The Regents of the University of California are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the Upper Hearst Development project to create faculty housing, a parking garage and a new academic building for the Goldman School.
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
The city of Berkeley says it may file a lawsuit against the University of California tied to concerns about hefty population growth on campus and what it sees as unplanned impacts on the city.
Jesse Arreguín says Cal should not fold projected enrollment increases into an environmental impact report for a new student housing project. He also argues the university should pay more for police and fire services.
Getting them into permanent shelter could cost $43 million more each year.
This week, the city secured a restraining order against Zachary RunningWolf Brown, a long-time Bay Area activist, alleging he made "credible death threats" against Mayor Jesse Arreguín and scared a member of his staff.
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 state of our public commons, from streets in West Berkeley to the University and Gilman underpasses, is unacceptable. We need to clean them up while being mindful of those who are struggling with no place to live.
Some of Berkeley's biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
Berkeley isn't cleaning it up because it says the land belongs to Caltrans, and the trash is the state's responsibility. Caltrans says it regularly cleans up the area.
One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
The city of Berkeley expects to spend more than $20 million in the next year on a range of ambitious infrastructure projects funded by Measure T1, a $100 million bond that won landslide support from voters in 2016.
A week of events across the Bay Area, organized by Oakland-based nonprofit Not in Our Town, grew out of Berkeley’s 2017 'Berkeley Stands United Against Hate' poster campaign.