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SAN DIEGO, CA -- A 51-year-old homeless man was stabbed Saturday morning during an argument in Mission Beach. The stabbing was reported at 1:45 a.m. in the 800 block of San Fernando Place, said San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey. The victim was sleeping in his vehicle when he ...
Man Fatally Stabbed At Steakhouse With Daughter On His Lap; Homeless Suspect Arrested ... 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect, identified as Jamal Jackson, entered Aloha Steakhouse, located at 364 S. California St., and stabbed a man in the neck with a knife in what appeared to be a random attack.

Sacramento, CA -- A new state report shows that California has at least 134,000 homeless people, accounting for 24-percent of the country's homeless population. Los Angeles alone has over 55,000 homeless people. The report by California Auditor Elaine Howle argues that the state is doing a poor ...
A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday. Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing ... knife California
It's a growing problem across California. "Right now, we are facing a crisis in homelessness," Loaves and Fishes Executive Director Noel Kammermann said. "We have a lot of folks who are becoming newly homeless out there." "We need, right now, direct dollars that can go into shelter beds at this ...
The decisions on immigrants and the homeless reflect Orange County's fundamental confusion about itself. County officials often portray themselves as weak, playing the victim. On immigration, they saw themselves as targets of a state bullying them (albeit to protect their own immigrants). On ...

He said public spaces shouldn't be "littered" with homeless people. He said he'd require law enforcement to aggressively enforce anti-camping and loitering laws characterized by social justice groups as criminalization of homelessness. "California citizens have a right to clean streets, to clean cities," ... institutions
Hogan could easily be the poster child of the Southern California homelessness crisis. As housing costs skyrocket, and the income inequality gap widens, the problem has spread from more traditional enclaves like Los Angeles into affluent coastal areas in places like Orange County. Orange County is ...
As California's affordable housing crisis deepens, so does the state's related and often intractable problem: homelessness. Candidates for governor made numerous assertions about the scale of California's homeless population on March 8, 2018 during a housing forum in Sacramento. Here's how ...
State money for homelessness prevention also comes from other agencies. The Department of Social Services, which administers the state's welfare assistance program, CalWorks, has $85 million set aside to help families and individuals at risk of becoming homeless with temporary housing, ... population
Hundreds of concerned citizens spoke out Thursday night against a plan to create a large tent camp for the homeless near a park in Irvine. (KABC). KABC. Friday, March 23, 2018 12:03AM. IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) --. Hundreds of concerned citizens spoke out Thursday night against a plan to create a large tent camp for the ... population
Outraged Laguna Niguel, Irvine & Huntington Beach residents spoke out against temporary homeless shelters in their cities. What's ... IRVINE, CA — In a meeting Thursday, two Orange County supervisors stated that they might be willing to change the plan for the temporary homeless shelters discussed for ... population
This Friday, March 16, 2018 photo shows the corner parking spot where a van containing the bodies of two adults and two children was found in Garden Grove, Calif. Police in the city near Los Angeles say a woman reported Thursday night that a white Honda was emitting a very foul odor. She told police ... population
NEWARK, CA — Newark Police officers made two arrests on Saturday when they did a walking patrol through a homeless camp. Both of the arrests were for outstanding warrants. At a homeless camp is near Highway 84 and I-880, a 29-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Fremont Jail. population
Here are two sentences about every candidate running against incumbent Republicans in Southern California ... Hill ran the statewide homelessness nonprofit People Assisting the Homeless, or PATH, before running for Congress and currently lives on a farm in Agua Dulce with her husband and several ... population
Our guests are advocates for the homeless from across the state: Ann English of the Corporation for Supportive Housing in Los Angeles, Laura Guzman of EveryOne Home in Alameda County and Stephen Russell of the San Diego Housing Federation. Our interviews focus on how homelessness is different ... population
ANAHEIM (CBSLA/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 recently moved to motels and other housing. Debris including 13,950 needles and 5,279 pounds of ... population

