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Tag Archives: Homeless

Oakland punk rockers serve up lunch and clean needles

By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter —   Beneath the thrum of freeway traffic, Michele Magobet shuffles past a foldout table. Pausing to examine plastic tubs, she picks … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

After nearly six years, the sit-lie law is having trouble staying on its feet

By Grady Penna, Bay News Rising staff reporter – Decorated with a nine-ball ornament dangling from his neck, rings covering each finger and a hulking pack strapped to his back, … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

When no place to park means no place to live: S.F. car dwellers “hammered by cops”

By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Melodie has lived in an RV since 2008, but this day, the 57-year-old looks distraught as she gazes down the road: A … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments