Articles Tagged With ‘homeless’

San Luis Obispo drops plan for homeless parking, unsure about future plans

By KAREN VELIE The city of San Luis Obispo and a nonprofit dropped plans on Wednesday to provide an overnight parking area for homeless people on Palm Street near the Veterans Memorial Building after neighbors raised procedural, safety and legal... (Continue reading)

Atascadero cleans up encampments, finds housing for two

By KAREN VELIE Multiple agencies have worked for several weeks to clean up and remove homeless encampments at the Highway 101 and Morro Road intersection area because of safety concerns, the city announced last week. Staff from Atascadero, Caltrans and... (Continue reading)

Newsom awards millions to help Central Coast homeless move into housing

By KAREN VELIE Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday plans to provide Central Coast communities with more than $27 million to help people move out of homeless encampments and into housing. In this latest round of funding to combat homelessness, Newsom... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach cracks down on homeless camping

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to reduce the number of homeless people sleeping in their cars and camping in portions of the community, Grover Beach is now restricting camping in the coastal city. An ordinance, which went into effect... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor, League of Cities ask California for $3 billion for homeless services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica Stewart joined the League of California Cities in Sacramento on Wednesday in calling for the state to spend $3 billion on combating homelessness. Hundreds of city officials gathered outside the state Capitol... (Continue reading)

RV fire breaks out at SLO County safe parking site

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Firefighters extinguished an RV fire Sunday evening at the San Luis Obispo County overnight parking site near Highway 1 and Kansas Avenue. At 6:35 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning at 855 Oklahoma Avenue, the location... (Continue reading)

Homeless man allegedly assaults case manager in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a homeless man who allegedly assaulted a case manager at a SLO sports complex Friday afternoon. The San Luis Obispo Fire Department’s Mobile Crisis Unit contacted a transient at the Damon-Garcia... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande considering expanded homeless parking program

By JOSH FRIEDMAN At a time San Luis Obispo County is planning on shutting down its homeless parking site, the city of Arroyo Grande is considering creating a formal overnight parking program. Previously, the city approved a temporary homeless parking... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant allegedly killed homeless men in California

An illegal immigrant, who has been deported from the United States six times and was recently being questioned by police in Texas, is accused of a string of attacks on homeless men who were sleeping on beaches and streets in... (Continue reading)

Fire breaks out at SLO homeless camp

A fire broke out at a homeless camp in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning, and the blaze spread into thick vegetation. San Luis Obispo firefighters responded quickly, though, and extinguished the blaze. Fire officials say the blaze was started... (Continue reading)