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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

New approach to help Sonoma County’s homeless coming Friday

Later today, a Santa Rosa nonprofit is hosting what will be the county’s most robust single day of service for the homeless ever.

Suspect in fatal Santa Rosa knife attack pleads not guilty

A homeless man appeared in court for the first time Wednesday, accused of killing an acquaintance at a Santa Rosa home earlier this month.

West county agencies tackle mental health issues at 1st-ever summit

The West County Mental Health Summit will be held in Guerneville on Thursday, bringing together about two dozen countywide service agencies and nonprofits.

Tiny houses a big help for some California homeless

What started as one man's effort to provide shelter for his homeless neighbor has turned into a movement, thanks to a YouTube video viewed more than five million times.

Close to Home: It’s time to get smart about homelessness

Along for the ride on Julie’s ordeal is the Sonoma County taxpayer.

Cyrus alludes to bisexuality in LGBT charity launch

Miley Cyrus, who says not all her past relationships have been straight ones, is out to help LGBT youth with a new charity.

Landmark Fort Bragg hotel destined for office space, transitional housing

Council approves $1.2M in state grant funding to create workspace for homeless and mental health service provider, temporary housing for needy.

8 arrested during sweep at Petaluma homeless camps

In the latest effort to curb a growing problem with illegal camps, Petaluma police swept through local homeless camps this week and warned transients to clear out.

Homeless outreach aims to help county’s most vulnerable

Just after dawn Wednesday as it does every week, a team of outreach workers, police officers and deputies visited camps along the railroad tracks and creeks in what is an ongoing effort to reach the area's neediest.

Easter Brunch For The Homeless In Santa Rosa

Hundreds in need served Easter brunch in Santa Rosa

A drenching rain Sunday at Old Courthouse Square downtown did not appear to dampen the spirits of homeless diners, volunteers from SOMA Church Community.

San Francisco homeless man brutally beaten with pipe

Police are searching for the man who viciously hit a San Francisco homeless man in the skull with a metal pipe earlier this week.

Fort Bragg hotel at center of dispute over homeless services

A lawsuit is challenging a local homeless service provider’s plans to convert 123-year-old hotel to office space for its programs and short-term housing for its clients.

San Francisco church used sprinklers to drive away homeless

Archdiocese apologizes, says sprinkler system installed to soak building's alcoves has been removed.

Catholic Charities launches new effort to transform homeless services

Under a shift in priorities, temporary shelter and permanent supportive housing slots will first be made available for homeless families and the chronically homeless.

Affordable housing, homelessness top Santa Rosa council priority list

Some of the key issues leaders want city to focus on in the next 18 months are affordable housing, homelessness and open government.

Teams fan out across Sonoma County for homeless census

The last homeless count, in January 2013, identified 4,280 homeless people living in Sonoma County, with 77 percent of those people considered shelterless.

Girlfriend of Santa Rosa slaying suspect blames bad LSD trip

In a preliminary hearing for Jessy Zetino, 22, his girlfriend said he showed up with blood on his hands and said he had attacked someone an hour after leaving a Halloween party on McDonald Avenue.

Petaluma shelter chief urges county to do more for its homeless

The formerly homeless leader of Petaluma's Committee on the Shelterless wants to help the thousands in Sonoma County who are still out there to find homes.

Legal bid to block Dream Center dismissed

Neighbors had hoped to block Social Advocates for Youth’s planned 63-bed housing facility for adults aged 18 to 24 who are transitioning out of foster care or are homeless.

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