Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Out of the District Attorney’s Office comes a program that provides services for victims of assault and other crimes.
A handful of tiny sleeping shelters are providing safe spaces for the homeless in the city.
Officials say they believe a homeless person started a blaze Thursday that scorched a warehouse behind a Santa Rosa business.
The last occupants of the Santa Rosa’s largest homeless encampment have left and the cleanup effort is underway.
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The campaign mirrors another effort already underway to house homeless veterans at the county government’s administrative campus in northern Santa Rosa.
The city is set to resume prosecuting laws against drinking and urinating in public and aggressive panhandling, a move made over the objection of advocates for the homeless.
The City Council today will consider whether to allow police to crack down on certain quality-of-life offenses by upgrading the offenses from infractions to misdemeanors.
The expansion is part of a larger strategy to focus on getting more people into permanent housing.
Trying to reduce the number of homeless registered sex offenders won’t be easy, and it likely will require greater reforms to the state’s severe — and sometimes lifelong — restrictions on sex offenders.
California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago when a state Supreme Court ruling, which overturned restrictions on where they could live, was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them.
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The blaze is the latest in a string of fires apparently started by people since Saturday, said officials.
The Wine Country to the Rescue event raised $80,000 for the Geyserville, Cloverdale and Healdsburg Fire Departments.
An Indiana woman didn’t want her canceled wedding to go to waste, so she threw a party for the homeless.
Sonoma County’s safe-parking program, a widely-praised effort providing sanctioned locations where homeless people can sleep in their cars overnight, is shrinking starting today.
By the time officers were tipped off about the heist, the vehicle had been driven nearly 50 miles through the county.
Tuesday's unanimous decision by the Santa Rosa City Council to clear Homeless Hill came over the objection of several people who live there and are resisting placement in the shelter system.