Sacramento Stand Down, a three-day effort to help homeless veterans, needs volunteers.

Unusual gala includes invited guests from the charities it serves.

A fire along the El Dorado Trail has prompted police to increase patrols and crack down on illegal camps along the bike path.

One study found that the number of homeless deaths remains consistent throughout the year. The elements continue to take a toll regardless of the season.

The Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a new Sacramento County panhandling ordinance as unconstitutional.

The month-long National Suit Drive begins today with the goal of procuring professional clothing for homeless men and women in the Sacramento area.

For the second straight year, mobile cuisine came to hundreds who typically receive their meals at shelters or from charitable organizations.

Homeless people and their advocates gather in downtown Sacramento to advocate for better services.

Sacramento County supervisors this week voted to ban aggressive panhandling in response to complaints from suburban business leaders and residents.

Loaves & Fishes is floating a plan to relocate and expand Friendship Park, where hundreds of homeless people receive meals and other services each day, on its property north of downtown Sacramento.

Shelter and housing for vulnerable seniors, domestic abuse victims and homeless people are Sacramento County’s most pressing social service needs, according to a new county report.

Authorities in Placer County have in recent months stepped up enforcement against what they describe as a growing population of homeless campers in Auburn.

Many of them took their final breaths alone and anonymously, in narrow alleys, empty fields or cold riverbeds.

Social service agencies are gathering blankets, collecting coats and scrambling to find warm havens for hundreds of homeless people in the Sacramento area who face the prospect of sleeping outdoors in frigid temperatures this week.

In the old Gold Rush town of Placerville, born from rough-hewn mining camps, a heralded social experiment is packing up its tents today.

For as long as there have been trains, people have been riding them illegally. The practice continues, but with a modern spin, including websites, cell phones and Facebook pages.

The head of the homeless services organization founded by Mayor Kevin Johnson has abruptly left his post.

Southside Park turns into rock concert, job and health fair for region’s homeless.

Sacramento County’s “sanctuary” shelter program, which lets homeless men and women spend chilly nights inside houses of worship, will be open throughout the year if advocates can raise enough funds to sustain it, officials said.

David Frederick has been coming to Loaves & Fishes off and on since 2000. When Frederick arrived early Monday to the site of the Sacramento homeless shelter and advocacy organization, he hoped to be served a hot meal.

An organization that has operated a legal campground for homeless people in Placerville for the past year will present a request Sept. 10 to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to move the operation to county-owned land west of town.

Chico City Council members have rejected a new ordinance that would have criminalized sitting or lying on the sidewalks of a specified Chico downtown area.

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