Berkeley is distributing $3 million and the Berkeley Relief Fund hopes to distribute another $3 million. The deadline for arts organizations is April 20. There is a rolling deadline for renters.
A metal shop made 500 face shields over the weekend. A local teacher and student are also 3-D printing them. They are getting snapped up fast.
Murray lived in Berkeley with his wife, the novelist Diane Johnson, for 25 years. They moved to Paris in 1994, which is where he died.
Even curbside pickup has been stopped. The order means most of Berkeley’s cannabis businesses will close as they don’t have delivery service.
With customers scarce or non-existent, many businesses have laid off their entire staffs. Some are pivoting online to capture revenue. All are hoping for community support.
The radio station’s owner, Pacifica Foundation, is negotiating with Alameda County’s tax assessor to lower the amount of taxes owed.
Places that once served hot meals — and offered seconds — will now hand out boxed meals. Daytime drop-in services are being cut back because of COVID-19. It will also be harder to take a shower and do laundry.
Thousands of people a day, including many poor and homeless people, use the library as a refuge. There is no set time when it will reopen.
Store parking lots are jammed. People are lining up to get inside. Some shelves are empty, while there are ample supplies of most goods. Everyone seems to be shopping.
Virtually all of the places people go to see shows in Berkeley are shut.
The Polish-Jewish artist, who came to the U.S. in 1941, used his artwork to fight Fascism and support human rights around the world.
There are just three local measures on the ballot, but voters will be weighing in on who should be the Democratic candidate to challenge President Trump.