Santa Clara County

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Tue April 28, 2015

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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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5:57pm

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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6:06pm

Thu September 11, 2014

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