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Kindness Reunites 67-Year-Old Homeless Man With Birth MotherThanks to an act of kindness by an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy, a 67-year-old man living on the street in the East Bay was recently able to meet his birth mother in a reunion 65 years in the making. Teen Girl Wanted For Texas Homicide ...
SANTA CRUZ >> In less than three months, Santa Cruz voters will consider upping their bill at the cash register, with a proposed new city sales tax measure on the ... projects that are coming due, under spending in public safety initiatives, and new needs such as ongoing efforts to address homelessness.

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SACRAMENTO >> As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend — or save — an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of ... It will compete with other state priorities, from housing the homeless to health care subsidies, and it's unclear whether Brown — who has line-item veto ...
SACRAMENTO >> As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend — or save — an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of ... It will compete with other state priorities, from housing the homeless to health care subsidies, and it's unclear whether Brown — who has line-item veto ...
Profile: Donahue Farrow, who is homeless, finds freedom in his bicycle. He was recently displaced when an encampment by the Santa Ana River was removed. [The Los Angeles Times]. • High speed rail could be disastrous for wildlife in the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to a study. [The Mercury News].

In this Wednesday file photo, Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, center, discusses California's growing homeless crisis at a news conference in Sacramento Schaaf has been at odds with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and federal immigration officials after warning last month about potential raids in ...
Santa Barbara, California, a coastal enclave boasting beautiful beachfront Spanish missions and a nearly $2 billion tourism industry, offers a postcard ... This squeeze—increasing housing costs and stagnating wages—has created a scenario where some people working full-time jobs are living in homeless ...
California is home to more than one-fifth of the nation's homeless people, and the numbers are continuing to grow. .... Five California cities—Santa Cruz, Inglewood, Glendale, Long Beach, and Pasadena—have new rent control ordinances on upcoming ballots, potentially adding to the 15 cities with existing ...
On Wednesday, the Santa Cruz Police Department conducted a "Homeless Assessment Outreach" operation in which officers attempted to make contact with every homeless person in the city in one day. Santa Cruz is home to a large unsheltered population, with numerous encampments on public property ...
Mayor Eric M. Garcetti of Los Angeles was the latest to weigh in, discussing what he said was the absence of state assistance in helping cities deal with the homeless. Mr. Garcetti has come under fire for a major homelessness problem in Los Angeles, the subject of a series of scathing editorials in The Los ...
SANTA CRUZ — State Park Rangers teamed up with Santa Cruz Police and Santa Cruz County workers early Wednesday to clear away a homeless camp that has ... Modeled after a successful transitional camp in San Diego, the River Street Camp will be the first of its kind on the Central California Coast.
TCPalm.com reports Perry Martin of Fort Pierce said he had assumed his orange tabby named Thomas Jr., or T2 for short, had died in traffic. Advertisement. Martin moved in with a friend after Hurricane Jeanne clobbered the state in 2004. A few days later, T2 escaped the home and never returned.
The Santa Cruz Veterinary Street Outreach, founded in October by Dr. Kelly DeBaene, launched its initial outreach at the Watsonville Project Homeless Connect. Still in its early stages, the program aims to provide basic veterinary care for animals of pet owners experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz ...
San Diego was struck by a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in its homeless encampments last fall that killed 20 people, according to the California Department of Public Health. Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Cruz also have had cases, including one death in Santa Cruz. “Homelessness is not just an issue.
The Santa Cruz County Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, Youth Advisory Board and Homeless Action Partnership are very pleased to release an Invitation for Innovative Proposals to address homelessness among local youth. In January 2017, Santa Cruz County was one of 10 communities ...
“If you look at the streets in almost any city in California,” Chiu said Monday, “it's clear we have an enormous homelessness crisis, and I think the Legislature ... If a proposed development is made up entirely of affordable housing, offers support services for homeless residents, and meets a city's zoning rules, ...

