I had a poignant moment at my campsite this morning. Involving those goddamn wild turkeys, believe it or not. My hated enemies. But as much of a nemesis and a pain in the ass they can be, I realized there was a bond there.
San Francisco-based company, GameChanger LLC, and seven unhoused residents ended a year-long land use dispute on Monday when residents agreed to leave a 1.5 acre tract of company-owned land just west of Wood Street in West Oakland in exchange for accepting material or monetary concessions.
Living outside is never easy, but the rain and cold create additional burdens for unhoused people. The following is a list of items to keep on hand to help meet the immediate needs of unsheltered people during the winter months.
On November 10, the Oakland City Council voted to confirm Mayor Libby Schaaf’s nine selections for the City’s new Homeless Commission. The long-anticipated commission comes two years after the passing of Measure W.
In July 2019, Rick Paulas generously donated hundreds of copies of his book, Eastern Span, for Street Spirit vendors to sell along with their papers. That experiment was a success—some vendors earned hundreds of extra dollars during the months they were selling his novel. Because of this success, he donated an additional 775 books for our vendors to sell in the coming months.
Justin had what he wanted. Natascha was a one-year-old, female, Russian Blue cat, in near-perfect health. He had bought a pet hospital months before to avoid answering the questions of an adoption agency or county shelter.