Articles Tagged With ‘homeless’




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SLO fire burns homeless woman’s belongings

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A homeless woman who was sleeping on the property of a San Luis Obispo Vons awoke late Tuesday night to find her belongings on fire. The blaze destroyed her possessions, San Luis Obispo Battalion Chief Bob Bisson said. At about... (Continue reading)

SLO County declares homeless crisis

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to declare a homeless shelter crisis. The declaration allows officials to open up county buildings at night so the homeless can stay warm. The board also authorized spending a... (Continue reading)

Hill promotes wife during homeless debate

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As community leaders decide how to best handle the recently displaced homeless population in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is promoting his wife’s homeless nonprofit while denigrating other competing homeless services providers. The Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

Homeless to get the boot from Grover Beach camp

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Grover Beach city officials plan to clear out a homeless camp next week and evict the individuals living there. A prominent member of the local homeless services industry says she is trying to find them housing. [Tribune] The camp is... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed at Grover Beach homeless camp

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A 28-year-old man was stabbed at a Grover Beach homeless encampment Tuesday evening. The man suffered serious injuries but survived. Police have not made an arrest, and the suspected attacker remains at large. Around 6:55 p.m., Grover police officers and... (Continue reading)

Yes, we are criminalizing homelessness

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OPINION by TIM WAAG Where can the homeless go without getting ticketed? Cities are judged by how they treat the less fortunate. On that basis, the “happiest place on earth” is doing poorly. SLO County has about 150 shelter beds... (Continue reading)

Homeless suffer during cold spells

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OPINION by BECKY JORGESON It’s 5 a.m. in the morning and it’s 26 degrees out. I wonder how many more homeless people will die this winter on the Central Coast from hypothermia. We have so many volunteers signed up, excited... (Continue reading)

Atascadero planner mocks the public on Twitter

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By KAREN VELIE Over the past four years, an Atascadero planner has made a series of negative comments on Twitter about people who speak during public meetings, the homeless, old people, churches and several public officials he calls teabaggers. These... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials clean creek, kick out homeless

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Piles of trash, needles and human feces are now gone from a section of Morro Creek. So are the people who were living there. On Thursday, the city of Morro Bay conducted a creek cleanup at the location of a... (Continue reading)

California city to pay $4.9 million for killing of homeless man

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The city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a homeless man whom police beat to death in July 2011. [Reuters] Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man with... (Continue reading)



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