The person who had been living at the Pathways/STAIR Center has been moved to a hotel in Oakland to recover from the virus. Most of the other residents have moved to a nearby hotel.
Berkeley council split over $11M Measure P budget, new outdoor homeless camp
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
Mobile showers come to Berkeley, providing the homeless with a new place to get clean
Lava Mae has been offering showers in West and South Berkeley since May, but the service has been slow to catch on. That may be changing.
12-story complex approved on Berkeley Way; vacuum shop to stay downtown
A 12-story, 156-unit project downtown won praise and nearly unanimous approval Thursday from the city’s zoning board. Speakers called it a home run for union labor and the “gold standard” for development.
Berkeley businesses may get ousted to make way for a parking lot for Kaiser
Wareham Development had plans to raze the businesses to create parking for a planned Kaiser medical office facility. ZAB said that is not the best use of the land and nixed the application.
Developers donate to little-known Berkeley homeless fund
Some of Berkeley’s biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
Berkeley zoning board to 12-story developer: ‘Funk this thing up’
Zoning board members got their first chance to weigh in on plans for a new 12-story building proposed on Shattuck at Berkeley Way. Their advice? Have some fun with the design so it reflects more of Berkeley’s quirkiness.
Update: Half of the votes still to be counted; some Berkeley results could still change
With a large number of mail-in ballots remaining to be counted, there could still be some unexpected results in Berkeley.
Berkeley Patients Group, nation’s longest operating dispensary, leads cannabis industry in corporate social responsibility
[Sponsored] As it prepares to mark its 19th anniversary on Oct. 31, BPG is doubling down on its mission to provide safe access to quality cannabis and is supporting local efforts to end homelessness in Alameda County.
Berkeley mayor makes case for tax measures O and P, hits resistance
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
Berkeley’s Pathways homeless shelter has helped 20 people find homes in 3 months
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
Four City Council candidates look to replace Linda Maio in Berkeley’s District 1 offer their views at community forum
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.