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Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter to stay open until Aug. 31

In addition to maintaining the shelter for the rest of the summer, the council focused on other measures to reduce homelessness, including setting aside $11 million for the Berkeley Way project and passing an urgency ordinance authorizing the sale of bonds financing affordable housing.
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Residents living in vehicles at Berkeley Marina face forceful eviction

The Berkeley Marina vehicular community, which consists of about 20 vehicles and 45 people, gathered at 5 a.m. and demanded that the city either let them remain at the marina or provide another space for their vehicles. Community resident Amber Whitson said the protest was “lighthearted” until the Berkeley Police Department arrived at 8 a.m., when officers warned residents that if they didn’t follow the city’s directive their vehicles would be towed and cited.
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