What’s next for old city hall and Civic Center Park? The next few months could be pivotal.
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Old City Hall to become emergency winter homeless shelter
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.
Berkeley brainstorms new locations for its emergency shelter
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
Animal-rights activists bury dead piglet in Berkeley park
The burial capped off a Thursday morning demonstration intended to raise awareness of animal abuse.
After Old City Hall fire, police arrest 1 man and tell homeless campers to leave
Notices of violation around the Old City Hall homeless camps order residents to clear out immediately.
City to make ‘last-ditch effort’ to use BUSD chambers before pursuing new home
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Berkeley homeless encampment at Old City Hall packs up under city orders
Liberty camp on Friday, Dec. 4. Photo Jay Rooney Update: Three arrests were made while the encampment was packing up, according to Berkeley city spokesman Matthai Chakko. Chakko said he expected all three to be cited and released today. Three truck-loads of belongings associated with the camp were removed by the city, he said, and […]
Police make arrest after homeless camp stabbing
Residents of a homeless encampment remain on the grounds of Old City Hall in what they say is a protest of new laws passed this week by the City Council. Photo: David Yee Berkeley police responded to a stabbing at the recently established Old City Hall homeless encampment and arrested a man late Thursday morning. According […]
Berkeley orders new homeless tent city to disband
About 50 people have set up tents on the front lawn of Old City Hall to protest news homeless laws passed by the Berkeley City Council last week. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley issued a cease and desist order Tuesday to residents of an encampment that popped up at Old City Hall on […]
City Council seeks to move meetings to West Berkeley
The Berkeley City Council wants to move its meetings to the BUSD headquarters on Bonar. Photo: Kaia Diringer Update, Sept. 15 The neighborhood meeting has been moved to Sept. 24 because of a scheduling conflict, district spokesman Mark Coplan told Berkeleyside today. Coplan explained by email that “It is a neighborhood meeting like we conduct when […]