California homeless crisis

Eyeanna Johnson and Aki Young at a press conference Wednesday morning detailing their allegations.
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Jeffrey Schaub
April 29, 2020 - 3:39 pm
Neighborhood groups are outraged as two community volunteers allege they were pulled over and harassed by police officers while helping homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Homeless Residents Tap into Electricity from Closed Businesses Due to Shelter in Place
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Matt Bigler
April 20, 2020 - 9:52 am
With so many homeless residents sheltering in place from their tents, there have been growing reports of transients illegally tapping into electricity around homes and businesses.
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A view of San Jose.
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Jeffrey Schaub
April 20, 2020 - 9:07 am
Santa Clara County officials charged with finding shelter for the homeless people they consider to be "most at risk” from contracting the coronavirus have said they are making steady progress on moving those people into hotels and motels, however, assisting the vast majority of the county’s...
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Melissa Culross
April 07, 2020 - 9:21 pm
Several San Francisco Supervisors are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to getting the homeless off the streets and into hotel rooms to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Saying the city has been moving too slowly, several members of the board have announced emergency legislation to get...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California Department of Public Health on February 27, 2020 in Sacramento.
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Kathy Novak
April 03, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is looking to acquire up to 15,000 hotel rooms for the homeless as the state begins to see coronavirus cases among the homeless population.
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avin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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All News KCBS Radio
March 18, 2020 - 11:37 am
Governor Newsom on Tuesday said he’s putting the California National Guard on alert for humanitarian missions across the state for duties such as food distribution and supply line assurance.
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Solar panels power "Here There" homeless community in Berkeley
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Matt Bigler
March 12, 2020 - 5:00 am
Homeless encampments are turning to solar panels to get electricity and that is due, in part, to the secondhand market for solar equipment in the Bay Area at places like the Urban Ore salvage yard in Berkeley.
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A homeless camp along 12th Street in Oakland has many residents who have tapped into light poles and other sources of electricity.
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Matt Bigler
March 09, 2020 - 7:17 am
As homeless encampments continue to grow in the Bay Area, so too are incidents of street light tampering where people plug illegally into power.
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