Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
People’s Bazaar, South Berkeley ‘cultural landmark,’ closes shop after 47 years
The store looked like an overflowing attic full of antique finds.
Berkeley church launches housing project, with $1M city loan
The 101-year-old McGee Avenue Baptist Church is finally able to restore eight vacant apartments.
Hey Berkeley: Are you ready for up to 8 days without electricity?
PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?
Berkeley Kaiser Permanente offices could open by 2021 after council vote Tuesday
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Berkeley council says yes, for now, to electric scooters
Despite clear qualms, the Berkeley City Council said yes Tuesday to a staff proposal to bring shared electric scooters to Berkeley in 2019.
Council approves cameras in San Pablo Park to boost security
Following a daylight shooting in August, the City Council agreed to install surveillance cameras in the south Berkeley park.
Charges of racism, as officials approve new Berkeley welcome signs
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
An Uber got pulled over in Berkeley last year. Councilman Ben Bartlett was inside. He asked police not to ticket the driver
Ben Bartlett’s traffic stop in July, where he brought up the police contract and raise he supported, wasn’t his first encounter with police in the past year, new records show.
What Councilman Ben Bartlett texted the police chief after being pulled over for running a red light in Berkeley
Bartlett tried to get the police chief to intervene on his behalf during a traffic stop in July, text messages show. This week, he said “trauma and hubris” caused his behavior.
Berkeley councilman to cop who pulled him over: ‘You know, we’re voting on your contract right now’
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
The future of the Ashby BART parking lot is in flux
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.