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Fires burn Oakland homeless encampment

Oakland police and fire investigate an early morning fatal fire on Northgate Avenue in Oakland, Calif., that burned a small part of a larger homeless encampment at Sycamore Street on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The body of a man was found in the fire. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
February 14, 2018

On Sunday, Feb. 11, a fire broke out at a homeless encampment on 2600th St. and Northgate Ave. in West Oakland. The fire led to the death of an unidentified adult male. Police responded to a report of...

Video: Woodhams Lounge

Video: Woodhams Lounge
February 7, 2018

Pete Munoz is a Bay Area comedian, who does stand up every Monday at the Woodhams Lounge in San Jose. With support from the lounge, Pete takes the tips he makes, as well as specific donations from...

Financial aid can’t come soon enough

Financial aid can’t come soon enough
December 12, 2016

I became homeless the night of June 30 this year. Most of what I own is in a 5x5 storage unit and I’m living in my car for now. I had been renting a room in a house for $570 a month. But then I fell...

Sleeping in a glass bubble

Sleeping in a glass bubble
December 12, 2016

Daylight slowly makes its way in through the car window on a recent chilly morning in San Leandro. It’s time to wake up and start the day. Muscles stiff, I sit in my car for a half an hour and gaze at...

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness
November 14, 2016

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and...

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement
October 12, 2016

It’s been five years since activists with the Occupy movement made camp at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest social inequality and wealth disparity. Today, the tents are long-gone and supporters...

ASI cracks down on voting and homelessness

ASI cracks down on voting and homelessness
October 5, 2016

With the November 8 Election Day approaching, Cal State East Bay’s student government is currently working to increase student voter registration. The efforts are primarily online and include...

Report finds many students go without food or shelter

Report finds many students go without food or shelter
July 13, 2016

Homelessness is an epidemic that hits close to home for the California State University system. A study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy White in Feb. 2015 returned some stunning results last month....

Uno de cada diez estudiantes de la UEC no tiene hogar

Uno de cada diez estudiantes de la UEC no tiene hogar
July 13, 2016

La falta de vivienda es una epidemia que golpea cerca de casa para el sistema de la Universidad del Estado de California. Un estudio, encargado por el canciller de la UEC, Timothy White, en febrero del...

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle
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,...

Oakland’s homelessness continues

June 9, 2016

Pulling in from the freeway onto 17th Street in Oakland, two visibly homeless men stand on opposite sides of the street, beckoning the cars with their cardboard signs and empty paper cups. An “eyesore”...

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