Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
With Tony Thurmond’s decision not to seek re-election, race for the AD15 seat is getting crowded
An open seat for Assembly District 15 has already attracted five candidates. More are sure to jump into the 2018 race.
Berkeley’s ‘Here There’ protest camp puts down roots
After ousting it from several previous sites, the city has allowed the First They Came for the Homeless camp to stay at the Berkeley-Oakland border for several months.
South Berkeley Senior Center may be renamed for Henry Ramsey Jr.
Henry Ramsey Jr., a former Berkeley councilman and Alameda County Superior Court judge, was instrumental in bringing more city resources to seniors.
After contentious battle, council approves new South Berkeley housing
It was touch-and-go for a while there, but a council majority voted in favor Tuesday night of 50 new units on Adeline Street.
‘System change’ as Berkeley works to focus homeless money on housing
Over the last two years, the city of Berkeley has been moving from an emergency services approach to homelessness to one that’s focused on getting people into long-term housing.
Berkeley becomes first city to ‘divest’ from Trump’s border wall
Berkeley will cut ties with any company involved in funding, designing, or building a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Dispute over details puts ‘innovative’ deal for new Berkeley housing on hold
In a bizarre twist both sides said was unforeseen, a deal more than a year in the making stalled out Tuesday night prior to a council vote that was expected to bring 50 new units to Berkeley.
Berkeley mayor, councilman pledge to increase police resources
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilman Ben Bartlett have promised to increase police staffing and revive a recently disbanded specialized crime suppression unit to help address concerns about safety.
Berkeley moves forward on building micro-units for the homeless
City Council has voted to try to find a way to construct buildings made up of tiny stackable units to house those living on Berkeley’s streets.
Meeting after shootings draws hundreds
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park’s auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.
Berkeley launches ‘emergency operations center’ to help shelter more homeless
The Berkeley City Council, December 2016. Photo: Emilie Raguso The city of Berkeley is taking an emergency approach to homelessness aimed at working fast to bring unhoused individuals inside, particularly as winter conditions worsen. The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night in support of an “emergency operations center,” or EOC, which authorizes city staff to get […]