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Before it’s over: ‘Live’ photo gallery of Berkeley election

The election season in Berkeley has been in full swing since just after Labor Day. There have been marches and forums, endorsements and op-eds about the multitude of measures and candidates. Enjoy this photo gallery of all that has been happening in Berkeley. And let’s keep it going: share your photos with us by dropping them into the Berkeleyside Flickr pool, emailing tips@berkeleyside.com, or tagging us on Twitter or Instagram. We will be adding photos to this gallery until the election is over. (more…)

The Berkeley Wire: 10.20.16

Physicist Marvin Cohen to receive 2017 Franklin Medal (UCB News)
Parks, public works departments appeal to council for more funds (Daily Cal)
New Opportunity Lab to focus on policy for poverty, inequality (UCB News)
UC Berkeley workers protest, saying many experience food insecurity (KTVU)
City Council addresses winter shelter situation (Daily Cal)
Getting close to fascism with Berkeley Rep’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ (New Yorker)

Photos: Living on the streets of Berkeley

Walk down any street in Berkeley, from the shores of the Marina up to the UC Berkeley campus, and chances are good you will spot someone living on the street. Sometimes they are sleeping. Sometimes they are playing music. Sometimes they are panhandling. On occasion, they are protesting.

Berkeley seeks to house those most in need at The Hub

It used to be that those who were homeless in Berkeley had to navigate a complex tangle of services to try to find help. In January, the city launched what it hopes will be a coordinated, collaborative system designed to provide permanent housing to those who need it most and collect data to create a better overall picture of who is seeking aid in the city.