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.
The body of a homeless woman was found Saturday near Berkeley High School. She appears to have died of exposure.
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.
Op-ed: Berkeley police should be spending their time chasing murderers and carjackers, not evicting people from the tents they use for shelter.
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 U.S. Marshals Service and the Berkeley Police Department arrested a non-compliant sex offender Tuesday who had been wanted on a warrant out of Washington state after escaping from a “community custody” program there in October, according to authorities.
As the holidays approach and the attention of many is focused elsewhere, the months-long saga of the “Poor Tour” continues. I am talking about the homeless encampment that is so easily recognizable by the colorful signs and clustered tents in the meridian strip on Adeline Street near the Berkeley Bowl. Or in front of City Hall, or in front of the Post Office, or wherever they can exist for a few days without being raided and dispersed by police. Despite numerous and legally questionable police raids under the direction of City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, this dedicated group of homeless and disabled people has brought the issue of homelessness to the front burner of city politics. It has become a question of civil as well as human rights.
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.
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