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Subcommittee Talks Data, Minus Francisco

Subcommittee Chair Dale Francisco mysteriously absent from meeting. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wrist Slaps Give Way to Helping Hands

Diversionary program steers small-time homeless offenders away from jail's revolving door. Read story.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Schwartz: Aiding Homeless Is Civil Rights Work

Naomi Schwartz’s daughter says community service is in her blood. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Milpas Meeting: Less Ire, More Info

Freeway construction, dumping, and gangs were key topics. Read story.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Grand Jury Report Looks at Homeless Mentally Ill

In its most recent study, the Santa Barbara Grand Jury took a look at the mental health services available to the homeless, and the cycle of the homeless in and out of jail. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dilbert Faulkner Has a Boat to Build

Dilbert Faulkner, 55, won’t move into housing without his best friend. Read story.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Activists to Fight Loss of Pro Pay Program

The program ensures rent and utilities are paid on time every month. Read story.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Murillo Says She’s Not a Homeless Advocate

She acknowledges that the homeless have a negative impact on lower Milpas. Read story.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Homeless Count

No one could miss the hum of anticipation in the room as 350 people, give or take, were all about getting up at 3 a.m. the next day to begin a momentous three–day survey of the homeless. Read story.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Subcommittee Tackles City’s Homeless Grievances

Last week’s meeting reviewed the “Strategies to Address Community Issues Related to Homelessness.” Read story.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nancy Kapp Planning City Council Run

Kapp says the homeless are scapegoats for the frustration of a long-running economic downturn. Read story.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Foot Washing Event Caters to Downtrodden

Volunteers get up close and personal with destitute residents who often feel invisible. Read story.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rescue Mission Resident Cited for Resting in Park

Joan Frankell was lying on the grass at 6:45am when police cited her for camping. Read story.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Artisan Court Opening Draws Movers, Shakers

With Redevelopment Agencies at risk, future projects like Artisan Courts are in doubt. Read story.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kat Maxwell, of “Jane and Kat” Duo, Is Dead

Maxwell suffered a seizure on the way to visit family. Read story.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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