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Photo by Michael McConnell

On Jan. 12, Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered the annual State of the City address, in which he discussed the ongoing homelessness crisis in San Diego and the city’s plans to address it. more

Feb 15, 2017 11:45 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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Photo by Duncan Moore

Let's just start calling it what it is: San Diego's skid row. It's a rather ugly and outdated name for an impoverished area of town where, more often than not, a city's most impoverished population lives. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:00 AM From the Editor 3 Comments

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Photo by Seth Combs

As he prepares for his 11th Father Joe’s 5K, it’s genuinely shocking to learn that August Castille is 90 years old. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo courtesy of Mission Focused

More than twice as many homeless people died alone on San Diego streets this year as compared to two years ago. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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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Homeless Lil Bill collects his thoughts.

Our homeless community is unquestionably the most vulnerable in the linked chain of human existence. And that’s a primary motivating force behind San Diego Homeless Awareness Day (Aug. 17). more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

One aspect of the move that was brought to my attention was neither earthshaking nor insignificant—but the apparent dropping of Neil Good’s name from the title of the day center was somewhat puzzling. (Keep reading for the surprise ending t... more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM From 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

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Photo by Ron Donoho

The executive director of a San Diego faith-based nonprofit said he was threatened by the San Diego Police Department that "the hammer would be brought down" on him if he didn't stop doing street feedings for the homeless in July, when the ... more

Jun 21, 2016 12:00 AM From 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

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Photo courtesy of Theodore W. Lee/Flickr

When San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made that proclamation in his January 14 State of the City address, a homelessness advocate sitting near me in the balcony of the Balboa Theatre gasped. more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

The city councilmember for downtown San Diego is the de facto mayor of homelessness. The June 7 primary election should determine if Chris Ward or Anthony Bernal (both Democrats) will sit in the District 3 seat being vacated by termed-out c... more

May 10, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Homelessness—what if it was you experiencing it, or your brother, sister, mother, father, friend? What if you saw the plight of our vulnerable neighbors every day as you left your warm and safe downtown condo? more

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Regarding “Nuñez release points to need for clemency reform” [April 13]: The coverage of Ethan Couch in Texas put a spotlight on “affluenza,” but affluenza is not unusual or new; and Esteban Nuñez is just another instance. more

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

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Photo by Ron Donoho

Shortly after an activist posted photos of a pointy rock installation that would deter homeless people from sleeping under a downtown San Diego bridge, his social media page lit up. more

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Homelessness has become white noise. It’s like when you live under the flight path near Lindbergh Field. The extreme sound of a descending jet engine is obnoxious, not unlike being front row at Coachella with Axl Rose on stage. more

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Something was brewing. McConnell, a downtown resident, local businessman and former head of the homelessness advocacy group 25 Cities San Diego, set out early on Monday morning to document the San Diego Police Department sweeping homeless e... more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

In one formidable corner: Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and the hoteliers who want a contiguous, bayfront convention center expansion. And in the other corner: San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos and JMI Realty (unde... more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by David Troyan Photography Studios

During her time as a public servant, Black was a vocal proponent of housing and services for the homeless. In 2000, as president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership she served on an Ad Hoc Committee of dozens of civic leaders who came tog... more

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

The “new” ideas are sound. The follow-through is what will be crucial to bettering and possibly saving the lives of our region’s homeless populations of veterans and those with severe mental illnesses. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor