Some people who spend time in the storied Berkeley park acknowledge the need for housing but worry about the park’s future; others say the plan should not go ahead, period.
Construction could begin in the summer of 2020 and be completed by 2022. The university said the park is an ideal place because development will address housing and homelessness.
The university may build 700 units for students, as well as 100 units for people experiencing homelessness. There would still be a park, although it would be smaller.
A man linked to sex crimes involving two women near the UC Berkeley campus last week has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors in Alameda County Superior Court.
Police arrested a 45-year-old man in People’s Park early Monday morning after he was linked to separate incidents involving two women on Durant Avenue near UC Berkeley.
A UC Berkeley employee working at People’s Park was robbed, kicked and punched Friday morning, authorities report. The person responsible has been arrested, police said.
Everybody knows about the People’s Park created in 1969, when thousands of students, activists, and neighbors worked to establish the place. Few know about an earlier park.
Berkeley police detained a suspect near the park.
The University of California Police Department is investigating an assault that left a 52-year-old man with a head injury Friday.
A 52-year-old man was attacked by a group of males Saturday at noon at People’s Park, authorities report.
In the past week or so, UCPD has put out community alerts about three robberies, an attempted robbery and an assault with a deadly weapon in Berkeley.
The Berkeley Revolution website is brimming with long-lost photos and documents of life in Berkeley in the 1970s.