Station agents and customers say John Allen is personable, witty and kind. Cards and letters for him can be sent to an address posted on his newspaper stand.
The renovated plaza will have café tables and chairs, new trees, a sculpture, a sound installation, and a stage for the dozen of live performances planned each month.
Neighboring cities have them, and shared scooters are being ridden and parked around Berkeley, but they are not technically permitted to be in the city.
The North Berkeley BART station was reopened at around 1 p.m.
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
Wonder where rival bike, e-bike and scooter companies are? Berkeley's requirements make operating tougher than in other cities.
The new BART Plaza will now open even later than expected.
The Adeline Corridor and Ashby BART station can become the community assets that neighbors deserve. It's been fifty years in the making.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
Berkeley and BART officials are holding a meeting Thursday night to allay fears and start the discussion about what could be built. There are no current plans to build anything.
A judge said "First They Came for the Homeless" has made plausible claims that Berkeley seized campers' belongings and suppressed their political expression.
It would cost the city nearly $1.2 million to provide 268 shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness this winter, according to papers filed Tuesday in federal court.