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Supriya Yelimeli is a housing and homelessness reporter for Berkeleyside and joined the staff in May 2020 after contributing reporting since 2018 as a freelance writer. Yelimeli grew up in Fremont and has written for outlets across the Bay Area and Southern California, including as a breaking news reporter for Bay City News, and a contributor at Mission Local, NBC Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast Business Times. Yelimeli earned her undergraduate degree at UC Santa Barbara where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Nexus. She's always reachable by Twitter and email for tips, criticism and all other feedback.
Developer walks away from building supportive housing at People’s Park
RCD was supposed to build about 125 units as part of UC Berkeley’s project at the park. The university says it will find a new developer.
Berkeley’s eviction moratorium is ending. Here’s what you need to know
The city’s eviction moratorium is expiring in stages, and a handful of evictions were allowed to move forward on May 1.
One last evening at Eastwind Books
At a Berkeleyside Beyond the Story event, the owners of the much-loved, tiny University Avenue bookstore reflected on its outsized impact.
State, city will back UC lawsuit to build student housing at People’s Park
Attorneys for Berkeley and California attorneys filed supporting briefs in Cal’s state Supreme Court appeal.
With permit in hand, West Berkeley co-housing seeking residents
The group hopes the co-housing model can be a “force for good” in the West Berkeley neighborhood.
Berkeley to celebrate Earth Day 2023 with rallies and festivals
Groups around Berkeley are planning gatherings with climate education, protest and revelry all week long.
7-story co-op housing could rise in South Berkeley, but tenants hope history is honored
The space at 3120 Shattuck Ave. includes the Homeless Action Center, Long Haul Infoshop and numerous community organizations that use its common areas.
Berkeley wants to turn the University Inn into permanent housing
About 34% of people who stayed at the hotel over the last year were placed into permanent housing. Many are waiting for housing offers.
Coroner’s office identifies woman who died in People’s Park
The coroner’s office has been unable to reach her family members to notify them.
Cal will not build new beach volleyball courts at Clark Kerr campus
A judge sided with neighbors who alleged the courts would violate Cal’s use of the property.
First of Downtown Berkeley high-rise apartments approved
It’s one of four buildings changing the Berkeley skyline under the Downtown Area Plan approved 10 years ago.