Homelessness

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, at podium, surrounded by city officials and LA Sanitation and Environment employees, addresses the city's homelessness problem at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The two-term Democrat who not long ago flirted with a presidential run has been besieged by complaints about homeless encampments that have gotten so widespread he's facing a potential recall campaign. The low-key mayor who in 2016 helped convince voters to borrow $1.2 billion to construct housing for the homeless has found himself forced to explain why the problems have only gotten worse. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 19, 2019 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it. The two-term Democrat who not long ago flirted with a presidential run has been besieged by complaints about homeless encampments that have gotten so widespread he's facing a potential recall...
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In a Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, Sonja Houston expressed dismay that someone dumped a large pile of trash in her yard to Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas, who was going door-to-door in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood. Quinton faces Jolie Justus in the mayoral election Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 10:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial...
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In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo a child rides her scooter past a homeless person covered under a blanket in Santa Monica, Calif. The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to a total of 58,936. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority presented the results of January's annual count to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 4. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 04, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to nearly 59,000, with more young and old residents and families on the streets, officials said Tuesday. The majority of the homeless were found within the city of Los Angeles, which saw...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco police officers wait while homeless people collect their belongings in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors consider legislation Tuesday, June 4, 2019, allowing the city to force mentally ill drug addicts into housing and treatment for up to a year. Mayor London Breed says it's inhumane to let addicts languish on the streets, but homeless advocates say the measure is extreme and a violation of civil rights. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights. Several members of the Board of Supervisors voiced deep...
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A homeless encampment near the Guadalupe River in San Jose on June 3, 2019.
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Matt Bigler
June 04, 2019 - 2:16 pm
The cabin tents and shower trailers at San Jose's innovative and now-defunct homeless encampment Hope Village are long gone, but some transients have begun returning to the location three months after it was shut down .
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A homeless man sleeps in the park on December 10, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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Tim Ryan
June 04, 2019 - 8:55 am
A controversial program to force mentally ill and homeless people in San Francisco into involuntary treatment is up for a vote on Tuesday and appears ready for adoption.
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A cleaning crew sweeps up in front of LAPD Central Community Police Station in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The union that represents the LAPD is demanding a cleanup of homeless encampments in the city after one detective who works downtown was diagnosed with typhoid fever and two others are showing similar symptoms. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 30, 2019 - 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police detective has been diagnosed with typhoid fever, a rare illness typically spread through contaminated food or water, and at least five other officers who work in the same station are showing symptoms, union officials said Thursday. The six officers work in...
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KCBS Radio/Matt Bigler
Matt Bigler
May 17, 2019 - 10:38 am
San Jose's homeless population is growing.
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. A key federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco area counties over two years. In San Francisco, the number of homeless people jumped 17% to more than 8,000 in 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland...
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safeway sj
KCBS Radio/Matt Bigler
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2019 - 10:33 am
Bad news for folks living in downtown San Jose — a major grocery store is pulling up stakes.
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