Rows of tents fill an authorized lot at Tent City 5 in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle on Feb. 25, 2016. Sacramento officials toured the camp and are considering a similar model here.
Rows of tents fill an authorized lot at Tent City 5 in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle on Feb. 25, 2016. Sacramento officials toured the camp and are considering a similar model here. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Rows of tents fill an authorized lot at Tent City 5 in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle on Feb. 25, 2016. Sacramento officials toured the camp and are considering a similar model here. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
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April 25, 2016 3:35 PM

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