From 2012 to 2016, black and Latino civilians were twice as likely as whites and Asian-Americans to be subjected to a police stop that yielded no enforcement action. It is taking too long to figure out why.
A year ago, the author had a job that paid six figures and was living in a nice house. He lost his job, broke up with his partner, and found himself without a home. Living in an RV has helped him get back on his feet.
Getting them into permanent shelter could cost $43 million more each year.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help "priority populations" find stable housing.
The council will hold a second reading of an RV overnight-parking ban Tuesday. Opponents and proponents of the ban are both expected to show up.
Berkeley provides sanctuary to immigrants fleeing poverty and violence. Yet it won't provide sanctuary to those inside its own borders who need help: the homeless living in RVs. This must change.
Berkeley is unaffordable for teachers, office workers city staff — those called the "missing middle." Berkeley should approve a study that looks at how to put more units in areas now reserved for single-family homes.
For many, an over-the-counter zoning certificate may be all that's needed now, rather than going through public hearings and paying thousands of dollars.
The Berkeley City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to send a 57-unit project back to the zoning board for a third review and changes to the design.
Rob Browning was swimming in a rough ocean in Baja. He and Maio were on a three-week long vacation/business trip.
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a public planning process that could one day bring San Francisco Bay Ferry service to Berkeley.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.