The longtime, no-frills Berkeley haunt known for its late hours, affordable eats and diverse, down-to-earth clientele, is closing on Friday.
A TV cameraman was setting up for a shoot when a man with a gun rushed in to take the news station’s $25,000 camera, police said.
Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen an increase in homeless campsites around town, Berkeley is stepping up efforts to tackle problematic behavior and firming up plans for its first sanctioned camp.
Part of Adeline Street has been completely repaved and improvements are planned on University Avenue at the marina. Live Oak Park’s community center is being rebuilt. It’s all part of T1 bond measure work underway now.
It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.
The city of Berkeley is set to move dozens of unhoused people into 18 RVs and a rehabbed house as part of a new respite program approved by officials Tuesday night in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
La Quinta was set to open Friday as a respite for homeless individuals in Alameda County, including many who live in Berkeley, but now the deal is dead. Each side holds the other responsible for the breakdown.
City and county officials are setting up a new isolation site at the 113-bed LaQuinta Inn on University Avenue for homeless individuals who appear to be healthy, Berkeley’s city manager reported Wednesday evening.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.
A neighbor who heard the attack tackled the assailant and wrestled with him to intervene, police said.
The stabbing has been classified as life-threatening. A 52-year-old man, who police say also bit a bystander who tried to stop the attack, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Berkeley could lease two parcels on University Avenue and Frontage Road from the state for $1 for the project.