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Who would set fire to a homeless man?

Ventura police are searching for three men who attempted to burn alive a homeless man, but were thwarted by the efforts of a good Samaritan. [NBC LA] Police say that 58-year-old John Frazier was sleeping near the San Buenaventura State... (Continue reading)

Homeless issues plague San Luis Obispo

OPINION BY COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Now in the seventh year of SLO County’s “10 year plan to end homelessness,” it can hardly be labeled as successful with more homeless residents in our community than ever before. The continuum care approach... (Continue reading)

State-of-the-art homeless shelter on the way to SLO

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) is ready to seek regulatory approval for construction of its long-awaited homeless services center that is supposed to be a one-stop shop for San Luis Obispo County’s impoverished residents. On Wednesday,... (Continue reading)

RVs for veterans program reaches milestone

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON We donated our 30th RV to a homeless veteran here on the Central Coast on Saturday. Many thanks to all donors who opened your hearts to our veterans who can’t be helped through other avenues. Because... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO parking program becoming permanent

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s practice of allowing select homeless individuals to sleep in vehicles overnight at the Prado Day Center is becoming a permanent city-sanctioned program, despite fading interest among the homeless population. [Tribune] The San... (Continue reading)

San Jose homeless rescue autistic boy

Residents of a San Jose homeless encampment rescued a runaway 6-year-old autistic boy early Sunday morning. [Mercury News] Sergio Zepeda wandered away from his San Jose home Saturday morning and spent the day and night wandering several miles over and... (Continue reading)

The real shame of American culture

OPINION By STACEY WARDE A woman at the thrift shop today asked me if I was homeless. I had just pulled a pair of Levi jeans off the rack, and a book on writing I’d discovered off the shelf and... (Continue reading)

Kashkari goes homeless in bid for governor’s mansion

The former U.S. Treasury official who administered the federal government’s bank bailout program recently spent a week living as a homeless man in Fresno. [LA Times] Multimillionaire Laguna Beach resident Neel Kashkari is the Republican candidate for the California governorship.... (Continue reading)

Is SLO’s vehicle sleeping ban unconstitutional?

By KAREN VELIE Amid a federal appellate court ruling Thursday that struck down a Los Angeles law that prohibits homeless from sleeping in their vehicles, San Luis Obispo homeless advocates are waiting to see how city officials will respond. A... (Continue reading)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)



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