A Street Spirit vendor was struck in the face Saturday after he intervened to stop a hate incident between a lesbian family and a man described by police as a "nomad" on College.
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
Sanctioned encampments are a practical, legal and low-cost strategy to increase shelter for Berkeley’s homeless residents.
By the time BART could have come to evict them Saturday morning, most of the campers had moved off the property on their own.
As a formerly homeless person it sickens me that housed commenters are so insensitive to the suffering on homeless people and are even demanding civil-rights violations.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
The encampment's lawsuit against BART and the city of Berkeley will go forward, however.
BART police evicted the camp around 5 a.m. On the opposite side of the BART tracks, the "Here There" camp remains intact.
A temporary restraining order buys the "Here There" camp one more week, but its neighbor camp on the same plot of land could be evicted tonight.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District has put two South Berkeley homeless camps on notice that it's time to go.
The Ashby Avenue offramp was temporarily closed Monday afternoon for a fire.
A man who hit someone Thursday with a hammer — at the homeless camp where a woman was found dead in a tent last week — has been arrested, police say.
The mother of four found dead in a Berkeley homeless camp last week did not live there, and was found without her phone or pocketbook, her family told Berkeleyside this week.