“My son got lucky,” the father of the student told Berkeleyside on Wednesday. “This could happen to anyone.”
Based on “highly threatening, hateful graffiti,” the targets and the timing, UC police believe the vandalism is associated with the plan to build housing at People’s Park.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital but were in stable condition Monday, police said. Authorities have made arrests in both cases.
‘Half Moon Bay,’ by the father and son duo, is just one of hundreds of novels published in the past few decades that have been set in Berkeley.
With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
Cal plans to construct housing for 1,200 students on one of Berkeley’s most historic sites.
A coalition of advocates for Berkeley’s homeless community gathered online to sing, pray and demand justice for the unhoused people.
With UC Berkeley closed and Telegraph Avenue mostly shuttered, the 35-40 people who call the park home depend on donated meals from East Bay Food Not Bombs and other charitable groups.
The building would be part of a complex that could house as many as 1,200 students and 125 community members who need supportive housing. Cal is seeking public comment through April 27.
Robert Dougherty escaped injury, but lost his home and his belongings after his tent caught fire while he was asleep inside.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.
A meeting to gather input on Cal’s plans to create up to 1,200 beds for students at the Southside park drew some curious community members, a few students and also protesters who oppose construction on the historic site.