A week after announcing plans to build 1K student units in People's Park, Carol Christ said she will push to build on 9 other sites too, and released renderings of the park plans.
The service worker union, AFSCME 3299, is calling for higher wages. UC Berkeley said campus operations are still running "smoothly" during the strike.
Some people who spend time in the storied Berkeley park acknowledge the need for housing but worry about the park's future; others say the plan should not go ahead, period.
A commission of faculty, staff and students said controversial events and violence in 2017 were stoked by "the rise of ultra-conservative rhetoric."
Construction could begin in the summer of 2020 and be completed by 2022. The university said the park is an ideal place because development will address housing and homelessness.
Communing and taking selfies with llamas and therapy dogs proved a popular way for students to decompress during a high-pressure time of year.
The university may build 700 units for students, as well as 100 units for people experiencing homelessness. There would still be a park, although it would be smaller.
A 62-year-old failed sex offender registrant is back in jail this week in connection with an early-morning caustic chemical attack in early April on a female custodian at Cal.
A UC Berkeley employee working at People's Park was robbed, kicked and punched Friday morning, authorities report. The person responsible has been arrested, police said.
A labor union march in Berkeley caused some traffic delays in town Wednesday afternoon, authorities report.
The 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell will toll 39 times on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
A mountain lion ventured onto UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus early Monday morning, authorities report.