Audit Finds Oakland Not Adequately Prepared To Deal With Rise Of Homeless EncampmentsAn audit of homeless services in Oakland found that a team charged with closing and cleaning homeless encampments was not adequately prepared to deal with the problem and lacked an efficient strategy for dealing with the growth of the camps.
Public Defender: Attack on Elderly Asian Woman in San Francisco Not Racially MotivatedNewly-released surveillance video shows that a beating suspect was himself a victim of assault moments before he allegedly attacked an elderly Asian woman in San Francisco
Fremont Firefighters Extinguish 1-Alarm Blaze at Vacant ChurchThe vacant former Redeemer Church burned Sunday afternoon but firefighters prevented the blaze from extending to nearby homes.
Project Home: 'Flex Pool' Program Matches Homeless San Franciscans to Vacant ApartmentsThroughout the pandemic San Francisco has seen an increase in vacant apartments, now people experiencing homelessness are being placed into those empty units.
Report: San Francisco Homeless Struggle To Access Enough Water For SurvivalSan Francisco's homeless residents struggle to access enough water to live and stay healthy, according to a grim report released Tuesday by the nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness.
Petaluma Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Transient With Bamboo StickPolice arrested a 34-year-old man suspected of hitting an elderly Petaluma man with a large bamboo stick last week.
Homeless-Aid Volunteer Says San Jose Church Stabbing Won't Deter HimA victim of a brutal attack by a homeless man is not letting that deter him from helping the homeless community.
San Francisco Pays $16 Million to House Homeless in TentsSan Francisco is paying $16.1 million to feed and house people in tent villages as the city struggles with a swelling homeless population.
Project Home: Advocates Seek 10-Year Policy Plan To Address California Housing CrisisMore than 100 housing bills have been introduced so far in the California legislature this year, an about face from 2020 where housing took a backseat to the pandemic.
State Auditor: California Should Track Homeless Spending, Set PolicyThe office of state auditor Elaine Howle said that the state continues to have the largest homeless population in the nation “likely in part because its approach to addressing homelessness has been disjointed."
Homeless Man Arrested in Brutal Abuse of Pet Tortoise at San Jose PreschoolA homeless man was arrested Saturday in San Jose, charged with vandalism and animal abuse for allegedly beating and stabbing a pet tortoise at a preschool.
Homeless Man Who Allegedly Hurled Concrete at Car on Hwy 101 Charged With Attempted MurderA 37-year-old transient has been charged with attempted murder for throwing a chunk of concrete at a car on Highway 101 in Redwood City that seriously injured a man inside Sunday afternoon.
Project Home: Amid California Homelessness Crisis, Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Fund ProgramsA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by create a permanent funding stream for homeless programs.
Local Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Homelessness in New Streaming SeriesDon Hardy, an East Bay filmmaker, is tackling a timely topic of particular concern to Northern Californians: homelessness.
Homeless Man Gets Just Reward After Returning Mill Valley Woman's Lost WalletA recent good deed by a homeless man in the North Bay set off a chain reaction of kindness that is now helping turn his life around.