Now that the Ninth Street shelter has closed, homeless people are alternating between two properties. Seniors at the North Berkeley Senior Center are adapting to the situation.
I am running for city auditor with the intention of taking ownership of the two biggest problems in Berkeley: housing and homelessness.
Ben Bartlett's traffic stop in July, where he brought up the police contract and raise he supported, wasn't his first encounter with police in the past year, new records show.
Developers of a six-story, 50-unit housing complex on Adeline are moving forward with plans, having bought the project property and won a lawsuit brought by neighbors last year.
The City Council will consider whether to prioritize the policing of disorderly conduct crimes, like sleeping or putting stuff on the sidewalk, at the newly renovated BART Plaza.
The First They Came for the Homeless campers who set up Saturday say the closure of an emergency shelter prompted the decision to pitch tents.
Berkeley's extended emergency shelter will move to the North Berkeley Senior Center for two weeks, then the Frances Albrier Community Center for the next two.
The organization is also announcing a Sept. 22 community event focused on the effects of implicit bias and intergenerational trauma on people of color.
Bartlett tried to get the police chief to intervene on his behalf during a traffic stop in July, text messages show. This week, he said "trauma and hubris" caused his behavior.
Mayor Arreguín and some members of the City Council are focused on hemming in law enforcement rather than reducing crime. They should do an about face and make Berkeley safer.
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
A Berkeley City Council proposal to put a police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot has run out of time to be considered this fall.