While Andy Pope was living on the streets, he was reluctant to find a cheaper locale in which to live because he didn't want to leave his support network. He eventually changed his mind.
My friend Michelle Marie Larson was a giving person, but living on the streets took its toll. In October last year, she died on Shattuck Avenue, an apparent suicide.
On Wednesday, as part of the SF Homeless Project, we are focusing on stories about the 1,000-2,000 people who don't have a permanent place to live in Berkeley.
The city is moving ahead with plans for a "safe parking" site for RVs — including by asking the state if it could be located at the waterfront.
There are now 1,108 unhoused people in Berkeley. The growth rate of people experiencing homelessness is much lower than in nearby cities, however.
The City Council is set to vote on terms for a two-week RV parking permit and to pursue a three-month "safe parking" site. Officials had previously proposed the marina for the location, but have recently reversed course.
Public land should not be transferred to private use. Berkeley should work at the state and regional level to find solutions for RV dwellers.
Authorities found a man dead in downtown Berkeley for the second time since Sunday, according to preliminary reports.
As the city starts telling people to clear out their stuff, some homeless residents are avoiding enforcement by packing up their items daily.
After a week-long federal trial, the jury said the city did not unfairly target First They Came for the Homeless because of its protests.
A four-day federal trial pits the city of Berkeley against a homeless group that argues its First Amendment rights were violated.
Judge William Alsup dismissed other claims that Berkeley violated homeless people's rights when the city took their belongings.