Angel Russell/KCBX

A new campground of sorts is now set up for homeless individuals living in Paso Robles. City officials say the main goal is to relocate people living in the Salinas riverbed, where several fires have ignited.

California just counted its homeless—a tally sure to be inaccurate, and politically weaponized

Feb 4, 2020
Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee

With yellow vests and flashlights, over 200 volunteers recently fanned out across Fresno to count homeless people. Along the railway, one group walked by a freight container with a mattress and shoes inside, and past a dirt cot enclosed in a tarp pegged to a bush.

SLO County Homeless Census & Survey/ASR

According to the county’s department of social services, the number of homeless people in San Luis Obispo County rose by nearly 32 percent in 2019, compared to a count two years ago. The latest estimated numbers were released Thursday.