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The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

June 9, 2016

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people, tents, grocery carts, tarps, bags, blankets, chairs, buckets, bikes and hundreds of miscellane...

Homelessness hits close to home

Homelessness hits close to home

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

April 20, 2016

The last time my younger brother and I visited my mom, she was living in “The Jungle,” a former homeless camp in San Jose. She has been a crystal meth drug addict for 16 years and is currently homeless. My mom hasn’t always lived this lifestyle; she was such a great person and caretaker. Her name is R...

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