The modest sums gifted by the Berkeley Holiday Fund serve a double purpose: it’s money recipients can do something with, but it also helps them feel they’re not alone, that they’re part of a community.
Instead of having to provide proof of an address, patrons will now only have to show a picture ID. The roll-out of the Easy Access Cards begins this week.
Now living simply and giving stuff away can build a neighborhood community.
Le Guin grew up in Berkeley in a family that included people from all walks of life, from Europeans to Native Americans. That exposure to many cultures gave her a very expansive view of the world.
Around 90 people have been sleeping each night at the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter. But it is slated to close on April 15.
Using over-sized scissors, Berkeley officials on Friday opened a model ‘Complete Streets’ project that should make cyclists, drivers, transit-users and pedestrians very happy.
After Wells Fargo refused to modify Regina Frazier’s home loan, she turned to some shady operators who promised to help, but only took her money and fled.
Berkeley transportation planners don’t just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
Phil Harper-Cotton grew up playing ball in Berkeley parks and has dedicated his life to creating programs for the residents of Berkeley. He retires Friday.
Debby Goldsberry, who co-founded one of Berkeley’s first medical cannabis dispensaries, has written a book on how to start and run a marijuana business.
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
The central part of the new pergola, or arbor, at the Berkeley Rose Garden has been rebuilt, and the curved pathway underneath is open to park visitors again. At least for now.