Encampment In San JoseCity 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.