A Berkeley resident in their 40s has died of COVID-19, the city announced Thursday afternoon. The patient had underlying medical conditions.
Unions want to be able to continue building and argue their workers can follow social distancing rules.
‘Berkeley in Place,’ a short film created by Pedal Born Pictures for Berkeleyside using a drone camera, depicts an eerily empty city, devoid of traffic and bustle.
Double Helping Hands aims to provide delicious food for people living on the streets and to help restaurants struggling with a precipitous drop in business.
Today we launched a “Pitch in to help local workers” page to help local businesses.
In order to maintain social distancing, many food banks are handing out prepackaged containers of food.
The city of Berkeley has been sharing public health news and recommendations about COVID-19 on its website. Berkeleyside is reprinting some of these items with permission.
Coping presents a particular challenge in co-ops where food, labor and living space are shared to reduce the cost of housing.
The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the “fair chance” legislation Tuesday, after hearing emotional testimony.
The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act has not even reached the City Council, but it’s already generating plenty of controversy, and support.
The city has asked the community to help reimagine how Civic Center works with the goal of transforming it from a largely empty space into Berkeley’s “main square.”
The city is closing its basketball courts and tot lots and working to set up eight new trailers where homeless people who are infected with COVID-19 can get medical help without putting other campers in danger.
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.
City workers also knocked on tents and talked to people to hand out 560 kits with hand sanitizer and information about COVID-19.
Cooperative Center will move so that a 100% affordable housing project, which includes units for tenants who were formerly homeless, can be built.
The city plans to launch a $3 million “relief fund” Sunday to help businesses, arts organizations and residential tenants.
Council has called an emergency meeting about tenant protections, possible financial help and other pressing issues related to COVID-19.
Concerns about the spread of a novel coronavirus have shut down most classes at Cal and led to the cancellation of a town hall about the disease. Some city leaders say they’ll phone in to this week’s council meeting.
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.
The change is part of a $10.3 million effort to reconfigure Shattuck and improve safety and traffic flow.
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.
Florists, hair stylists, housekeepers, retail workers, security guards and booksellers: they’re all in the same boat.
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.
If you haven’t filled out your online census form yet, Wednesday is Census Day, meaning there’s no better time to cross this important civic duty off your to-do list.
The new order will last until May 3.