The East Bay was jolted shortly after 6 a.m. — again.
Berkeley isn’t cleaning it up because it says the land belongs to Caltrans, and the trash is the state’s responsibility. Caltrans says it regularly cleans up the area.
One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
BART has the authority to build what it wants at the station, but the City Council and neighbors weighed in this week.
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake startled Berkeley and other East Bay residents early Wednesday morning.
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Six people who had been sleeping in the park were arrested early Tuesday. The encampment had been set up on Jan. 4 to stop UC Berkeley from cutting down more trees.
The Streets Team program provides work experience to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with the goal that it will help them land paid employment.
State and city laws have made it easier, in theory, to build backyard cottages in Berkeley. In practice planners sometimes seem to need to catch up with the new regulations.
The McGee Avenue Baptist Church is using a land trust model that could become more popular as a way to create affordable housing.
Recycling entire trees can damage the city’s collection trucks, and the new policy requiring they be cut up and put in the compost bin is an attempt to avoid sidelining the broken trucks for weeks.