Several city leaders attended a public forum in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday to respond to a number of hot button issues in the area, including crime, drugs, mental health, and homelessness.
San Francisco's newest supervisor says his background and experience will help him address some of the city's biggest issues. Matt Dorsey attended his first Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning just one day after being sworn into office.
The state will allocate $4.7 million to help improve conditions at the Oakland homeless encampment on Wood Street.
Roughly 1,000 homeless residents of Oakland may soon be able to find shelter on the city's former Army base following a resolution approved Tuesday by the City Council.
Oakland firefighters were called to a fire that broke out underneath the Lake Merritt Boulevard overpass near the Kaiser Convention Center and 1200 Lakeshore Avenue.
Governor Newsom’s controversial plan to force some people into court-ordered treatment faced its first public hearing. The state senate judiciary committee took public comment for a bill that would establish a CARE court, designed to get the severely mentally ill off the streets.
The city will use the grant to purchase the Golden Bear Inn, a 37,000-square-foot site on San Pablo Avenue, and convert it into 43 housing units, space for counseling, a community room and a dining hall.
A security guard at a community cabin site for unhoused residents in Oakland was shot and killed while on the job last week.
The Bay Area Council has put out its latest survey of the sense and sensibilities of Bay Area residents on a wide variety of major economic and quality of life issues. While it's just a snapshot in time, it is one that is in sharp focus.
One person was found dead in an RV after a fire broke out at an Oakland homeless encampment, the city's fire department said.
A man who is homeless in San Rafael has sued both the city and CalTrans, claiming that living in a camp near the freeway has caused multiple health issues.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that he wants the Legislature to approve the establishment of so-called mental health courts in each of California's 58 counties.
San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman on Tuesday proposed legislation to ensure that homeless residents be provided with shelter more quickly and be offered a wider range of options -- including tiny homes and other non-congregate shelters.
The 90-day emergency declaration aimed at cleaning up San Francisco's Tenderloin District expires Thursday. The mayor’s office is saying just because that order is expiring; it doesn't mean the work is over.
As BART ridership increases the transit system's police chief reassured the public that the system's safety is a priority.
Contra Costa County officials have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement in a deadly police shooting.
San Francisco's first tiny home community is ready for residents in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he has no intention of rounding homleess people up and locking them away. Instead, he said his plan would offer a way for people to get court-ordered psychiatric treatment, medication and housing, preferably before they are arrested.
The proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, would require all counties in California to set up a mental health branch in civil court to assist people in need of help but who won’t accept services.
Freezing temperatures across the Bay Area is causing concern about the safety of the thousands of people who sleep on the streets.