Homeless Flock to Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for Services

In about two hours, Paul Husser got a state ID card, signed up for food stamps and saw a registered nurse for a check up, all before sitting down for a hand-delivered plate of spaghetti, bread and salad. For a young homeless man struggling to make ends meet, Project Homeless Connect—the all day service bonanza at the Civic Auditorium on Tuesday—is an easy way to tick off the lingering items on his basic needs to-do-list.