Call takers at The Hub field inquiries about shelter beds, housing and other issues as part of a process to determine who is most in need. Photo: Emilie Raguso It used to be that those who were homeless in Berkeley had to navigate a complex tangle of services to try to find help. In January, the city launched what it hopes […]
Volunteers from Night on the Streets Catholic Worker serve food to the homeless. Photo: Matt Werner Berkeley’s homeless population will now have more places to take shelter from the inclement weather after city officials directed extra funds to extend and expand shelter and outreach services. The city has committed to opening a new overnight emergency […]
Flora Arte opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in June. Photo: Emilie Raguso FLORA ARTE Recently opened at 2070 Martin Luther King Jr. Way is cute-looking flower and gift shop Flora Arte. The store sells plants and flowers, including dried flowers, and has a small nursery adjacent to its building which supplies the shop. They will make […]
(L to r) Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner, Vice Mayor Linda Maio, Berkeley Food & Housing Project Executive Director Terrie Light, and City Councilman Jesse Arreguín pose before making the first donations to a Positive Change box. Photo: Seung Y. Lee (L to r) Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner, Vice Mayor Linda Maio, Berkeley […]
Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest during […]
Homeless services in Berkeley can be confusing to navigate; the city has a place to streamline its offerings. Image: City of Berkeley A new one-stop homelessness services shop is in the works in Berkeley. Announced Tuesday night, the city is changing the way it funds programs offered in town, to prioritize the people with the […]
The eviction of the Albany Bulb and the clean-up of the Gilman underpass have prompted homeless to sleep along the West Berkeley train tracks. Homeless individuals — many relocating from Albany or other parts of West Berkeley — have set up camp along the train tracks south of Gilman Street in recent weeks. Although a few people […]
Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Citing concerns about garbage and rodents, both dead and alive, the city of Berkeley sent in […]
Police officers visit the homeless camp on Gilman Street in West Berkeley daily to provide outreach for residents. Photo: Drew Jaffe The city of Berkeley, which had planned to remove the personal possessions of the homeless living on Gilman Street under Interstate 80 on July 15, has backed off its insistence that the homeless encampment […]
Veterans and members of the Berkeley Food and Housing Project gather for a Veterans’ Day lunch in 2011. Photo: BFHP Veterans and members of the Berkeley Food and Housing Project gather for a Veterans’ Day lunch in 2011. Photo: BFHP By Camille Baptista Berkeley Food and Housing Project was recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans […]
Thanksgiving is all about food and giving thanks. It’s also about remembering the many people who do not have enough food. Here’s a round-up of ways you can help others locally this holiday season.
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.