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LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man

Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday afternoon while being filmed by an onlooker. [Los Angeles Times] The man, whom witnesses called “Africa,” was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two officers were treated for minor injuries.... (Continue reading)

Reverse homeless experiment in San Luis Obispo

Rich Ferguson conducted a social experiment in giving and human behavior in downtown San Luis Obispo. Interestingly, it seemed that those who had the least to give were the ones that gave, while the general public ignored the man’s attempts... (Continue reading)

Sex toy pops up at Santa Barbara City Council

A Santa Barbara candy shop owner delivered a surprise at a council meeting on Tuesday, but he did not gift city officials with any sweets. [KEYT] John Webby, the owner of Webby’s Candy Company, used rubber gloves to pull a... (Continue reading)

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)



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