Homeless laws in California and Bay Area explained

In California, there are hundreds of “anti-homeless” laws. Although there is nothing that specifically bans or restricts homelessness, cities in the Golden State have created nearly a thousand codes and ordinances that experts and homeless advocates argue disproportionately affect unsheltered people.

Sunnyvale homeless shelter extending service

This week’s series of winter storms underscore the need for homeless shelters year-round according to some advocates. But most cold weather shelters are slated to close their doors in a few weeks. Jesse Gary reports.

Chef Pat feeds Oakland homeless after losing restaurant in fire

Thomas Patrick Former is a religious man who feels that no good deed will go unpunished. So even though Former, known to his devotees as “Chef Pat,” lost his popular Starfish Seafood Café in a four-alarm strip mall fire on MacArthur Boulevard last year, he did not despair.

San Jose's homeless reside next to tourists

San Jose City officials say they have a homeless crisis on their hands. In Downtown San Jose's Plaza de Cesar Chavez, sits colorful Adirondack chairs initially put there to attract tourists ahead of Super Bowl 50.