Homelessness has spread beyond major Bay Area cities. COVID-19 is making it even more visible
By JILL TUCKER Photos by JESSICA CHRISTIAN Graphics by TODD TRUMBULL
July 9, 2020 a.m.
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Jeffrey Russell spends his nights in a dilapidated camper on the back of a broken-down truck, parked illegally between a row of pricey homes and the
West Coast sunset.
Like all those living in the dozens of RVs and cars lining the streets in Pacifica, Russell, a San Mateo
County native, is part of a spiking homeless population in this coastal city.