A man who has not been identified was found dead outside in the popular Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood Sunday. It may be the latest in a series of troubling deaths on Berkeley streets.
Laura Jadwin was an accomplished landscaper but could not escape the clutches of alcoholism, her sister says.
Homeless activists held a vigil Tuesday for Laura Jadwin who was found dead under a tree on an empty property in downtown Berkeley.
The idea of modular housing units built to house those without homes is set to be considered by the City Council Jan. 24.
The new shelter has storage space, bike racks and takes dogs. Berkeleyside spoke to some of its clients, as well as to others who won't use shelters.
Berkeley Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded to a fire Sunday morning at the Gilman Street homeless camp.
Government cannot be allowed to tell the poor how to live or where to live. It cannot be allowed to tell the poor that they cannot use tents and tarps to shelter themselves when they have no other options that work for them.
A year ago on Jan. 5, 2016, Berkeley Food & Housing Project, in partnership with the City of Berkeley and in response to a sweeping change in national homeless policy, launched a new model to provide services to the men and women and children of our community who are experiencing homelessness.
The cat-and-mouse game between Berkeley and a homeless activist group continued early on Wednesday when city officials rousted about 25 people from their tents and sleeping bags on a median on Adeline Street near Oregon Avenue.
The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless individuals indoors, and will make those beds available through Monday night in light of current weather conditions.
The city of Berkeley is taking an emergency approach to homelessness aimed at working fast to bring unhoused individuals inside, particularly as winter conditions worsen.
A coalition of civil-rights groups and one of the nation’s largest law firms have taken on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), asking for a state-wide, permanent injunction to stop the sweeps which end up confiscating and often destroying the property of homeless people. In Berkeley, this lawsuit would protect homeless people living on state property, such as those who camp at the Gilman underpass.
The city cleared out a homeless encampment that had set up just north of City Hall Friday at around 5:15 a.m. The move came the day after the city said feces were spread, over a period of 24 hours, at various places on or near City Hall. The city also reported problematic behavior from campers including public masturbation and offensive chalk messages on the sidewalks.
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