Tue March 3, 2015

Homeless veterans’ unlikely home in San Francisco’s Financial District

Jackie Cooper at home
Marcy Fraser KALW


Jacqueline Cooper is a lot like you.

“I'm not any different than anybody else,” she says. “I'm a mother, I'm a daughter, I'm a sister, a wife at one point.”

However, there’s more to her than that. For one, she’s a retired United States Marine Corps sergeant. For another, she’s dealt with mental illness throughout her life.

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Tue March 3, 2015

Gary Kamiya meets San Francisco's "Outsiders"

San Francisco Magazine Executive Editor Gary Kamiya


The latest count of homeless individuals in San Francisco revealed that 6,436 people in the city are without a home. That is a number that has barely changed over the past few years, even though the city spends more than 165 million dollars a year on homeless services.

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Wed February 11, 2015

San Jose’s homeless shuffled along the tracks

A man looks through bikes at a homeless encampment in San Jose. Many people removed from a camp known as The Jungle have tried to find other safe places to live as a community but keep getting moved.
Leslie Griffy

The gravel edge of the railroad tracks that backs on to a warehouse wasn’t the end of the line for Marshawn Lewis and his neighbors. In fact, they’ve already scattered.

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Wed January 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

One night with the SF Homeless Outreach Team

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

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Wed January 28, 2015

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux) aims to connect Oakland neighbors across the city
Bert Johnson / East Bay Express