Harris is thought to be considering a presidential bid in 2020, and the disclosure was among the first glimpses of the former California attorney general's finances. Harris released tax returns during the 2016 campaign that showed she and her husband made $1.17 million in 2015 and paid $450,000 in state and federal ... population
Our guests are advocates for the homeless from across the state: Ann English of the Corporation for Supportive Housing in Los Angeles, Laura Guzman of EveryOne Home in Alameda County and Stephen Russell of the San Diego Housing Federation. Our interviews focus on how homelessness is different around the state ... population
54 new locked psychiatric beds will be available at what's being called the San Francisco Healing Center at St. Mary's Medical Center. By California Patch, News Partner | Mar 6, 2018 11:42 am ET. 0. San Francisco Adds Beds For Homeless Mentally Ill. SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Dozens of conservatorship beds will be ... population
SANTA MONICA, CA – City Manager Rick Cole will reveal the numbers from this year's January homeless tally during the first City Council meeting in March Tuesday. The Council will ... The SMHSC is a public/private partnership to brainstorm new ways to tackle homelessness, according to the newspaper. population
Criminalizing homelessness? L.A. officials have denounced "criminalizing" homelessness. But as Los Angeles struggles with a growing homelessness crisis, arrests of homeless people have gone up significantly, a Times analysis of police data shows. And the most common offense was failure to appear in ... population
The state also ranked 11th in healthcare. But California does have its problems, including a rising homelessness population. Over the last year, the homeless population has increased by 14%, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than 130,000 people in the state are ... population
Over the last year, homelessness increased nearly 14% in California and now affects more than 130,000 people in the state — a quarter of the nation's homeless population. The lack of funds is slowing the amount of housing that can be built, said Ruth Schwartz, co-founder and executive director of the Los ... population
"Disneyland wages aren't keeping up with rising rents in Southern California. Our survey found that homelessness and housing instability are so widespread that they have become a normal part of employees' lives at the park. Similarly, we found it's normal for Disneyland workers to skip meals in order to ... population
... California governor Jerry Brown has been pushing to save most of the surplus. The deadline for budget approval in June 2015. While the two proposals would provide only a fraction of what would be needed to end homelessness, many advocates call it an important start to helping the 134,000 homeless ... population
Mayors from California's eleven largest cities on Wednesday asked state lawmakers to provide $1.5 billion to help with what they say is a growing homeless crisis. They are backing legislation that would require the cities to provide matching funds, creating a $3 billion pot of money to be spent on affordable ... population
Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), center, joins mayors from across California to announce legislation for homelessness funding. ... Bill 3171, which would require local governments to match the state dollars, resulting in $3 billion to fund homeless shelters, rental assistance, permanent housing and other efforts. population
With OC's homeless relocation efforts underway, officials address confusion on rooming, conflicting instructions & a wide variety of needs. ... ANAHEIM, CA —Though city officials, Public Works, and various nonprofit agencies are all working together to relocate the displaced into more permanent-style ... population
"California's housing crisis is the single most pressing issue facing our state. Every day, our residents are feeling its impact and witnessing the chronic homelessness it's contributing to in their community. We absolutely have to do more," Gloria said. "The recent Hepatitis A outbreak and the fact that 1.7 ... population
On Monday, the Orange County Supervisors agreed to spend a share of that earmarked money for providing beds and tents for temporary homeless shelters in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. This $70.5 million was part of a larger sum originally designated for aiding the mentally ill. population
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA — In Laguna Niguel, 22-acres of unused land near City Hall near the library — where children walk every day to go to school, ... Irvine and then Laguna Niguel — as a "poorly thought out decision" that "does nothing to alleviate the problem of homelessness that has grown under the ... population
Assembly Bill 2162 is necessary to remove barriers to housing California's growing homeless population, which now tops 134,000 people, Chiu said. He's also planning to make changes to the bill that would block policies, like those in Los Angeles, that allow local elected officials to spike homeless housing in their districts ... population
