And for Rev. Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission, he says the homeless crisis has reached a breaking point. “At this point, I’m very concerned about everyone in L.A. because…
Orange County has missed out on millions of state and federal taxpayer dollars to address its growing homelessness by not being assertive enough in preparing for and seeking the funds.
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said Wednesday he is terminating the county’s agreement with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to house federal detainees, saying he needs the jail space to accommodate…
A number of recent high-profile police shootings in Sacramento have resulted in deaths of African American men showing signs of mental illness.
More than 23,000 people with violent felony convictions or deemed mentally ill, illegally own guns in California. Local law enforcement called for additional resources to help the Attorney General remove guns…
Stephon Clark was shot dead by Sacramento police with a cell phone in his hand they thought was a gun. Joseph Mann was shot by police while brandishing a knife at…
Protect California pushing police-backed legislation and other policies as civil-rights groups gain momentum to change how the state addresses police violence.
That’s the contention by Protect California, a nonprofit law enforcement-backed group that supports SB 230.
More than 85,000 of California’s most vulnerable low-income residents, including those who are homeless and have been recently incarcerated, are enrolling in a pilot project linking health care to social services.
The web of causes is complex and tangled, but it’s clear California is in the midst of a mental health crisis, one that intertwines with a drug epidemic and pervasive homelessness.
Oakland officials plan to enforce a no-camping zone around Lake Merritt beginning Thursday as they try to move homeless individuals into shelters and clear the area of trash.
Fresno neighbors and businesses say a homeless camp at high-speed rail site filled with debris, defecation and needles left by homeless campers are creating an eyesore and public health risk.
Fatal shootings are the rare outcomes of the millions of encounters between police officers and the public. In each of the past four years, the nationwide remains almost the same.
These days, the main path to treatment at a state psychiatric hospital is through jail. Although controversial, many families conclude they are the best option for their loved ones.
California prison inmates who went through certain behavioral therapy programs committed crimes at nearly the same rate after their release as those who did not participate, according to state investigators.
Most people who cycle through our criminal justice system have serious health care needs. Three out of every five state prisoners and sentenced jail inmates have a substance abuse problem.
Californians should be outraged by a recent state auditor’s report showing that counties have failed to spend $2.5 billion in taxpayer money that is intended to help the mentally ill.