A Berkeley firefighter almost died last fall after he was left more than two floors up in a smoke-filled building as flames closed in and his oxygen ran down, a new video reveals.
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.
The Berkeley Art Center has put on many provocative shows in its 50-year history but now faces challenges about how to pay for its building.
Residents in South and West Berkeley have greater health risks than those in other neighborhoods. The Center for Food, Faith & Justice is addressing the issue with garden, classes.
Despite a new director, many Berkeley Library employees say their workplace has become a place of discomfort and distrust.
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.
In one of his first acts as mayor, Jesse Arreguín is proposing to overhaul the way Berkeley addresses homelessness, including rescinding the law restricting people to only occupying a small section of the sidewalk.
Despite its summer resolution opposing the closure of Alta Bates Hospital, the City Council’s failure to plan for the medical needs of Berkeley rests squarely upon the shoulders of its majority members and their appointees to the Planning Commission and Zoning Adjustments Board.
By Alex Orlando and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou
Urban Adamah moved into its new 2-acre farm in West Berkeley on Sunday Oct. 23 and held a big open house to celebrate.
After years of neglect, Berkeley has begun requiring nonprofit organizations renting buildings from the city to undertake and pay for long-deferred maintenance and capital improvements. About one dozen nonprofits have entered into lease negotiations with the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department over the past few years. While a few of those leases have been signed, many have dragged on for two to four years and are still unsigned.
By Arielle Gordon-Rowe
Saturday Oct. 8 the Berkeley Community Fund will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a big party at the UC Theatre in downtown Berkeley.
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