Sister Libby Fernandez of Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento listens to speakers at a City Council subcommittee’s meeting on homelessness. The meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, discussed service programs and potential for creating a city-sanctioned camp.
Sister Libby Fernandez of Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento listens to speakers at a City Council subcommittee’s meeting on homelessness. The meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, discussed service programs and potential for creating a city-sanctioned camp. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Sister Libby Fernandez of Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento listens to speakers at a City Council subcommittee’s meeting on homelessness. The meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, discussed service programs and potential for creating a city-sanctioned camp. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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February 29, 2016 08:08 PM

UPDATED October 17, 2017 12:27 PM

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  • 'If you want to push us out, help us.' Homeless man says he has no good options but the streets.

    Xavier Cabano, 28, and four friends were camped out on 14th Street on Tuesday, eating snacks and guarding a large cart the group uses to store their clothes. He said his group has gotten more grief from police since residents began asking city officials to clear them out.

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