A Berkeley City Council majority voted yes Tuesday night to the idea of a sanctioned homeless camp pilot program, location to be determined, and have asked city staff to figure out the details and report back.
Officials have put forward a proposal for a homeless camp, for up to 120 tents, that could be located below the University Avenue overpass. Council is set to vote Tuesday and the city has asked for public input.
Guests at the DoubleTree hotel and others in the area were without running water after a main break Tuesday afternoon cut the supply to the entire Berkeley Marina.
A man who worked in the restaurant of the DoubleTree at the Berkeley Marina has been charged with drugging a hotel guest and raping her in her room while she was unconscious, according to officials and court papers.
A fire at the camp across from the Seabreeze market sent someone to a medical center Thursday afternoon.
Video story: Unsheltered people living on Caltrans property near the Seabreeze Market by University Avenue and Interstate 80 are grappling with the trash that has accumulated. The city recently installed a dumpster in the area.
The artist, Scott Donahue, has asked for a halt so he can search for a third-party buyer. He still believes Berkeley mishandled the process.
There is no problem with RVs There are no piles of trash outside of them. Their inhabitants don’t behave menacingly. The people who live in RVs and other vehicles in West Berkeley don’t disrupt daily life.
The temporary relocation addresses safety issues but not the longterm future of Oxford.
The Speyside Fund and Speyside Equity, among others, should return the $14.5 million it took in distributions so the money can go to pay worker pension funds and other debts, a legal filing contends.
Bacteria levels in the water at Aquatic Park have been within normal limits for the past two weeks, prompting city staff to tell the community Friday evening that it’s all right to go back in the water.
Update: A “mechanical issue” caused a Union Pacific train to make an emergency stop in Berkeley late Thursday afternoon, Union Pacific told Berkeleyside.