The paved 16-foot-wide bike and pedestrian path that will sweep through a congested plaza between two sailing clubs and the seawall is a potential public safety risk.
The city must make sure the development is appropriate for Berkeley and is not just a vehicle to maximize BART's revenues.
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The memorandum of understanding the City Council will sign with BART will make 35% of the housing affordable
The City Council will soon enter into a memorandum of understanding with BART on how to build housing on the sites. A community advisory group will help consider zoning changes and priorities.
It is outrageous that UC Berkeley students cannot go and listen to someone like Ann Coulter without fear of being intimidated and attacked.
Since only 5% of the homeless in Berkeley are families, the city manager is recommending the bulk of Measure P's $3 million go to individuals. That is a mistake.
Asian Americans make up 20% of the city, but you would never know it if you saw the names on our streets, parks and schools. The renaming of a tiny downtown street presents the opportunity to start to change that.
I am grateful that after hearing complaints, a playwright with a show at the Marsh Berkeley took out a racial epithet — that has been used derogatorily to refer to Japanese Americans — from the name of his play.
There is no problem with RVs There are no piles of trash outside of them. Their inhabitants don’t behave menacingly. The people who live in RVs and other vehicles in West Berkeley don’t disrupt daily life.
When the City Council approved an expansion of the program in 2017, members were assured they would only be used for traffic-related purposes. A new measure allows police to use them in criminal investigations.
There is real pleasure working one-on-one with a student. The program is looking for more volunteers.
After being homeless for over five years, I am no longer surprised by shabby treatment at shelters. The Berkeley Community Resource Center is a happy exception.
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