UC Berkeley wants to build housing at People's Park for the same reason it tore down housing there almost 50 years ago: to get rid of "undesirables."
A week after announcing plans to build 1K student units in People's Park, Carol Christ said she will push to build on 9 other sites too, and released renderings of the park plans.
The service worker union, AFSCME 3299, is calling for higher wages. UC Berkeley said campus operations are still running "smoothly" during the strike.
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.
Communing and taking selfies with llamas and therapy dogs proved a popular way for students to decompress during a high-pressure time of year.
Cal has treated the park with benign neglect, creating the conditions that it hopes will lead to public support of development. It should invest in improving the park instead.
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.
Campus police at UC Berkeley are looking for a man in his 20s who tried to rob a student at gunpoint early Saturday morning, authorities report.
Thanks to a group of volunteers who stepped up to take care of this hillside trail, many walkers are now enjoying the benefits of hiking it.
A 62-year-old failed sex offender registrant is back in jail this week in connection with an early-morning caustic chemical attack in early April on a female custodian at Cal.
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.
At a town hall held this week, discussion centered on whether to build much-needed student housing on a Berkeley tract of land long used for extensive research.