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As the Nov. 8 election approaches, San Diego is engaged in a debate over whether to raise the hotel tax in order to pay for a new Chargers football stadium in downtown’s East Village. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

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Photo by Steph Johnson

Two days before last week's San Diego Homeless Awareness Day I went to East Village looking for the Living Water Church. I couldn’t find a sign but did see an open door on what seemed to be the right block, so I went in. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

I completely understand the desire to have shocking articles in the interest of selling advertising. I am disappointed that this article was allowed to use social consciousness as an excuse for terrible journalism and complete disrespect to... more

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that was mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?,” July 6]. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

I talk to a lot of people about homelessness, and I’m often told that “these people” want to be homeless. This is a myth. more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?” July 6]. People accused the Red Cross of not treating homeless people like disaster vi... more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

Last Thursday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SDPD homicide Capt. David Nisleit and other police brass converged for a press conference to announce they’d arrested a suspect in the grisly murder-... more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Thumbs up to more than 70 media outlets in San Francisco that are banding together today (June 29) to flood their market with a sea of coverage on local homelessness. more

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Jeeni Criscenzo moved to San Diego after the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, having spent the previous year writing a daily blog called CPR4Democracy. more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 AM News

Just wanted to send you a note to let you know that your article “Trump has finally jumped the shark” [June 8] resonated with me. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Michael McConnell

What does it take to end veteran homelessness? A lot of coordinated effort and comprehensive data… more

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Mr. Decker has written retrograde nonsense before (“The vindication of a lesbian porn connoisseur” comes to mind) but this really takes the cake. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Does it make you uncomfortable to take shits in public? Well, most homeless people would like to do private things in private, too, but they don’t get that choice. Either give people a place to shit— public dedicated or mobile restrooms—or ... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

After reading your neighborhood feature on South Park [“Neighborhood Watch,” March 2] I thought I might add a few observations from the perspective of an actual resident. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

I applaud your articles on homelessness and the effort being made to reduce the death rate here and elsewhere. But I want to interject one very sad reality. I was as close to homeless in 2008 that I ever came to and the night before we were... more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

Inside a near-packed Balboa Theatre last week, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer aimed a hearty 750 words at homelessness during his annual State of the City address. more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

A Father Joe’s Villages web page warns about the dangers of inclement weather. It reads: “Imagine if the roof over your head disappeared and the blanket on your bed was soaking wet. For San Diego’s homeless neighbors, shelter and warmth are... more

Jan 6, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

A new West Coast Alliance of Mayors was announced Dec. 11 with an agenda of uniting cities in addressing the growing crisis of homelessness. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

San Diego has traditionally added extra “inclement weather” shelter beds for the homeless during the winter. For decades that’s taken the shape of two massive temporary tents erected in Barrio Logan and Midway District. more

Dec 9, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

Thank you for your article on our homeless vets [“Political will and homeless veterans,” Nov. 11]. I do think the problems run much deeper and are more systemic. more

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor