Oakland Hit With Lawsuit Over Failure To Clean Up Homeless Campseveral groups have filed a lawsuit against the City of Oakland for failing to enforce a policy requiring the city to clean up homeless encampments and move residents into housing.
Concern Grows Over Increasing Number Of Oakland Homeless Encampment FiresFirefighters quickly gained control of a blaze racing through a homeless encampment Friday night outside the Webster Tube -- the third major fire in an encampment in Oakland this week.
Oakland Non-Profit Launches Pilot Program to Pay Homeless to Fight BlightA non-profit organization in Oakland is enacting a pilot program to manage homeless encampments by paying campers for their belongings.
San Jose 'Cash For Trash' Program To Pay Homeless People To Clean Up EncampmentsSan Jose launched a "Cash for Trash" pilot program Thursday that will pay homeless residents for picking up trash and cleaning homeless encampments in the city.
'This Is Related To Elections' - Homeless Advocates Question Oakland's Timing On Encampment CrackdownCities across the Bay Area have taken or plan to take action to clean up homeless encampments. But homeless advocates say the timing of all of this is a bit peculiar.
San Jose Sees Spike In Fires At Homeless EncampmentsAs wildfires rage in Northern California, neighbors in San Jose are growing increasingly worried about fires caused by homeless residents.
SJ Considers Creating $3 Million Fund To Clean Up Increasing Trash, Blight On City StreetsSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and several councilmembers on Monday announced a proposal for $3 million in extra funding to address an increase in trash and blight in the city's streets.
Officials Push To Improve Image Of San Jose's Guadalupe River ParkGuadalupe River Park in downtown San Jose was once considered a showplace of the city's park system, but it has deteriorated to become a place most residents avoid.
Homeless Encampments Under Santa Rosa Freeway Overpasses Set To Be ClearedOfficials in Santa Rosa on Tuesday prepared to move forward with the clearing out of multiple homeless encampments under Highway 101.
Sonoma Sheriff's Video Shows Rats Overrun Hiking Trail by Homeless CampNew aerial infrared video footage released by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office shows rats drawn to the county's largest homeless encampment scurrying along a popular recreational trail between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.
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.