A creator of the 45-year-old People’s History of Telegraph Avenue mural says one of two proposed sites for a toilet near People’s Park would obscure an important landmark.
On a recent Saturday, neighbors heard a commotion. Police had arrived, there was shouting and two brothers who’d lived all their lives in a small stucco house on Evelyn Ave. were being forcibly evicted to the street.
A Berkeley public works crew cleared out a homeless encampment near the Gilman Street off-ramp of I-80, in Berkeley, on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Photo: David Yee A coalition of civil-rights groups and one of the nation’s largest law firms have taken on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), asking for a state-wide, permanent injunction […]
Activists angered by a video that caught a downtown ambassador assaulting a homeless man hold a rally March 27 to protest the violence and proposed new laws regulating homeless behavior. Photo: Ted Friedman One day after a video that showed a Downtown Berkeley Association ambassador assaulting a homeless man went viral, a group of activists held […]
On most days, homeless youth can be found on the sidewalk on Shattuck Avenue in front of the Landmark Shattuck Cinemas. The City Council will consider a new set of laws affecting the homeless on Tuesday night. Photo: Tracey Taylor A proposal coming before the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday to examine new laws for the […]
Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Citing concerns about garbage and rodents, both dead and alive, the city of Berkeley sent in […]
Police officers visit the homeless camp on Gilman Street in West Berkeley daily to provide outreach for residents. Photo: Drew Jaffe The city of Berkeley, which had planned to remove the personal possessions of the homeless living on Gilman Street under Interstate 80 on July 15, has backed off its insistence that the homeless encampment […]