Category Archives: Homelessness

Poop Patrol?

What San Francisco is doing, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, might need to be coming to Sacramento, if what I am hearing from folks venturing downtown which I stopped doing some time ago. An excerpt. In a city … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Great Story About Homeless

From CBS Channel 13. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – After falling on hard times, Todd Lewis turned to drugs and the streets became his home. “I promised myself this would be the last time,” he told himself again and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Is the Lower Parkway a Homeless “Containment” Zone

From this story in the LA Times (hat tip to Urbanexus, http://www.urbanexus.com/ about their skid row, it makes you wonder; as the lower areas of the Parkway (from Discovery Park to Cal Expo) certainly meets the definition (in our opinion) of the Parkway’s … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Seattle, Homelessness, & Tiny Houses

A good place to take a look at how the tiny houses method (which Sacramento has considered) can pan out, from the Seattle Times. An excerpt. The message had a hopeful tone: After months of delay, Nickelsville Ballard — one … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

E Coli In River Next to Homeless Camps

As this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. Some excerpts. Planning to visit the lower American River this holiday weekend? Potentially harmful levels of bacteria lurk in certain stretches, authorities warned Tuesday. Boaters, swimmers, kayakers and others can still enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homelessness in San Francisco

This story from NBC News Bay Area is sad, toxic and fixable, and unfortunately much of the same is happening in Sacramento, though perhaps not as toxic to children as few families live in the downtown grid compared to San … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Parkway’s Long Term Illegal Campers Being Relocated

According to this story from the Sacramento Bee, and that is very good news, only hundreds more to go. An excerpt. They lived outdoors for an average of four years, but some of them were homeless for decades. Nearly 90 … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness