Marisa Kendall, San Jose Mercury News

Marisa Kendall

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vacaville Reporter
Past:
  • The Sun
  • Monterey Herald
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • ChicoER
  • Mercury-Register
  • Pasadena Star News
  • The Daily Democrat
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Pioneer Press
  • O.C. Register
  • and more…

Recent articles by Marisa:

Apple spent millions, but it couldn’t pull these San Jose residents out of homelessness

Apple put dozens of homeless San Jose residents up in a motel and tried to find them housing. Days before the program was set to end, many were still homeless. → Read More

Homelessness has grown 20% in San Mateo County, new data shows

The numbers represent a daunting challenge as the county works toward its goal of essentially ending homelessness this year. → Read More

Oakland wins $11 million to turn Coliseum hotel into homeless housing

The project, using funds from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Homekey initiative, will convert the 37-room hotel into housing. → Read More

Long-awaited Bay Area homelessness numbers show a worsening crisis

But though the number of homeless people is high and growing in most counties, there are signs COVID aid programs are helping, officials say. → Read More

Health insurance can now help some Californians find housing

An experimental new program backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom offers housing help via Medi-Cal. → Read More

Health insurance can now help some Californians find housing

An experimental new program backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom offers housing help via Medi-Cal. → Read More

California flush with cash amid unprecedented $97.5 billion surplus, Newsom says

The overflowing budget is buoyed by tax revenue from California’s wealthiest residents. → Read More

San Jose wins $25 million to turn downtown hotel into homeless housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom also proposed new statewide funds for his Homekey homeless housing initiative. → Read More

Alameda County needs $2.5 billion to end homelessness by 2026

Alameda County supervisors approved a plan that would essentially end homelessness in five years. Now, they just have to come up with $2.5 billion. → Read More

‘Wake up. Get busy:’ Silicon Valley congresswomen urge Dems to fight for abortion rights

Silicon Valley Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren called on politicians, the Supreme Court and voters to fight back as abortion-rights case Roe v. Wade faces annihilation. → Read More

Oakland considers new 1,000-person homeless shelter

The Oakland City Council voted to consider a new homeless shelter at the city’s former Army base. → Read More

San Jose votes to extend deadline to clear large airport homeless camp

The San Jose City Council also approved rules dictating where homeless people can and can’t camp throughout the city. → Read More

Opposition mounts as Newsom’s mental health care overhaul clears first hurdles

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s CARE Court faces pushback from a broad coalition of activists. → Read More

San Mateo County says it will end homelessness this year. Can it?

San Mateo County has set an ambitious goal of essentially ending homelessness by the end of this year. But many challenges remain. → Read More

His neighbors tried to save him. But the system was too broken

A group of Oakland neighbors tried to help a homeless, mentally ill neighbor. They had no idea how hard it would be. → Read More

As homeless deaths spike, Alameda County ramps up tracking efforts

More than 800 homeless people died between 2018 and 2020. Alameda County has launched new efforts to track and learn from these deaths. → Read More

Oakland: Security guard killed at tiny home site for homeless residents

The security guard, working the night shift, was killed in his car. → Read More

After Newsom chimes in, judge allows closure of East Bay homeless camp

A homeless encampment on the Berkeley-Emeryville border can be closed in three weeks, a judge ruled Wednesday. → Read More

Bay Area inmates build furniture for people coming out of homelessness

The new program at Santa Rita Jail aims to help reduce recidivism by allowing inmates to do volunteer work in their community. → Read More

Oakland wins $14.8 million grant to turn hotel into homeless housing

The funding, from the state’s Homekey program, will help Oakland buy the Piedmont Place hotel and turn it into 45 units of homeless housing. → Read More