‘Neighbors helping neighbors’: Berkeley organizations help during holidays

Photo of the Berkeley Police Department toy drive in 2020
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Several city organizations — including the Berkeley Food Pantry, Dorothy Day House, Berkeley Police Department and the Berkeley Holiday Fund — are working on assisting individuals in need amid the holiday season.

Institutions from around the city of Berkeley are providing assistance to those in need this holiday season — filling hearts, minds and stomachs.
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Berkeley nonprofit fails to resolve new contract with labor union

Contract negotiations between the California Professional Employees Union and one of their employers — Berkeley nonprofit Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, or BOSS — remained unresolved after the union refused to sign the new fiscal year contract during an unsuccessful mediation Sept. 27.
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Expressions Gallery highlights faces of homeless population

Homelessness leaves thousands to roam the streets without the promise of warm shelter or a meal. This epidemic impacts the masses and threatens the personal identity of those characterized by such a defining term. The multifaceted nature of a particular individual is jeopardized as the person becomes lost in the
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