Women and families without permanent housing can eat and relax at the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center and escape from some of the stresses of the street.
Despite progress, Berkeley still falls far short of providing housing for the nearly 1,000 homeless people in the city.
Downtown business owners and neighbors expressed frustration that a new center for young adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems was approved without public input.
For the first time ever, the city has created a team of outreach workers focused on getting chronically homeless, mentally ill individuals off the streets and into housing.
A five-hour standoff last week ended with a woman being taken to the hospital for medical evaluation after several disturbances at her West Berkeley home, police said.
A 50-year-old Berkeley man who threatened to kill himself as he held a knife to his throat surrendered to officers early Tuesday morning after about six hours with a police negotiator, authorities said.
A transient Berkeley woman who’s had repeated run-ins with police in the past is back in custody Thursday after authorities say she set at least one dumpster on fire by the library Wednesday night.
Alta Bates is offering free mental health screenings in Berkeley, Oakland and online Thursday, Oct. 8, the hospital announced Wednesday.
The Berkeley City Council is set to discuss a report Tuesday evening focused on the use of Tasers by law enforcement officers, and whether that might one day be appropriate in Berkeley.
Note: An update about this incident appears toward the bottom of this article.
A homeless woman police say punched a passer-by in the head without provocation, and injured an officer who tried to detain her, has been arrested in Berkeley for at least the fourth time since March.
Four pedestrians struck by drivers, a bizarre case of alleged arson, and much more in this week's crime blotter.