After being homeless for over five years, I am no longer surprised by shabby treatment at shelters. The Berkeley Community Resource Center is a happy exception.
Acting quickly Monday in response to air quality concerns due to fires in the region, the city of Berkeley decided to open up Old City Hall as an overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
If we care about the planet, we need to live like the homeless. Let’s embrace them, not drive them from our midst. They are our homegrown Greta Thunbergs.
Nicknamed the "Mayor of Berkeley streets," Diehl was active in Berkeley politics for decades and provided mental health and counseling services to the poor, the homeless, and the mentally ill.
City officials say there is no definite connection between the smell, the pollution in Aquatic Park, and feces making their way from RV dwellers to the water. The author disagrees.
Lava Mae has been offering showers in West and South Berkeley since May, but the service has been slow to catch on. That may be changing.
A proposal to move a longstanding emergency shelter for youth from University Avenue to South Berkeley met with steep resistance from neighbors Tuesday night.
Negotiations are continuing so city officials aren't ready to state where the first site will be. It will not be at the Berkeley Marina, however.
There are 24,000 people in Berkeley who are "food insecure." With the increased space, BFN hopes to reach many of them.
Two men were killed by an Amtrak train as they stood on the tracks and waited for a freight train to pass. It was something they had done dozens of times, but the action went horribly awry Thursday.
Fewer of those on the streets are sleeping in doorways, according to a new report.
More than 120 people volunteered time on Saturday to help build the tiny homes.