On Thursday, Novato Police Chief Matthew McCaffrey wrote a public letter to residents addressing recent social media posts that alleged homeless people were “kicked out” of Lee Gerner Park by police. In his letter, the chief said those claims were inaccurate. His letter, in its entirety, is below: In response […]

CLOSE The 2020-21 Season for Sharing campaign raised $2.1 million to be shared by these 176 nonprofit agencies across Arizona. Because The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com cover all promotional and administrative costs, 100 percent of donations  go to community organizations. Grants are given to groups that help at-risk children and families, support students and teachers and […]

Last week, a man was found dead near the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. While the exact cause is uncertain, staff think that the wet blankets he was wrapped in combined with freezing temperatures to cause his death. I am devastated. Another preventable death, another tragedy on our streets. […]

The Desert Sun Editorial Board Published 5:00 a.m. PT Nov. 14, 2020 The Street Medicine team provides health care services to the homeless and unsheltered populations in the Coachella Valley. (Photo: Courtesy CSUSB) The $150 million Project Roomkey program was launched during the spring in a frantic bid to keep at […]