The Rent Board is the first elected body in Berkeley to pass a cease-fire resolution for Gaza, joining elected officials in Oakland and Richmond.
Homeless and public safety advocates are questioning whether the move creates an exclusionary square in Berkeley’s public plaza.
The emergency nighttime shelter will be at the Veterans Memorial Building this year in addition to a small, 24/7 shelter at Old City Hall.
As residents grapple with high cost of living, demand for basic needs remains high. We’ve compiled resources and a map for finding food banks near you.
The Berkeley Rent Board will hold a special meeting on Dec. 4 to consider a resolution in support of a permanent cease-fire in Gaza.
Goel comes from a background of public health roles in city, county and federal health departments.
Residents and advocates said the Berkeley’s encampment abatement notices don’t allow adequate space for possessions.
Berkeley has fared better than neighboring cities that didn’t extend eviction protections past the county and state’s moratoriums.
Those pushing for caste equity, including our guests, have been met with threats and harassment.
A new lawsuit alleges mistreatment by the Homeless Response Team team. The city is planning a change in approach to encampment closures.
Gov. Gavin Newsom shot down Senate Bill 403, which aimed to ban discrimination based on an individual’s caste as a subset of “ancestry.”
Chess club supporters say its closure is a loss in the ongoing fight against gentrification in Berkeley, and on Telegraph Avenue.