One bystander was killed, one was permanently blinded, and many others were hurt when police forces used lethal buckshot to corral demonstrators in at the park, newly created on UC Berkeley land, 50 years ago today.
Dozens of protests in support of civil rights, the student movement in France, the Black Panther movement and against the UC Regents set the stage for the creation of the Southside Berkeley park.
Police believe that Calvin Kelley was the third person killed in one day by the suspect, Stefon Jefferson.
UC Berkeley police are investigating ties between a homicide in People's Park, and two other homicides that happened within a short time frame on Friday.
It's Berkeley's first homicide since January 2017. The man's name has not been released.
The creation and destruction of People's Park took 25 days in 1969. April 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the building of the park.
Six people who had been sleeping in the park were arrested early Tuesday. The encampment had been set up on Jan. 4 to stop UC Berkeley from cutting down more trees.
The action was similar to what happened on May 15, 1969, when Gov. Reagan brought a non-union fencing company in at 4 a.m. without warning to fence off the park.
Tree chippers and work trucks pulled into People's Park in Berkeley early Friday morning to take out more than 40 trees and prune a number of others, UC Berkeley officials report.
Telegraph Avenue was her stomping ground, her nation. She spent her days at the Caffe Med, drinking coffee, watching the world pass by and writing poetry. The City Council gave her a lifetime achievement award.
Rigel Robinson, Aidan Hill and Ces Rosales all aim to represent the "student supermajority" District 7.
Many blame the park's founders and supporters and their counterculture values for the state of the park today. But they haven't controlled it since 1969. The responsibility lies elsewhere.
Berkeley leaders past and present reflect on the impact of a legendary politician.