Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
The pool at King Middle School stays open year-round. Why can't the pool at West Campus, which serves south Berkeley, do the same?
Measure O would cost taxpayers $280 million (including interest) but its claim to provide "affordable housing" is vague and there is no oversight mechanism.
Volunteers spent the weekend in West Berkeley sprucing up the city's new Pathways center to prep it for its scheduled opening June 23. See how plans have changed.
Around 90 people have been sleeping each night at the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter. But it is slated to close on April 15.
Berkeley owes $640M in pension obligations, which means Berkeley has to funnel funds toward that rather than fixing its parks, piers, and roads. Our leaders must address this.
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
The Council is reneging on its 2006 pledge to divert all excess property taxes into an affordable housing fund. In 2017, $7M went into the Capital Improvement budget instead.
Janet Napolitano is under fire for findings in the recent performance audit of her President's Office. Maybe UC should take a leaf out of Berkeley's auditing practices?
Don't miss our guide to May 16 council highlights: federal funding and an armored van for police that's been disputed by activists, infrastructure updates, the Library Board, more.
Dee Williams-Ridley currently commutes to Berkeley from Sacramento.