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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)

Support housing the homeless, not a giant shelter

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON Editor’s Note: Following San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter proposing rapid re-housing for the homeless and a rehab of the current homeless shelter John Spatafore, Sandee Menge, Paul Wolff and Councilman John Ashbaugh voiced their support... (Continue reading)

Traditional homeless shelter vs. permanent housing

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Two overriding concerns are prevalent when addressing the homeless situation in San Luis Obispo. How do we maintain the health and safety of our businesses and residents while at the same time providing a... (Continue reading)

Is Dee Torres on leave from CAPSLO by her own choosing?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The embattled former director of the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s (CAPSLO) homeless services program is currently on leave from her job with the nonprofit, but it is unclear whether she is skipping work on... (Continue reading)

SLO code enforcers eye landlord housing the poor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo property owner contends that multiple tenants of his are facing the threat of homelessness as a result of unwarranted action city code enforcers are taking against him. John Holloman, an 84-year-old retired medical... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO bars alcohol and drug users from services

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) announced plans to stop providing homeless services to those its staff deems to have problems with drugs and alcohol beginning on June 1. The changes are slated to prohibit about 12 percent... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Neal cover for Hill on CAPSLO dustup

Following a feud between County Supervisor Adam Hill and the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), board of supervisor chairman Bruce Gibson and county counsel Rita Neal came to Hill’s defense claiming the controversial supervisor had always... (Continue reading)



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