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  1. The Universal and Unavoidable Consequences of Being Human, Even in BerkeleyRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    For the last couple of weeks I've been trying to figure out what the City of Berkeley's policy on homelessness is. I've asked a lot of people: a couple of councilmembers, neighborhood activists in the areas with visible homeless populations, those invaluable civic watchdogs who go to all the meetings, some charitable souls who try to minister to the physical needs of those who live on the street with clothing, blankets and fooda I've gotten the views of some of the thoughtful public citizens who think and then write about such problems, including some on this site.

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  2. Northbrae: A Church that Grapples with Earthly DilemmasRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 15 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Heathen at heart, I don't think of myself as religious. But one summer Sunday, alarmed by firestorms, sudden floods, skies hung low with polluted air, and killer heat waves around the globe, I made a B-line for Northbrae, a church that grapples directly with earthly dilemmas-making this church a rare find.

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  3. The Berkeley City Manager and the DBA's Flier Smackdown, or Defund the DBARead the original story

    Saturday Sep 15 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    I went straight to the City Manager's office. She's in charge, after all. The City Council advises her if they feel like it.

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  4. Candidates' Night in Berkeley's District 8Read the original story

    Monday Sep 10 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The CENA meeting on Wednesday night was interesting! Lori Droste started by pointing out that Chris Stine, the head of the Berkeley Police Association, was present. And it sounded like she brought him along.

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  5. An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council and City ManagerRead the original story

    Friday Sep 7 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The Downtown Berkeley Association has declared its intention to continue ripping down community fliers on September 1, 2018, citing a memo which concludes, "removing signage posted on public infrastructure is outside the scope of the City's contract with the DBA." They have included no new information.

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  6. The Constitutionality of Homeless EncampmentsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The issue of homeless encampments keeps coming up. The reason is the insistence on the part of the police of Berkeley on raiding encampments, dispelling the groupings of the homeless, disrupting their comunities, and thereby forcing them to move, to resettle themselves, to figure out new procedures for survival.

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  7. Housing the HomelessRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 2 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    UPDATE: This morning, at 7 am, displaced homeless from the shelter, FTCFTH, and supporters took city hall. The reason is obvious.

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  8. Wisdom of the LocalsRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 2 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Every so often a writer produces a phrase that vividly encapsulates the political spirit of the times. Becky O'Malley, in this space, did this for me when she coined the term "wisdom of the locals," saying that this is what we need instead of endorsements from outside famous politicians.

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  9. What's Happening to 2211 Harold Way?Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The sinking Millennium Tower has captivated San Francisco. Is Berkeley sliding toward its own scandal? Berkeley Planning Director Timothy Burroughs succumbed to City pressure to sign yet another extension for the project planned for 2211 Harold Way, so presumably the developers who carried the project through entitlement and won the CEQA lawsuit can find a buyer to build it and an institution to finance the project.

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  10. Fixing a Failing Flip: 2211 Harold Way Gets Another Pass for Another YearRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 1 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    If three trees fall on University Avenue in Berkeley, do they make any noise? Last week three felled redwoods created a reasonably substantial hullaballoo, proving once again that we're a city of tree huggers. Online stories prompted an outflow of outraged complaints from the little people, some of whom actually signed their real names, a refreshing contrast to the usual comments from the surly entitled trolls who spend too much time anonymously carping on these news sites.

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  11. Predictive Work Scheduling Law Is a MustRead the original story

    Friday Aug 31 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Among the serious problems that working people confront particularly in the retail industries, which include food service establishments, is that their work schedules are subject to change with very short notice. This is problematic for women with children.

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  12. Berkeley Campus Gun Scare Was False AlarmRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    A report of a person with a gun at University of California at Berkeley today was a private armored guard who was authorized to be on campus, police said. Police said at 11:50 a.m. that a person with a gun was sighted near the Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez student buildings in Lower Sproul Plaza.

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  13. Why Should BART Be Offered Zoning Power?Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 25 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    In recent weeks, I've asked why Mayor ArreguA n hasn't vocally opposed Assembly Bill 2923, the state legislation that would remove zoning authority over BART stations in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties from the host cities and give it to BART. On May 29, he voted with the council majority to oppose the bill and staunchly defended community say in land use.

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  14. SMITHEREENS: Reflections on Bits & Pieces:Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 25 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Roll Out the Barrels Alarmed that pot-puffing might lead to a decline in suds-sucking, beer-brewer Heinekin has announced plans to purchase Petaluma's Lagunitas Brewery Company, a firm that produces non-alcoholic sparkling water infused with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. We're happy to report that the cafe at the Berkeley Bowl in West Berkeley is already a jump ahead of Heinekin.

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  15. Dropping the Police Accountability Ball and the Pre-trial Scarlet LetterRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The information was picked up by other publications, including Fox News and international outlets, and caused a stir as the new "scarlet letter" of creative police abuse. Publicizing the personal information of arrestees is not routine, and was justified by Berkeley's police spokesperson Byron White, quoted in England's "The Guardian", as saying "People are coming from out of town and bringing weapons and are committed to violence a We don't want people to be able to do that with anonymity."

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  16. Poet Tom Clark Dies after Being Struck by Car in BerkeleyRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Local poet and author Tom Clark died after being struck by a vehicle on The Alameda near Marin Avenue in Berkeley on Friday night, according to authorities. Clark, 77, was listed in stable condition after the collision around 8:40 p.m., but his condition worsened after he was taken to the hospital, police said.

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  17. Help Plan for Climate Change with Vision 2050Read the original story

    Aug 20, 2018 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Berkeley is committed to fighting climate change and guaranteeing high quality of life for all residents. As our infrastructure continues to age, we must ensure that our streets, sidewalks, sewer pipes, and buildings are resilient enough to withhold flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters, while being as environmentally and financially sustainable as possible.

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  18. Tom ClarkRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Tom Clark lived, for decades, as his health declined, on a busy street in Berkeley, in a house with many steep stairs. Crossing, haltingly, one of those streets he was struck by a car and killed on August 17. One of the last times I saw him he made fun of himself for his frailty at having to pause while walking in the neighborhood, and even more when he tried to get to his front door.

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  19. Three Shot in Berkeley's San Pablo ParkRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Two people were seriously injured and a third suffered a minor gunshot injury Saturday night when an unidentified suspect fired a weapon into a gathering at San Pablo Park in Berkeley, police said. Police responded about 5:30 p.m. to the park, between Mabel and Park Streets in south Berkeley, to find three men were hit by gunfire.

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  20. SMITHEREENS: Reflections on Bits & PiecesRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2018 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Ron Dellums, Presente! Remembering the Marine Vet Who became an Antiwar Congressman "If it's radical to oppose the insanity and cruelty of the Vietnam War, if it's radical to oppose racism and sexism and all other forms of oppression, if it's radical to want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, and other forms of human misery, then I'm proud to be called a radical." -- Representative Ron Dellums Here's a video clip of Ron Dellums speaking truth about power onstage at UC Berkeley in 2016.

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