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

It was a chilly 38 degrees in Berkeley on Friday morning, but the cold snap is nothing compared to what is coming. Weather forecasters are predicting that mammoth amounts of rain will fall in the Bay Area this weekend. From Saturday to Monday, urban areas could see as much as 2.5 to 4.5 inches of rain, according to […]

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

The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless individuals indoors, and will make those beds available through Monday night in light of current weather conditions. In a memo to the Berkeley City Council sent Thursday, City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley said up to 130 shelter beds […]

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Berkeley launches ‘emergency operations center’ to help shelter more homeless

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 all hands on deck to focus on shelter. Adding […]