Newsom signs $12 billion bill to fight homelessness in California
LAPD officers Adrian Gonzalez, left, and Sgt. - Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facing a massive homelessness crisis and a looming recall vote, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday funneled an unprecedented $12 billion into services and housing for Californians without homes or at risk of losing their homes. Newsom signed the funding bill as he stood in front of the Sebastopol Inn in Sonoma County, a hotel that has been converted into homeless housing using state funds. With Monday’s record-breaking funding package, Newsom hopes to build on programs that have successfully provided temporary and long-term shelter to tens of thousands of unhoused people during the...