Activists marched through the Tenderloin to denounce a plan by the city to remove hundreds of homeless people from the area in accordance with a legal settlement brought on by UC Hastings, among others.
A disturbing video shows someone lighting a firework and throwing it at a man lying on the street in Harlem. The firework explodes as the suspect runs off.
A resident heard noises in her home about 3:30 p.m. and came downstairs to see the interior ransacked and a man fleeing.
The Orange County District Attorney's office Thursday announced charges against a man accused of poisoning eight homeless people, including an elderly person, in a series of attacks that were videotaped to record the victims’ reactions to eating food laced with oleoresin capsicum, which is twice as strong as the pepper spray used by police.
The program will provide temporary free hotel rooms to San Francisco essential workers living with others in neighborhoods with higher COVID-19 rates.
As of last week, hotel rooms designated to shelter homeless people in San Francisco from COVID-19 were less than half full.
According to Mission Local, text messages from July and August of last year between Breed and Chief Bill Scott, show the mayor urging Scott to roust homeless people from their encampments despite her repeated denials.
A total of 48 homeless people died, compared to 14 during the same time period last year.
The man entered a Fremont home illegally on two occasions and set a fire inside the home.
The county project known as Bayfront Station leases a block of rooms at an undisclosed hotel in the county for homeless people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms, but are categorized as high risk under federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Seventy tents are arranged on the parking lot, with restrooms, showers, and hand-washing stations nearby.
In San Francisco, which has moved more than 1,000 of its estimated 8,000 homeless into hotels, nonprofits raised money to get rooms for some who couldn’t get them. Activists have pleaded with Mayor London Breed to do more.
On Saturday, the Salvation Army joined with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for drive-thru food distributions in Oakland and San Francisco.
By next week, an empty parking lot of the Finley Community Center in West Santa Rosa will be a tent city for homeless people. It's an encampment being organized by the city.
The 24,600-square-foot city-owned parking lot at 2060 W. College Ave. will be for temporary use to provide safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I'm very happy that I found work," Jose said in Spanish through a translator. "I now have money to send to my family. This is very important."
By the city's own estimate, there are now more than 300 tents, a 285% -increase since January.
Long before the crisis, the Tenderloin neighborhood faced many challenges, but COVID-19 has led to a renewed focus on how to support unsheltered residents.
The protest ended with one person cited and released by police after advocates demanded the city provide housing for all unsheltered residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police responded to a vacant building in San Francisco on Friday after two homeless women and community advocates moved into a property they claim had sat empty for years.