By Jerold Chinn While it’s still too soon to report results for San Francisco’s first safe parking program for vehicle dwellers, officials have already begun eyeing additional sites to establish another vehicle triage center. The City’s Real Estate Division Director Andrico Penick told the Board of Supervisors Land Use and
Coinciding with a Local Homeless Coordinating Board meeting, the housing rights organization Solutions Not Sweeps Coalition will be holding a protest of sorts at the steps of San Francisco City Hall Thursday, brooms encouraged. The group is asking folks to come out with sweeping devices in hand to bring attention
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By Nicholas Palmer The city of Berkeley is desperate to find shelter for homeless residents. During the Tuesday City Council meeting, members voted 7-0 to set up an “emergency shelter,” floating the idea of a 120-tent homeless camp under University Avenue bridge at Fourth Street. The city has made some
The news broke Monday morning four mothers who occupied a vacant West Oakland house scored a huge victory in the ultimate fight between greed and good. The grassroots activist group Moms 4 Housing won an agreement from house-flipping developer Wedgewood Properties, and the house they’ve been occupying for two months
By Sunny Dell The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday chose to carry out the eviction of mothers with a presence as though they were ready to invade a small country. There was a violence to the moment disproportionate to the purpose. Spokesperson Ray Kelly publicly claimed in post-operation press conference
Some people look down on homelessness — they make assumptions that the dire situation is brought on by bad personal behavior or laziness. You hear people make callous and highly generalized arguments in comment forums on the topic. The blame tends to fall on drug abuse and therefore, people suffering
By Thomas Johnson I consider myself to be lucky, even though I’ve been homeless plenty of times in my life. We didn’t really call it “homeless” back in the late 70s and 80s — we were just “outdoors.” The apartment I have now, I got because of who I knew.
Inspired by the placement of two dozen boulders along both sides of Clinton Park, a quiet side street in the Mission, residents of nearby Landers Street have banded together to deter the presence of homeless encampments by placing a series of killer robots and rusty bear traps at irregular intervals.