2020-09-28@04:44:45 GMT
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    SAN FRANCISCO (CBSSF) — As winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the need to house the homeless is more urgent than ever. “We’re really nervous now that it’s kind of getting into the fall,” said Bill Bedrossian, CEO of non-profit Covenant House California, a non-profit that manages the YEAH! Shelter, the only homeless shelter for youth in Berkeley. In January, teenagers Jake Gleysteen and Montel Ward were sleeping on the floor of a church. Hope was running high, though, because of an offer from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office: Covenant House was going to receive new trailers to temporarily house them, part of a fleet dispatched from Sacramento. But, according to a new report, the Trump administration has put...
    EMERYVILLE — Private shopping sprees typically are reserved for the rich and famous. But the giddy young people piling their arms high with free Forever 21 merchandise were neither — they were from a local homeless shelter. “I’ve never done anything like it before!” said one young woman as she poured over the jewelry display, selecting a necklace of rainbow beads to go with the marigold dress slung over her arm. “It’s just amazing. Especially from not really having much, to be able to pick whatever I want.” When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last year, it left behind all of the clothes, shoes and accessories in its store at Emeryville’s Bay Street shopping center, in accordance with a court agreement....