Homelessness

A homeless man sits on the sidewalk on May 17, 2019 in San Francisco.
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AP News
February 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California justice department on September 18, 2019 in Sacramento.
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Jim Taylor
February 19, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Governor Gavin Newsom gave his second State of the State Address Wednesday, focusing primarily on the state's homeless crisis.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
February 19, 2020 - 12:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in his second State of the State address. He took the unusual step of devoting most of the annual speech to just...
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File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 28, 2020 - 2:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco official tasked with keeping the streets clean has been charged with public corruption in schemes that include offering a bribe for space at San Francisco International Airport, providing inside information to a friend seeking permits to build homeless...
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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)
January 23, 2020 - 6:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in...
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SF Mayor London Breed Announces City On Track To Meet 1,000 Shelter Bed Goal
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Carrie Hodousek
January 15, 2020 - 4:14 pm
San Francisco officials announced plans to open another navigation center in the city. The new site will include 200 shelter beds, which is enough to surpasss Mayor London Breed’s goal of opening 1,000 beds by the end of 2020.
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Mountain View Deals With Hundreds Of RVs Parking On City Streets
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Jennifer Hodges
January 15, 2020 - 1:27 pm
The number of homeless people in the South Bay who are living out of their cars is skyrocketing, so Santa Clara County supervisors want to open more lots where people can safely reside for the night.
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There was recently a fire in the sprawling homeless camp on the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa, raising safety fears among neighbors in early 2020.
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Bob Butler
January 15, 2020 - 10:51 am
Sonoma County officials are moving forward with plans for a temporary shelter to house dozens of homeless people currently living in a large encampment that has overtaken the popular Joe Rodota Trail.
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A homeless encampment near a Home Depot in Oakland on July 23, 2019.
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Holly Quan
January 14, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Governor Gavin Newsom is now suggesting that cities and counties solve homelessness in their areas, or face the consequences.
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Sharena Thomas, left, Carroll Fife, center, Dominique Walker, second from right, and Tolani KIng, right, stand outside a vacant home they took over on Magnolia Street in West Oakland, Calif. Homeless women ordered by a judge last week to leave a vacant house they occupied illegally in Oakland for two months have been evicted by sheriff's deputies. They removed two women and a male supporter Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from the home before dawn in a case highlighting California's severe housing shortage and growing homeless population. (Kate Wolffe/KQED via AP, File)
January 14, 2020 - 3:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women ordered by a California judge last week to leave a vacant house they illegally occupied in Oakland for two months were evicted before dawn Tuesday by sheriff's deputies in a case that highlighted the state's severe housing shortage and growing numbers of homeless...
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