Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Witnesses say Santa Rosa slaying victim had violent past

A man accused of killing a former Santa Rosa homeless man says the killing was done in self-defense.

Santa Rosa forum explores solutions to homelessness

Officials and homeless advocates at a Wednesday night panel acknowledged that the problem seems worse in downtown Santa Rosa.

PD Editorial: Finding solutions to Sonoma County's homeless problem

The number of people without a home in Sonoma County continues to fall but it is still 5.7 per 1,000 residents — a rate that’s three times the national average. And it is a rate that remains unacceptable.

Santa Rosa housing for homeless veterans OK’d

Three families have already been selected to live at three Russell Avenue homes.

Homeless vets may get housing in Santa Rosa

Three properties on Russell Avenue could become long-term housing for homeless veterans who receive federal housing vouchers.

Gullixson: The next step in confronting homelessness may be the toughest

If Sonoma County is at a crossroads on homelessness, Pete Mogannam of 4th Street Deli and Market has the best view of it.

CEO tells of launch of coat-making venture for homeless at Santa Rosa Q&A

Veronika Scott, founder of a nonprofit coat company, told her story at a Q&A in Santa Rosa Tuesday night.

Thumbs up: Taking homeless to court makes sense

The county can do a lot to prevent lives from coming unraveled by a ticket. That’s why the homeless court that debuted last week at Sonoma County’s Hall of Justice makes sense.

New county court for homeless cases

Sonoma County’s new homeless court seeks to offer compassionate justice for those with minor legal cases who are homeless.

Living Room to expand services for homeless women, kids

As the county’s number of homeless women and children grows, the Living Room’s new space will expand critical services.

Kristof: So little to ask for: A place to call home

One of the people I greatly admire is Khadijah Williams, a young woman who was homeless for much of her childhood.K

Neighbor stabbed outside Lakeport church

A man waiting outside a warming center for homeless people is accused of stabbing a neighbor during a confrontation over trespassing.

Saturday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on housing, homelessness and more.

Video of California cop playing hopscotch with homeless girl goes viral

A police officer in Southern California has jumped to help an 11-year-old homeless girl.

From homeless shelter resident to comic book store manager

Formerly homeless, Alex, who often used comic books as an escape during a rough childhood, is back on her feet and helping other discover the fantasy world she loves.

Transients suspected in Santa Rosa auto shop fire

Santa Rosa fire officials said they’ve seen two fires in two days along the Joe Rodota Trail, both of which appear to have been set by transients.

Easter Brunch For Homeless In Santa Rosa

2 tons of garbage hauled from Sonoma homeless camp

Police are keeping an eye on the Montini Preserve after a crew hauled off roughly two tons of waste from homeless camps there.

Sonoma County churches step up to offer shelter for homeless residents

More than 30 churches around Sonoma County take turns providing meals and offering a place to sleep on wintry nights for up to 40 homeless people.

Santa Rosa homeless man dies from crash injuries

Grover Cleveland Duffield III, 64, was struck at about 8:40 p.m. Monday by a pickup as he walked in the crosswalk across Lewis Road at Mendocino Avenue. Witnesses said the driver had the right of way.

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