BERKELEY'S NEWS • OCTOBER 01, 2022

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On Thursday, the Berkeley Mental Health Commission provided input on recommendations drafted by the Mobile Crisis Response Subcommittee, following public comments on the need for alternatives to calling the police for mental health crises.
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On Thursday, the Berkeley Mental Health Commission provided input on recommendations drafted by the Mobile Crisis Response Subcommittee, following public comments on the need for alternatives to calling the police for mental health crises.
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Discussion was held on the work plan, subcommittees, data collection and how taxpayer dollars are being spent on mental health-related activities.
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Discussion was held on the work plan, subcommittees, data collection and how taxpayer dollars are being spent on mental health-related activities.
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Ultimately, all motions to amend policies on the use of spit hoods — including those proposed by the Berkeley Police Department — failed to pass during the meeting; the current law will be held in place.
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Ultimately, all motions to amend policies on the use of spit hoods — including those proposed by the Berkeley Police Department — failed to pass during the meeting; the current law will be held in place.
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The Berkeley Mental Health Commission discussed its annual budget and a motion against the usage of spit hood as a detainment method during its regular meeting Thursday night.
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The Berkeley Mental Health Commission discussed its annual budget and a motion against the usage of spit hood as a detainment method during its regular meeting Thursday night.
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Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight, or BCUPO, launched its campaign for greater police accountability Sunday at the flea market on Ashby Avenue.
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Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight, or BCUPO, launched its campaign for greater police accountability Sunday at the flea market on Ashby Avenue.
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About 50 supporters gathered in front of Berkeley City Hall on Tuesday night to honor the life of Kayla Moore — a Black transgender woman diagnosed with schizophrenia who died in Berkeley police custody in 2013 — and march for police reform.
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About 50 supporters gathered in front of Berkeley City Hall on Tuesday night to honor the life of Kayla Moore — a Black transgender woman diagnosed with schizophrenia who died in Berkeley police custody in 2013 — and march for police reform.
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In the conclusion of a weeklong symposium on poverty and homelessness, students from a diverse coalition of campus service groups rallied at Sather Gate Friday for minimum wage reform.
In the conclusion of a weeklong symposium on poverty and homelessness, students from a diverse coalition of campus service groups rallied at Sather Gate Friday for minimum wage reform.
Disagreements over wage increases have caused a rift between a prominent Berkeley non-profit organization and its unionized workers, halting negotiations for a new contract.
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Disagreements over wage increases have caused a rift between a prominent Berkeley non-profit organization and its unionized workers, halting negotiations for a new contract.
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After over 40 years working with Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, a nonprofit that provides homeless shelters and services, Cheema, 67, is stepping down as executive director of the organization, although this is by no means the end of her advocacy work.
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After over 40 years working with Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, a nonprofit that provides homeless shelters and services, Cheema, 67, is stepping down as executive director of the organization, although this is by no means the end of her advocacy work.
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Surrounded by a pile of tattered backpacks, Kelly Johnson squints against the sun’s glare as he recollects the years spent searching for a home.
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Surrounded by a pile of tattered backpacks, Kelly Johnson squints against the sun’s glare as he recollects the years spent searching for a home.
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