The Berkeley Wire: 12.13.16

Berkeley Food Pantry feeds hungry, helps environment (East Bay Times) ATF: No determination yet on cause of deadly warehouse fire (NBC) Bernard Taper, a former Cal journalism professor, dies (Daily Cal) A BAMPFA exhibit shows the impact of Conceptualism (Forbes) Food pantry, county food bank, partner to feed more students (UCB News) An elegy for Caffe Med […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Berkeley Wire: 07.26.16

NLRB files charge against WeWork after Berkeley complaint (Business Insider) Coroner confirms remains are of missing 22-year old Cal student (Mercury News) Council agrees to divest from private prisons (Daily Cal) Police Review Commission: Timeline of important events (Daily Cal) Car burglaries increase at UC Berkeley (KRON) Do you rely on Berkeleyside for your local news? […]

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. See full coverage on Berkeleyside of the […]

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. One […]

Crime in Berkeley: Sexual assault at Seabreeze, hammer attack at Ohlone Park, robberies at Cal, more

You won’t find a crime report like ours anywhere else. In this issue: police arrest a teen for a robbery last year on campus, a hammer attack at Ohlone Park, a sexual assault at the Seabreeze market, and a community meeting is slated for Saturday after the most recent shooting at Delaware and San Pablo. Learn how to connect with public safety resources near you.

The Berkeley Wire: 01.29.16

Balconies inspected, repaired, six months after new building codes take effect (Daily Cal) Signs reveal discrimination practices at Pappy’s Grill & Sports Bar (Express) Body found in water confirmed as missing Berkeley woman (Mercury News) Judge orders Premier Cru owner to hand over secret computer (CoCo Times) Japanese toy and snack store to open on Telegraph […]

Berkeley homeless encampment at Old City Hall packs up under city orders

Update: Three arrests were made while the encampment was packing up, according to Berkeley city spokesman Matthai Chakko. Chakko said he expected all three to be cited and released today. Three truck-loads of belongings associated with the camp were removed by the city, he said, and services were offered to the campers. Campers were told […]

Berkeley orders new homeless tent city to disband

The city of Berkeley issued a cease and desist order Tuesday to residents of an encampment that popped up at Old City Hall on Nov. 16 in reaction to new homeless laws the city is seeking to enact. The memo, distributed by police to about 50 people living in the approximately 22 tents on the front […]

Tens of thousands enjoy car-free Sunday Streets

Tens of thousands of people took advantage of a car-free Shattuck Avenue on Sunday at the fourth annual Sunday Streets Berkeley. Cars were banned on the 2-mile stretch from Haste Street to Rose Street, and it was filled instead with musicians, face painters, bubble makers, civic organizations, food booths, yoga classes and more. Berkeleyside contributing photographers […]

The Berkeley Wire: 09.14.15

Berkeley Rep extends ‘Amelie’ through Oct. 11 (Berkeley Rep) President honors Alice Waters for innovation in ethical eating (Daily Cal) ‘Amélie’ is a dream of a musical at Berkeley Rep (SF Chronicle) Irish student recovering from Berkeley balcony collapse (Daily Planet) BPD to present mid-year crime report to City Council (Daily Cal) Dispatches from the […]