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man found dead with others believed to be his girlfriend and their two children in a parked van in Southern California had a lengthy rap sheet. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for California's corrections agency, said Saturday that 41-year-old ...
Part of their goal is to form public-private partnerships to ensure the federal government continues to fund federal housing and homeless assistance. In Arizona, more than 40,000 people are homeless, according to the 2016 Arizona Department of Economic Security report on homelessness. From 2015 to ...
(AP) — The Orange County Public Works department says 404 tons of debris has been removed from a former homeless encampment where more than 700 people lived until they were ... The homeless camp once stretched more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) on a trail alongside the Santa Ana River.
SACRAMENTO >> Six leading candidates for California governor agreed Thursday that it's too hard to build new homes in California and offered wide ranging solutions to rein in exploding housing costs and rising homelessness. The candidates spoke separately at a conference in Sacramento organized ...
SANTA CRUZ >> Randall “Blue” Jones has been sleeping outside in Santa Cruz for the past four months. For some 17 years, he had worked as a caretaker for a marijuana grow house in Prunedale. That job ended, he said, with the eve of California recreational marijuana legalization. Jones, an artist and ...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California's Orange County have reversed a plan to build emergency homeless shelters in three cities ... the county without a plan to implement a judge's request to find appropriate shelter for a few hundred homeless people — many of whom were moved last ...
SANTA CRUZ >> State housing department staff are working on guidelines for 15 new laws designed to help solve the housing crisis and more legislation ... The group is part of a larger network called California YIMBY, a grassroots movement supporting legislation that encourages less expensive housing.
Tony Colin is the manager of Dorothy's Place Drop-in Center Program, which provides support services to the homeless in Chinatown. Read: California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak. As more hepatitis A cases were reported in Monterey County, Dorothy's Place staff began informing ...
At the Santa Cruz SPCA, homeless animals are given safe harbor until the day they meet their adoptive match. In most ... If you would like to help, you can make a tax-deductible donation via the Santa Cruz SPCA website www.spcasc.org, by mail to PO Box 3800 Santa Cruz, CA 95063 or by phone at (831) ...
Increases are higher in several West Coast cities, where the explosion in homelessness has prompted at least 10 city and county governments to ... The most alarming consequence of the West Coast homeless explosion is a deadly hepatitis A outbreak that has affected Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San ...
In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, police officers remove a tent left by the homeless during efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A, in San Diego. Health officials say a deadly California outbreak of hepatitis A may take a year or more to abate. The liver-damaging illness has ...
Enjoying this display of Art projects at Homeless Services Center -- there were wonderful works from well loved local artists, for example Vanessa Stafford. ... way when I saw it on the opposite wall, on entering Touched by Homelessness, with my beloved, checking out this "First Friday" Santa Cruz event.
Nonetheless, efforts are proceeding in Woodland and across California to resolve a housing crisis, which is believed to be contributing to the increase in homelessness. Acting Tuesday night, the Woodland City Council began a program to increase “density” levels as well as alter zoning codes to provide for ...
Today, news of the hepatitis A outbreak targeting California's homeless is inescapable in San Diego—pamphlets and fliers besiege the city, nurses .... With housing rates soaring and gentrification on the rise, cities across California have experienced an increase in homelessness, specifically among the ...
SANTA CRUZ >> John Fernandez's path to “rent freedom” involved six months sleeping outside with only a bicycle for transport, then several more months ... Fernandez, who prefers the pronouns “they” and “them,” became homeless after their family was unable to offer continued financial support in paying ...
“The homeless situation is a crisis in San Diego, and thrown on top of that is a hepatitis A outbreak.” It spread—to Santa Cruz, first, and then LA. First to people who'd been in one of the earlier cities, and then to people who had contact with them. And then, in LA, hep A showed up in two more homeless ...
From Santa Cruz County: With homelessness spiking throughout the West Coast, the Santa Cruz County Emergency Winter Shelter Program is debuting an ... for local homeless individuals and increase the number of available beds," Santa Cruz County Homeless Services Coordinator Rayne Marr said.
Poor access to restrooms and sinks in homeless encampments is largely to ... In Santa Cruz County on the Northern California coast, about 70 ...
An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County that has killed 16 people and sickened hundreds of others since November continues unabated ...
In Santa Cruz County on the Northern California coast, about 70 ... a La Jolla, Calif., coin dealer and advocate for homeless residents, told the ...
... primarily homeless people in Southern California and Santa Cruz has ... The county is working with homeless shelters to determine the placement of clinics. ... of the public area on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif.
And Santa Cruz County, in northern California, has reported 69 cases of ... More than 50 percent of hepatitis cases in San Diego are in homeless people, ... for hepatitis A, in part because homelessness presents challenges to ...
San Diego's outbreak has already spread to Santa Cruz, where 69 ... Officials say homeless people in California are most at risk, because the ...
City workers fear Hepatitis A outbreak among homeless in Oakland ... OAKLAND, Calif. ... sweeping through homeless populations in two California cities and .... In April, a Hepatitis A outbreak happened in Santa Cruz where 89 ... Union workers told the mayor the plan to address homelessness has failed.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city is considering declaring an emergency over a growing number of homeless people living ...
It said, “The underlying data is confidential pursuant to California Code of ... Since the address where a homeless individual is located could identify the ... When asked for a breakdown by zip code, Santa Cruz County ...
We may not have made sleep itself a crime, as has neighboring Santa Cruz, but we've come close by insisting that people can't legally sleep in their own property if it happens to have wheels.
Susan Cooper's move to Idaho in 2015 meant saying goodbye to her large, sprawling garden in California. The transition was difficult.
First, a Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being study lists five California regional areas as among the best places to be in the country.
And now we hear Trump supporters making the absurd claim that the installation of a cyclone fence around a portion of the downtown Santa Cruz post office building to keep homeless persons from trashing it somehow proves the wisdom of constructing a $25 ...
One Apple engineer is using his own ingenuity to help Santa Cruz's homeless population. Ron Powers spends his evenings and weekends driving around in his mobile laundromat, a van that he outfitted with two washers and two dryers, offering to do ...
With homelessness always one of the most pressing issues in Santa Cruz, their dedication to providing shelter for one of the area's most vulnerable populations is fully deserving of the recognition they're getting this week.
5 California Things to Know for Today. By The Associated Press. Posted: 03/21/17, 6:44 ... 5. SAN DIEGO HOMELESS ATTACKS.


 

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