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Community helps plan new South Berkeley parklet

The spot on Ellis Street where Berkeley’s third parklet is planned. The mural behind, called “Music on Our Minds,” was painted in 2009 by Edythe Boone in collaboration with young people from Youth Spirit Artworks. The mural depicts influential South Berkeley community members, including long-time resident Richie Smith and musicians. Photo: Kathleen Costanza in collaboration with young people from […]

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Berkeley finds fund to expand homeless services during wet weather

Volunteers from Night on the Streets Catholic Worker serve food to the homeless. Photo: Matt Werner Berkeley’s homeless population will now have more places to take shelter from the inclement weather after city officials directed extra funds to extend and expand shelter and outreach services. The city has committed to opening a new overnight emergency […]

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Friends of Adeline: ‘Our future shall be determined by us’

Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took place at the Black Repertory Group’s theater Saturday. Photo: Emily Dugdale Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took […]

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Prayers, songs and lie-in during faith group protest against proposed Berkeley homeless laws

A small group of faith group protesters held a sleep-in on BART Plaza following prayers and speeches. Photo: Ted Friedman An estimated 60 members of faith groups gathered at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Thursday night to protest proposed new laws that they claimed would “criminalize the homeless.” Prayers and speeches were followed by a small number […]

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Faith groups to sleep on street to support city’s homeless

A coalition of faith communities will gather on Thursday April 9 at 5 p.m. at Downtown Berkeley BART plaza to demonstrate their support for the city’s homeless population. Some plan to sleep on the plaza overnight. Photo: Emilie Raguso A coalition of faith communities will gather on Thursday April 9 at 5 p.m. at Downtown Berkeley BART plaza to demonstrate their support […]

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New talks on homelessness in Berkeley start Thursday

Thursday’s meeting will provide a starting point for discussion on homelessness, proponents say, with an introduction to the causes and state of homelessness from a national, regional and local perspective. Photo: Derrick Coetzee Thursday evening, the Berkeley Task Force on Homelessness will begin a new community-driven process designed to explore homelessness in Berkeley, and how it might be […]