Homeless Crackdown by Caltrans Sparks Dialogue in Berkeley

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Homeless Crackdown by Caltrans Sparks Dialogue in Berkeley

Weekly "cleanings" by transportation agency draw a comparison to whack-a-mole, causing the city to confront its encampment problem under scrutiny from critics.

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The New Face of Homelessness: Elderly and Disabled

The story of three brothers evicted from their family home show the difficulties this population faces in the East Bay.

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Can Berkeley Fix Its Police Oversight?

A member of Berkeley's Police Review Commission has resigned over the body's structural deficiencies. And a possible fix has been bogged down in negotiations with the police union for over a year.

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Oakland's Promise Kept or Not?

The city council president's questions about college scholarship initiative come as mayor's initiative undergoes an internal reorganization.

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Turning Around Lives, One Student at a Time

The new Oakland documentary The Pushouts profiles local gang-banger-turned sociologist Victor Rios.

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Dredging the Carquinez to Accommodate Oil

The Army Corps is deepening shipping channels to allow tankers access. The agency says it will clear the air. Environmentalists don't agree.

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Nepalese Sanctuary Seekers Fighting to Stay in the U.S.

First, they had a violent civil war, then a devastating earthquake; now they have to overcome Trump.

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Rising to the Challenge in Richmond

New RYSE Commons a tribute to the resiliency of youth.

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Alameda Considers New Post to Protect Tenants' Rights and Prosecute Property Crimes

Council to vote on position of city prosecutor, an office common in Southern California but rare in the Bay Area.

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The Oakland Roots Plant an Acorn in The Town

Oakland sports history will be made Saturday at Laney College, where the Oakland Roots SC soccer team will play its first-ever home game.

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State's Deadliest Big Jail System Last Year was Contra Costa County's

In 2018, more people died in county's jails than in any year during the prior decade.

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