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Medical examiner: Homeless deaths on the rise in San Diego County

Medical examiner: Homeless deaths on the rise in San Diego County

Volunteers were out early Friday canvassing the streets, canyons and riverbanks as part of San Diego County’s annual homeless count. But one stat is already known: The number of homeless people dying in the county increased significantly in 2017, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Last year, the office recorded 126 homeless deaths — up 17 percent over the 108 ... Read More »

Hundreds of homeless get free tickets <br/> out of San Diego

Hundreds of homeless get free tickets
out of San Diego

Over the past five years, a downtown-based nonprofit has bused more than 1,000 homeless people out of San Diego in hopes of reuniting them with friends and family. The Family Reunification Program — established in 2012 by the Downtown San Diego Partnership — gives homeless in downtown a free Greyhound bus ticket to anywhere in the nation if they can ... Read More »

San Diego will reopen locked restrooms at Fault Line Park

San Diego will reopen locked restrooms at Fault Line Park

The public restrooms attached to a restaurant at Fault Line Park — closed for almost a year because the restaurant staff voiced safety concerns related to the area’s growing homeless population — will reopen to the public in the coming weeks, a city of San Diego spokeswoman said. Just two months after the East Village park opened in August 2015, ... Read More »