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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County
Downtown homelessness at center of merchants, community discussion
In what they hope will be an ongoing discussion, business owners and community leaders met Wednesday to discuss how to address homelessness in Santa Rosa’s commercial core.
1 dead, 3 hurt as car jumps California freeway, hits homeless camp
A car shot off the side of a Los Angeles freeway and went about 20 feet down an embankment where it landed on a homeless encampment, killing a woman Tuesday, authorities said.
Dumpster-diving homeless man shot, killed in Ukiah ID'd
De’Shaun Davis, 20, was shot by Steven Ryan, who claimed self-defense but was charged with murder.
Huts for homeless built in Santa Rosa
For weeks Harold Wallin, a 59-year-old artist, aided by a crew of volunteers, has been building small wooden shelters he hopes will keep homeless people safe and dry this winter.
'Wonderful start’ to holidays
The Thanksgiving Banquet, put on by the Redwood Gospel Mission and hundreds of volunteers, included a hot turkey dinner, a coat giveaway, free haircuts, flu shots and other kind gestures for low-income and homeless people.
Ukiah man arrested in fatal shooting of dumpster-diving transient
A Ukiah man was arrested on suspicion of murder after shooting and killing a homeless man digging through a dumpster near his rental home.
St. Vincent de Paul volunteer connects through food
Dan Cahill started off as a weekly driver for the Sonoma County food kitchen. Now he’s there head cook, connecting with both volunteers and the county’s needy.
Sonoma County couple have a heart for the homeless
Through the Redwood Gospel Mission, Jerry and Becky Hayes are doing their part to serve the county’s homeless.
A night on the streets — for a cause
Here’s why four dozen civic leaders gave up their comfy beds for a cold spot outdoors Friday night.
Sonoma County housing shortage in spotlight
Builders, real estate professionals, housing advocates and elected officials will gather Thursday to discuss how best to boost the region’s housing supply.
Sebastopol homeless man's wild ride in stolen car ends in crashes, arrest
The battered BMW was found abandoned on a Sebastopol street Tuesday.
What should you do if a homeless person is sleeping outside your house?
From what to do if you suspect your child's classmate is homeless to how to respond to requests for a handout, here are some answers to difficult questions regarding homelessness.
2 arrested in savage beating of San Francisco homeless man
Police have arrested two men in the fatal beating of a 67-year-old San Francisco homeless man two years ago.
County issues ‘Code Blue’ advisory, expanding winter shelter for homeless
The advisory comes early this year because of the arrival of rainy, inclement weather.
Storms strain local homeless shelters
Homeless residents are seeking shelter in greater numbers as the weather turns wet, but additional winter beds won’t be made available until Nov. 1.
Downtown Santa Rosa homeless murder conviction reversed
The three-judge panel said Vladimir Sotelo-Urena wasn’t allowed a complete defense.
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.
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