homeless

9:39am

Thu February 19, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alex Petrini, 14 (center), and classmates from Sacred Heart Preparatory School came to St. Mary's Cathedral for a candlelight vigil against the proposed "morality" document
Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

King tides at Candlestick Point offer glimpse of planet’s future // SF Gate

“As this week’s king tides washed over a small beach at Candlestick Point, the San Francisco Bay became an unlikely classroom for teaching the grim reality of sea-level rise...

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6:05pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Transportation

Finding a home on Hotel 22

Elizabeth Garber talks to the bus driver at the Palo Alto Transit Center
Isabel Angell

I’m on the Valley Transportation Authority’s Line 22 bus somewhere between East San Jose and Palo Alto. It’s 2:30 a.m., and it’s raining. I start a conversation with a man sitting down, and ask him if he’s heard the nickname for the bus.

“Yeah, well there's the Motel 22 or Hotel 22. That's the big one I've heard.”

I ask him what he calls the bus.

“I call it home.”

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5:04pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

A bike shop called Good Karma

A bike hangs on the wall outside Good Karma Bikes in San Jose
Leslie Griffy

Getting around sprawling Santa Clara County is a trick for anyone, but for those without housing, getting to and from services and opportunities is even tougher.

That’s where Good Karma Bikes comes in. On Saturdays, the volunteer and job-training cycling clinic and store does free repairs on bikes brought in by homeless folks.

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1:16pm

Mon February 9, 2015

5:59pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Memorializing San Francisco’s homeless

Reverend Lyle Beckman and other faith leaders prepare for the memorial
Laura Flynn

The memorial

About a hundred people have gathered in a circle at Civic Center Plaza, a park at the footsteps of San Francisco’s City Hall. Holding lit candles, the crowd huddles closely together.

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