The issue has plagued areas like one near Arden Fair mall where drivers encounter people holding signs, begging for money, and some don’t take no for an answer.
Lodi business owners told city hall they’ve seen a significant number of homeless coming through their alleyways, and they say the crimes they are witnessing have them too afraid to approach the homeless themselves.
It’s been almost two months since Mark Anthony Green was homeless, living on the banks of the Sacramento River on and off for more than 20 years. He’s a different man today.
The pastor has already drummed up support from other community members, but he now wants to get the county on board to fix the area’s growing homeless problem.
On Dec. 4, homeless encampments became illegal in the city under Manteca’s Municipal Code. The city attorney can also prosecute people cited for public urination or defecation.
Police say that two teens have been arrested for allegedly attacking a Sonora homeless man.
The idea differs from Homeless Haven, a community built by activists as an experiment to keep the homeless population out of city parks. The tent city closed after more than a year in November 2013 after officials said it was too successful and attracted more homeless people to the area.
A local pastor has a new message to preach after spending 14 days sleeping on the streets of Sacramento.
A pastor for one of the largest congregations in the region is hitting the streets on a mission.
They say attempted break-ins and violence involving the homeless camping out behind their homes seem to be escalating.
Authorities will examine the torn clothing of a homeless man to determine whether a mountain lion mauled him at his Southern California encampment.
Neighbors say their Folsom streets have turned into a homeless hang out, and a ministry meant to help them is not helping.