These private districts have no accountability and have worked to criminalize the poor and the homeless. Berkeley should disestablish the DBA.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
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.
The status quo is unsustainable and inhumane. Berkeley residents should support these measures to help those in need.
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.
Three years after promising to provide lockers for homeless people to store their belongings, Berkeley has moved ahead with the program for a fraction of the original cost.
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
When the Ninth St. shelter closes on Aug, 30, 90 people will have to return to the streets. Come to a Tuesday meeting to help identify a new, permanent home for the shelter.
A simple civic day employment program for those experiencing homelessness can increase a sense of self-worth, help build resiliency, and bring in a little cash.
A homeless man who grabbed a woman and pulled her across a downtown Berkeley street early Sunday morning is now in custody, being held on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and more.