San Jose

6:02pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

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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5:52pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Life after the Jungle: One woman's struggle with homelessness

Tami Cockrell, 27, and her boyfriend Leonard outside Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose.
Isabel Angell

In early December 2014, the city of San Jose tore down the Jungle, a homeless encampment thought to be one of the biggest in the country. One of the people evicted from the Jungle was 27-year-old Tami Cockrell. I met her that day as she was pushing a shopping cart away from the Jungle, piled high with everything she owned. She was crying because she couldn’t find her boyfriend.

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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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5:57pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Jose dismantles The Jungle

An abandoned shelter in the Jungle. You can see a shelf with ceramic ducks, carpeting, and welcome sign.
Isabel Angell

Crews dismantled a large homeless encampment in San Jose Thursday. Called the “Jungle,” it’s thought to be the biggest homeless camp in the country. The camp was home to up to three hundred people who occupied over sixty acres of a park along a creek bed. But San Jose has been under pressure from different agencies who say the Jungle is polluting the creek.

Early Thursday morning, Tamara Cockrell walked away from the Jungle, pushing a shopping cart piled high with all her belongings.

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9:52am

Fri October 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 10.17.14

transmitdistort

Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke…  and more

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