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Berkeley can’t solve homelessness with arbitrary regulations

CITY ISSUES: City officials must produce constructive legislation without using dehumanizing rhetoric

If the city of Berkeley wants to create policies that foster a greater sense of community and “quality of life,” it should do so for all of its inhabitants — not just those who can afford Berkeley’s incredibly high housing costs.
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Controversial state housing bill SB 827 dies in committee hearing

Berkeley City Council members were among many California city representatives who opposed SB 827. Prior to the committee decision, Berkeley City Council had resolved to formally oppose the bill April 24 — a resolution that was put forth by Mayor Jesse Arreguín and councilmembers Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison and Linda Maio.
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‘Tangible and physical reminder’ of Berkeley’s pre-World War II Japanese American community gets landmark status

The building, located at 2526-32 Shattuck Ave., housed a commercial laundry for nearly three decades. It was operated by Japanese American families until 1942 when the families were sent to internment camps, forcing Berkeley’s Japanese-Americans to “settle their affairs, dispose of their belongings, pack, and register for removal,” according to Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, or BAHA, President Steven Finacom in an email.
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