People’s Park partially closed for temporary soil testing

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UC Berkeley Capital Strategies has blocked off different parts of People’s Park in order to conduct geotechnical investigations as part of preparations to build student and supportive housing. The soil and safety testing will be conducted over the next three weeks.

In preparation for plans to build student and supportive housing, UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, which oversees campus development, temporarily closed sections of People’s Park on Tuesday for soil and safety testing.
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People’s Park is a historical monument worth fighting for

In a letter to UC Berkeley alumni published in the summer 2018 issue of California Magazine, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced her intention to build student housing on People’s Park. We, the undersigned members of the People’s Park community, object to these plans. Our park, the People’s Park, was
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