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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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After years of deferred maintenance, Berkeley asks nonprofits to pay for fixes

The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC After years of neglect, Berkeley has begun requiring nonprofit organizations renting buildings from the city to undertake and pay for long-deferred maintenance and capital improvements. About one dozen nonprofits have entered into lease negotiations with the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department over the […]