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Performance of Berkeley’s library director under fire at meeting of library trustees

Jeff Scott, far left at table, talks to members of BOLT before an Aug. 26 meeting. The BOLT member are, from left to right, Winston Burton, Abigail Franklin, Julie Holcomb, and Darryl Moore. Jim Novosel was absent. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel More than 40 people expressed concern about the actions of the Berkeley Library director at […]

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Berkeley council open to proposals to end homelessness, but questions how to pay for them

Since Measure S failed in 2012, many say Berkeley’s homeless population has only grown. Photo: Emilie Raguso Since Measure S failed in 2012, many say Berkeley’s homeless population has only grown. Photo: Emilie Raguso By Francesca Paris At a special worksession Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council expressed interest in a raft of recommendations from an independent citizen […]

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City considers new recommendations on homelessness

Shattuck Avenue is one area in Berkeley where the homeless commonly congregate. Others include Telegraph Avenue and other commercial areas. Photo: Emilie Raguso By Francesca Paris On Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council is set to consider new recommendations that would focus the city’s approach to homelessness on supportive services and, in particular, housing. Council will consider […]