The City Council acted legally when it created a Civic Center overlay in 2014, restricting 9 buildings, including the post office, for civic or nonprofit use, a judge ruled Monday.
Berkeley Post Office Defenders
USPS vs. Berkeley: Trial over sale of historic Allston Way post office begins
A federal judge will hear arguments Monday over the legality of Berkeley’s attempt to prevent the sale of its main post office by creating a zoning overlay in the civic center area
Would a homeless mayor in Berkeley make a difference for the homeless?
Mike Lee, right, a homeless activist who is running for mayor, spoke out during a demonstration in the winter of 2015 to say he wouldn’t be pushed out of Berkeley on charges that made no sense. At left, Councilman Jesse Arreguín, and Michael Diehl, of BOSS, another advocate for the homeless. Photo: Ted Friedman Guy […]
Berkeley homelessness: A timeline from 1982 to 2016
A photo of a “Reaganville” encampment in Berkeley in 1982. Photo: KQED Many people trace the roots of the current homeless crisis back to the presidency of Ronald Reagan. He came into office in 1981 with a mandate to cut federal spending. And cut he did. Early in his term Reagan halved the budget for […]
Green Party’s Jill Stein joins Berkeley Post Office rally
Friday’s rally was organized by the Green Party and the Berkeley Post Office Defenders group and attended by around 50 people.
Crime in Berkeley: Jaywalkers beware, flyaway drone damage, pilfered postage stamps, found ammo, more
Selected calls to the Berkeley Police, via CrimeMapping.com. Click the map above for the list. See the map key here. This overview of recent crime in Berkeley is based on reports to the Berkeley Police unless otherwise noted. Share photos, videos and tips by emailing email@example.com or on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t assume someone else will alert us. We rely on readers to help us stay informed. From April […]
Berkeley post office protesters cleared out in early morning raid
Post Office Inspectors cleared protesters from the steps after nearly 17 months. Photo: Lance Knobel Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. Post Office inspectors cleared the protester encampment on the steps and on the side of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Protesters from First They Came for the Homeless and the Berkeley Post Office Defenders […]
Legal battles over Berkeley’s main Post Office continue
At a meeting held in Berkeley on Feb. 19, Antonio Rossmann, Brian Turner and Moni Law (l to r) address a crowd gathered to discuss the proposed sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Photo: Seung Y. Lee At a meeting held in Berkeley on Feb. 19, Antonio Rossmann, Brian Turner and Moni Law (l to r) address a […]
Deal to buy Post Office fizzles; police clear encampment
Protesters clear a makeshift encampment at Berkeley’s main post office on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel Protesters clear a makeshift encampment at Berkeley’s main post office on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel The proposal by Berkeley developers Hudson MacDonald to buy the downtown Berkeley Post Office has fallen through after they […]