HomeFirst’s Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose Now Allows Pet Dogs

HomeFirst’s Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose has always allowed service and therapy dogs for its homeless guests. The dogs must remain with the owners at all times and are often in crates next to their owners. Regular pet dogs were not allowed – until now that is! Continue reading HomeFirst’s Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose Now Allows Pet Dogs

Fire in Homeless Encampments Is a Danger to Everyone

On March 28 at approximately 3:50 pm, a fire was reported on private land called the Kavanaugh Tract. Located on the edge of Menlo Park and across the street from homes in East Palo Alto, the fire spread through grass and bushes that were four to six feet high. Despite the wetness of the area, a firm bog, and green grass, the fire spread rapidly with flames reaching 20 feet high. The fire was one of several in the past month that broke out near homeless encampments. This one just happened to spread out of control. Continue reading Fire in Homeless Encampments Is a Danger to Everyone

World War Two Veteran Does Not Have Anywhere to Go from Home of 19 years

A WWII veteran who wishes to remain anonymous in the news is being forced out of his home of 19 years. He has been renting the same apartment in Menlo Park since he was 73. Now the 92-year-old veteran is being forced out by the end of June. Back in November of 2015 he signed an agreement that he would move. With 3-1/2 months left, he still has not found a place to go to, but wherever it is, it will not be San Mateo. The rents have risen above his ability to pay. Continue reading World War Two Veteran Does Not Have Anywhere to Go from Home of 19 years