Homelessness

A view of the Embarcadero, Ferry Building and Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
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Holly Quan
April 16, 2019 - 9:22 am
Plans for a 200-bed shelter for homeless people along the Embarcadero have been reduced after the initial proposal provoked intense opposition from neighborhood residents.
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent helps migrants out of a van at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Las Cruces, N.M. The U.S. Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, April 13, 2019 prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items. The migrants were being temporarily housed at a homeless shelter, a city recreation center and a campus of social service agencies. (Blake Gumprecht/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 6:05 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek...
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FILE- In this March 8, 2019 file photo, Johnny Bobbitt, left, looks on as his attorney John Keesler and Assistant Prosecutor Andrew McDonnell, right, talk while appearing before Superior Court Judge Christopher Garrenger at the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J. Bobbitt, who pleaded guilty to taking part in a $400,000 GoFundMe scam with a New Jersey couple, will face sentencing on Friday, April 12. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 8:12 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is being sentenced Friday. Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. He has been accepted...
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Matt Bigler
April 10, 2019 - 10:25 pm
The Bay Area's homeless crisis is among the worst in the country, according to a new report that found there are more than 28,000 transient people in the region.
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HIV virus
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Jenna Lane
April 06, 2019 - 5:30 am
San Francisco is on its way to becoming the first city to eliminate all new HIV infections. But obstacles remain, among them the city's well-documented homeless problem.
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This April 1, 2019 photo shows Che Smith, better known as Rhymefest, posing for a portrait at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York. Smith appears in the film “The Public,” a drama about homeless people who refuse to leave a Cincinnati public library during the brutal winter. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio Estevez's mom saw the songwriter's documentary about reconnecting with his long-lost father, who had been homeless for decades. Estevez's mom watched Rhymefest's 2015 doc "...
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A proposal to build a navigation center, like this one, to provide homeless services on the Embarcadero in San Francisco has stirred up strong opinions in support and opposition.
SAFER Embarcadero For ALL/GoFundMe
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
March 29, 2019 - 2:34 pm
A tit-for-tat online fundraising spree is putting a San Francisco homeless shelter’s future into question.
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A displaced mother and child, victims of Cyclone Idai, sleep under a mosquito net at the Samora Machel Secondary School which is being used to house victims of the floods in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday March 24, 2019. The death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the cyclone storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe)
March 25, 2019 - 5:54 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly as she recounted the panic of opening her...
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Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide weep as they hear news on the decision of the UN appeals judges on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 20, 2019 - 9:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer for Radovan Karadzic says a United Nation court's decision to sentence the wartime Bosnian leader to life...
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Margie Shafer
March 19, 2019 - 6:08 pm
In a sign of evolving attitudes about the criminal justice system, the city's Health Commission unanimously declared that "incarceration is a public health issue."
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