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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa is about to declare a homelessness emergency

The City Council asked staff Tuesday to return next week with three measures aimed at showing homelessness is the city’s top priority.

Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire.

Plan to move Santa Rosa homeless shelter rejected

The Santa Rosa Planning Commission denied Redwood Gospel Mission’s plan to move to Roseland following a debate over the future of the area.

Homeless encampment sparks Monte Rio fire

The fire, in an area above Highway 116 across from the Northwood Golf Club, was contained within an hour Friday.

Close to Home: Redwood Gospel Mission relocation is about making real change to lives

I’m a retired 30-year cop and a board member for the Redwood Gospel Mission in Santa Rosa. I just read Sunday’s Close to Home column about the mission’s hope to move from Railroad Square to a vacant lot on the outskirts of Roseland (“Plans to move Redwood Gospel Mission shows disrespect for Roseland”).

Fear returns to San Diego's homeless after suspect freed

Anthony Padgett, a homeless man who had been identified as the sole suspect in the spate of attacks on San Diego transients that left three dead, was released from jail Monday.

Suspect arrested in attacks on San Diego homeless

San Diego police say they have found the man behind a string of attacks on homeless men across the city that left two of them dead and two severely injured.

San Diego police link 4th attack on homeless to same suspect

Another San Diego homeless man was seriously injured and set on fire Wednesday by an attacker police say struck while the man was asleep, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks on transients.

Brown OKs $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.

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