Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Gov. Brown approves $2 billion for homeless housing

Gov. Brown has approved spending $2 billion to build permanent housing for homeless people with mental illnesses.

Downtown Santa Rosa stabbing victim remembered as 'vibrant,' 'loving'

Family and friends mourn a popular Santa Rosa homeless man, found dead after suffering more than 50 stab wounds in a vicious attack early Monday.

PD Editorial: Shining a light on homelessness everywhere

News organizations from around the Bay Area are working together today to shine a light on a problem that besets many California communities — homelessness.

Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor

A Press Democrat reader ponders several Independence Days.

California lawmakers approve $2 billion for homeless housing

California senators have approved a $2 billion bond to build permanent housing for mentally ill homeless people.

Plight of homeless grows more visible

Amid a regional housing crunch, Santa Rosa is teeming with homeless people who have been pushed from hidden encampments into startling public view.

Homeless camp life in Santa Rosa: free and filthy

Hundreds of Santa Rosa’s homeless prefer to live in camps and on the street instead of seeking regular housing.

Study: 1 in 10 CSU students is homeless

About 10 percent of California State University’s 460,000 students are homeless, and about 20 percent don’t have have steady access to enough food, according to initial findings of a study.

California nears $2 billion plan to house its homeless

More than 115,000 homeless Californians were counted last year and one in four had a serious mental illness, according to the most recent tally from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Santa Rosa housing advocate Grabill dies at 74

The 74-year-old public-interest attorney had been diagnosed with lung disease.

Family, friends recall Santa Rosa homeless man as 'a bright, bright light'

Josh Clark was attacked May 22 on his birthday and later died from his injuries.

8 homeless camps cleared along Petaluma River

Homeless organizations have been increasing Petaluma encampment clean-up efforts in recent months.

Beating death of Bay Area homeless man shows crisis in luxe cities

San Francisco police are searching for more suspects in the three-day-long torture of a homeless man who was beaten to death and dumped in a pond in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on candidates in Tuesday’s primary election.

Friday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on rising pharmaceutical prices, police shootings and more.

Homeless man dies from injuries after downtown Santa Rosa fight

Police said the 37-year-old Santa Rosa man died from head injuries Thursday, four days after he was beaten by another homeless man at Rae Park along Sonoma Avenue.

Local homeless agencies worried about funding

The Board of Supervisors has stepped in to offer an $800,000 contribution, but just for one year.

Thursday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on GMOs, the Democratic Party and more.

Cause of Ukiah woman’s death a mystery

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body and an autopsy was inconclusive, say authorities.

Showers, massages, a hot meal and prayer for homeless

About 500 homeless people turned up for Catholic Charities’ second annual fair to serve those lacking shelter.

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