About 20 of the nearly 700 people who recently moved from homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River are now staying in Costa Mesa motels, the city ... During that time, the county will complete an assessment of homeless people housed in the motels with the goal of pairing them with appropriate ... population
California is home to more than one-fifth of the nation's homeless people, and the numbers are continuing to grow. Los Angeles County saw its homeless population increase by 13,000 people last year, while Sacramento and Alameda counties both saw increases of 1,000 individuals. But the crisis extends ... population
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of ... Los Angeles and San Diego is being watched by advocates elsewhere who are also grappling with a rise in homelessness amid soaring housing costs. population
SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The 2018 Sonoma County point-in-time homeless count begins Friday morning when 150 volunteers and 60 paid ... includes a phone survey of 2,000 households to estimate the number of individuals and families who are considered unstably housed and at risk of homelessness. population
Orange County officials began moving homeless people out of the Santa Ana riverbed and into shelters and motels on Tuesday. (KABC). KABC. By Greg Lee and ABC7.com staff. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:57PM. SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) --. Orange County officials began moving homeless people out of the Santa ... population
Joel Armstrong, 31, a transient in San Francisco allegedly killed a 28-year-old San Francisco man. By Patch California, News Partner | Feb 20, 2018 6:36 pm ET. 0. Homeless Man Accused In Deadly San Francisco Shooting. SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco police Saturday night identified a suspect in a shooting ... population
NAPA COUNTY, CA — With freezing temperatures forecast in the coming days for Napa County and much of the Bay Area, officials with the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency decided Friday to temporarily increase homeless shelter capacity. Starting Sunday and continuing through at least ... population
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — Two acres of Caltrans property in San Jose that the agency has been working to expunge of waste and safety ... The city's Homelessness Interventions and Solutions Division, a part of the city's Department of Housing, released an informational memo on Monday from their ... population
A new agreement between homeless advocates and municipal officials was reached Tuesday, but still hundreds of homeless people living in the Santa Ana riverbed were being notified that they have one week to leave the riverbed community, under an agreement that provides emergency housing ... population
Data released this week by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness, suggest that the practice of sending patients to shelters ... California's Health and Safety Code requires hospitals to have a discharge policy for all patients, including those who are homeless. population
8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. ... The case is being watched by homeless advocates along the West Coast and elsewhere grappling with a rise in homelessness caused in part by soaring housing ... population
"California's housing crisis is the single most pressing issue facing our state. Every day, our residents are feeling its impact and witnessing the chronic homelessness it's contributing to in their community. We absolutely have to do more," Gloria said. "The recent Hepatitis A outbreak and the fact that 1.7 ... population
OAKLAND, CA —A male victim died in a fire this morning at a homeless encampment near Interstate Highway 980 in Oakland, a fire battalion chief said. The fire was reported at 5:23 a.m. near Northgate Avenue and Sycamore Street. Battalion Chief Ian McWhorter said the fire has been extinguished and no ... population
The snowpack is particularly important to California's drought picture because when the snow melts, the water runs off and refills the state's reservoirs. ... “Seeing homeless men in wheelchairs without shoes in the winter, women with infants on the streets, young men and women on the streets doing drugs, ... population
There are many needs and challenges in our community related to homelessness including addiction, behavioral health, housing and basic necessities such as transportation, identification and health care. The City of Lake Elsinore is committed to bringing together all local resources to collaborate and ... population
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation on Thursday that would make it easier for cities to seek conservatorships for chronically homeless people who are mentally ill, severely drug addicted or who make heavy use of city services. The legislation is intended to ... population
Officials are hoping reinforcements will breathe new life into the effort to end homelessness. Over the last 16 months, voters have agreed to tax themselves $4.6 billion to build housing — 10,000 units in 10 years — and provide supportive services for homeless people. A long-delayed developer fee that's ... population


 

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