Eric Garcetti

San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco continues to struggle with homelessness, with a population count revealing last week that the local homeless population had risen by 17% since 2017 — though youth and veteran homelessness had dropped.

Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in downtown San Francisco on June, 28, 2016. Homelessness is on the rise in the city, which has some of the highest housing costs in the nation.

Gavin Newsom Downplays Joe Biden’s California Prospects

California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested that former Vice President Joe Biden would face a tough contest in California, a delegate-rich state that will be hotly contested in the Democratic Party presidential primary in 2020.

Joe Biden (Mario Tama / Getty)

Typhus Epidemic Spreads in Los Angeles

A typhus epidemic is spreading in Los Angeles, and has moved beyond the homeless population, according to a report by local NBC News affiliate KNBC-4.

Los Angeles homeless (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Mayor Garcetti Says LA ‘East Coast of China’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti referred to the City of Angels as “the east coast of China” on Thursday while speaking to CNBC about his city’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

Eric Garcetti (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)