Groups of up to 12 people must collectively agree to limit their social activities to only each other for at least three weeks.
The fund has paid for rent from March through June for about 214 people. Most of the payments went directly to Berkeley landlords.
The case was first reported to employees in a text message alert on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The store remains open and the grocery chain says it is following health and safety guidelines.
Berkeley’s Chaparral House skilled nursing facility has had no COVID-19 infections or deaths to date, staff said Tuesday, despite being identified by the state as having had at least one coronavirus fatality there.
A state database reports COVID-19 deaths at two skilled nursing facilities in Berkeley, but one of them told Berkeleyside the information is wrong. Berkeleyside is seeking further information.
Patrons will be able to return checked-out books starting today.
Berkeley has pledged to complete COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff in the city’s skilled nursing and long-term care facilities by June 4.
The Rent Board wants voters to adopt those and other changes to the rent control ordinance. The City Council must decide whether to put the changes on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The new “urgency ordinance” immediately expands Berkeley’s eviction moratorium, matching county rules.
Jay Kelekian is retiring in the middle of an investigation that appears to be examining alleged harassment of an employee.
The proposed changes to the rent control ordinance would take away an exemption first allowed 40 years ago.
The city of Berkeley is set to move dozens of unhoused people into 18 RVs and a rehabbed house as part of a new respite program approved by officials Tuesday night in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
With UC Berkeley closed and Telegraph Avenue mostly shuttered, the 35-40 people who call the park home depend on donated meals from East Bay Food Not Bombs and other charitable groups.
La Quinta was set to open Friday as a respite for homeless individuals in Alameda County, including many who live in Berkeley, but now the deal is dead. Each side holds the other responsible for the breakdown.
The building would be part of a complex that could house as many as 1,200 students and 125 community members who need supportive housing. Cal is seeking public comment through April 27.
The city of Berkeley is forging ahead with plans to rethink Civic Center Park and has asked the public to weigh in.
Council was set to vote on whether to require developers to include affordable housing units in their projects downtown and in parts of South and West Berkeley. The item was postponed.
The city plans to launch a $3 million “relief fund” Sunday to help businesses, arts organizations and residential tenants.
We have the details about how to request a review of your street-sweeping tickets.
Drivers are set to get some relief from several types of parking rules following this week’s regional shelter-in-place order from health officials. Certain rules — like those for street sweeping — are still in effect.
In recent weeks, Berkeleyside has been crunching the numbers for 11 months of injury-crash data from the Berkeley police. We’ve created interactive maps and pulled out highlights. Dive into the data.
Instead of empty lots, the land could include elongated greenspace, walking paths, dog parks, play areas and community gardens.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Measures E and G each had 79% of the votes, while Measure H was at 82%.
A landlord political action committee turns out to be backer of a pamphlet raising concerns about Berkeley property taxes and mismanagement of public funds.
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.
Berkeley called off its emergency curfew on Thursday afternoon following two relatively quiet nights in the city, authorities report.
“The collective knees on so many necks have finally given way,” Councilmember Ben Bartlett said during the meeting, recounting his childhood with Black Panthers, and the Rodney King riots.
In a 5-4 decision, the Berkeley City Council voted to extend an emergency curfew in the city through Friday morning after an emotional three-hour discussion that didn’t end until 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Update: A Berkeley City Council majority voted early Wednesday morning to extend the city’s curfew to Friday morning but pushed the curfew start time to 9 p.m.
Caravans of cars carrying 30 to 40 people vandalized Farmacy Berkeley and other stores this weekend.