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Berkeley braces for mammoth amounts of rain, possible outages, ahead of ‘all-hands-on-deck’ weekend

Heavy rains drenched Berkeley in March. Forecasters predict “mammoth” amounts of rain in Bay Area this weekend. Photo: Pete Rosos Heavy rains drenched Berkeley in March. Forecasters predict “mammoth” amounts of rain in Bay Area this weekend. Photo: Pete Rosos It was a chilly 38 degrees in Berkeley on Friday morning, but the cold snap is […]

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City expands warming centers, shelter beds and outreach to bring homeless indoors during storm season

A homeless man rests in the shade on the steps of the Veterans Building in Berkeley, which is set to serve as a warming center for the city during winter weather conditions. Photo: Emilie Raguso The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless […]

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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 […]