Homeless

Mountain View Deals With Hundreds Of RVs Parking On City Streets
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Matt Bigler
June 11, 2019 - 8:01 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW - This Silicon Valley city is considering doing what several other Bay Area communities have already done : ban overnight RV parking. On Tuesday, the city council will consider making it illegal for any vehicle that dumps sewage to park on city streets. But some legal activists are...
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Charles, a homeless man in San Francisco, turned down an offer to sleep on a cot in a soup kitchen while wildfire smoke  lingered over the city.
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Doug Sovern
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
San Francisco billionaire Marc Benioff is making another large gift to UCSF, this time to help end homelessness, not just here in the Bay Area, but across the country. In this exclusive report, KCBS Radio Reporter Doug Sovern has the details of the new research program the CEO of Salesforce is...
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The city hall annex in San Jose.
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Matt Bigler
March 26, 2019 - 10:57 am
A plan to house the homeless at San Jose's Old City Hall Annex was rejected last year by Santa Clara County officials. Now, there's talk of putting supportive housing at that site, rather than giving the land over for use as a parking lot.
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The Valley Transportation Authority may eliminate its only bus offering overnight service, the 22 line.
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Mike Colgan
March 08, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Citing the need to cut costs, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is proposing to put the brakes on its only 24-hour bus route, which de facto doubles as an overnight shelter for people who are homeless.
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Margie Shafer
February 09, 2019 - 8:30 am
In a reflection of just how dire the state’s housing crisis has become for its young residents, a Palo Alto legislator has proposed allowing community college students to sleep overnight in their cars in school parking lots.
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Burned garage at 72 Liebig, San Francisco January 16 2019
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KCBS Radio Morning News
January 16, 2019 - 6:55 am
Firefighters faced a chaotic scene when flames erupted Wednesday morning at a home in San Francisco's Outer Mission district.
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Winter Clothing Drive for Larkin Street Youth Services on Giving Tuesday (Photo credit: Alaska Airlines)
(Photo credit: Alaska Airlines)
December 04, 2018 - 1:00 am
A Winter Clothing Drive for Larkin Street Youth Services was held at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square in San Francisco receiving everything from jackets, gloves, hats and to socks. But more is always welcome...
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Holly Quan
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 06, 2018 - 7:42 am
A sprawling homeless encampment near Interstate 880 and High Street in Oakland is frustrating nearby businesses large and small. People in tents, shanties and RV's are living along Alameda Avenue and on a pie-shaped piece of land abutting the Home Depot store parking lot.
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Homeless Encampment
Homeless Encampment (Photo credit: Matt Bigler/KCBS)
Carrie Hodousek
October 26, 2018 - 10:05 am
San Jose will pay people living on the streets to help keep them clean in a program set to launch next month.
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Hope Village is a homeless camp in San Jose offering new tents, showers, storage lockers and other ameniteis.
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Matt Bigler
September 11, 2018 - 5:41 pm
A new style of homeless encampment popped up last Saturday in San Jose offering a wider array of amenities, but the highway patrol is already threatening to shut it down.
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