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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County
Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body
Authorities say a homeless woman led them to a body after she was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick.
Should Santa Rosa enact stricter law with homeless?
The impetus comes from discussions on how the city will keep newly reunified Old Courthouse Square from becoming where homeless congregate.
Santa Rosa cracking down on creekside homeless encampments
Rules going into effect in the spring give communities 10 years to clean up local creeks to the point where they’re clean enough that people could swim in them.
Santa Rosa expands homeless program
A seasonal program aimed at allowing groups to serve the homeless was expanded to allow camping and made year-round.
Shuttered Guerneville tavern may become help center for homeless
Sonoma County is seeking to find housing for homeless people who live in communities along the lower Russian River.
Volunteers, police team up to clear Petaluma homeless camps
Volunteers hauled away more than 40 yards of debris, garbage and waste from six unoccupied sites.
Police investigating deaths in Windsor and Petaluma
The men were found in Windsor and Petaluma Monday morning.
City Council giving up parking spots for Sonoma homeless
A program in Sonoma to allow homeless people to sleep in their vehicles overnight is moving ahead, despite misgivings about its location and limited scope.
Santa Rosa taps special tax for housing, homeless services
The City Council made good on its pledge to increase the amount of a real estate tax spent on homeless services and affordable housing.
County boosts funding for homeless outreach, safe parking
The money is meant to bolster programs that have become busier with the county’s increasingly urban homeless population.
At-risk women, kids safe at Santa Rosa’s new Living Room
The Santa Rosa nonprofit sought to raise $100,000 Sunday for its new Cleveland Avenue location.
Can families reclaim the spray ground at Prince Gateway Park?
Work is underway to reopen the popular water feature at Prince Gateway Park in downtown Santa Rosa, but it remains to be seen whether the city can restore its family-friendly atmosphere.
Developer seeks funds for tiny homes village for homeless in Santa Rosa
A sliver of vacant land at the northern edge of Santa Rosa could serve as a proving ground for Sonoma County’s burgeoning idea to transform empty lots into villages of tiny houses for homeless people.
Santa Rosa City Council declares homeless emergency
The move, OK'd Tuesday, aims to streamline regulations to allow the city to act quickly to address the homelessness crisis.
PD Editorial: The story of one; a tale of many
Few stories better capture the misperceptions and vulnerability of the estimated 2,900 people who live on the streets of Sonoma County than that of a single man — Josh Clark.
Should you give money to panhandlers?
For many people, whether or not to give, and what to give to people on the street is a daily question. So, what's the right thing to do?
A life — and death — on Santa Rosa’s streets
Josh Clark was a college graduate, a father and a husband whose alcohol addiction led to a life on the streets.
In decline, homelessness still vexes county
A new report highlights success and gaps in efforts to reduce Sonoma County’s homeless population.
Homeless vets receive free dental care Saturday
The one-day program at The Palms motel in Santa Rosa is co-sponsored by Michael Ottolini Amvets Post 40 and Rohnert Park Smiles Dentistry.
PD Editorial: Finding homes for Sonoma County’s homeless
It isn’t obvious, but Sonoma County is making progress on one of its most intractable problems — homelessness.
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