“We need about 3-4 people like him,” one park resident said. “He’s trying his best to do everything for people out here.”
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.
A man was attacked Thursday night in Southside Berkeley after he refused to answer questions posed by a man who walked up to him outside Bongo Burger, authorities report.
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.
The longtime fondue spot will be demolished for a new development project, but owner Laleh Heravi Aryan, an Iranian immigrant and single mother who's been in charge for nearly 20 years, hopes to relocate.
For many, an over-the-counter zoning certificate may be all that's needed now, rather than going through public hearings and paying thousands of dollars.
The Apothecarium said it took 18 months to find this new site. The owners of Hi-Fidelity, another cannabis retailer two blocks away, expressed concern it would lose business if it opened there.
Damage from a grease fire that ignited in the restaurant's kitchen on Feb. 14 requires construction that will likely be a months-long process.
A small fire at Berkeley's Smokehouse burger shop has closed the business temporarily. After an unrelated fire at a Berkeley apartment building, a man was taken to the hospital.
A march by activists who hope to stop development at People's Park turned violent Tuesday when a driver ran over a bicycle and a homeless man, according to police and community reports.
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 Streets Team program provides work experience to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with the goal that it will help them land paid employment.