The city is closing its basketball courts and tot lots and working to set up eight new trailers where homeless people who are infected with COVID-19 can get medical help without putting other campers in danger.
Emergency Operations Center
City sets up hand-washing stations to help homeless, others avoid coronavirus
City workers also knocked on tents and talked to people to hand out 560 kits with hand sanitizer and information about COVID-19.
New Berkeley emergency homeless shelter opens on Ninth Street
The emergency shelter, which is open until April, offers free Wi-Fi, plenty of places to charge phones, indoor toilets, hot breakfasts and storage.
UC Berkeley gets ready for ‘The Big One’
The campus conducted a massive earthquake drill Friday morning.
Ambitious proposal seeks to shake up the way Berkeley handles homelessness
A tent-cabin village and a pet-friendly shelter are included in Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilwoman Sophie Hahn’s plan to address Berkeley’s growing homeless population.
Berkeley’s new homeless shelter proves popular, but not everyone wants it
The new shelter has storage space, bike racks and takes dogs. Berkeleyside spoke to some of its clients, as well as to others who won’t use shelters.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]