Two years and two lawsuits after an application was lodged to build new housing in West Berkeley a judge has ruled against City Council's objection.
Although the city already prohibits collaboration with federal immigration officers, the proposed amendment spells out what employees should do if ICE comes to town.
Patrick Kennedy gave a tribute to Betty Olds at her retirement party eight years ago. Olds died on July 16, but, Kennedy says, what he said applies as much today as it did then.
The Berkeley City Council has finally set criteria for the medical cannabis grow houses voters approved in 2010.
Betty Olds was known for her humor, her independence and her "Bettyisms,' which reflected her Midwestern roots.
Housing and homelessness, climate change and Berkeley’s sanctuary city status were central themes in Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s first State of the City address Monday.
By rejecting this housing development, Berkeley loses out on the economic benefit of housing construction and long-term environmental gains. It wastes financial resources, too.
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern discussed how his office interacts with ICE at the June 30 event. The city of Berkeley has been working to strengthen its sanctuary policies.
The Council is reneging on its 2006 pledge to divert all excess property taxes into an affordable housing fund. In 2017, $7M went into the Capital Improvement budget instead.
Urban Shield may be in need of a course correction, but that does not mean we should simply disengage from it.
Berkeley, already among the most expensive places to build in the East Bay, just raised the price tag for developers who do not include affordable units on site.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put $400,000 toward an ambitious new shelter program estimated to cost more than $2 million each year to run.
Despite progress, Berkeley still falls far short of providing housing for the nearly 1,000 homeless people in the city.