Stories about berkeley

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

Exploring consent—and its conversations—in ‘Actually’

Michael A. Curry plays a Black freshman under pressure at Princeton in Anna Ziegler's play about a fraught encounter.

In ‘Yoga Play,’ Dipika Guha twists commerce into comedy

The playwright's latest, at San Francisco Playhouse, joyfully takes on mindfulness and commercialism.

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?

Screen Grabs: Berlin & Beyond, Woman at War, The Mystery of Picasso ….

Mapplethorpe, Styx, Giant Little Ones, tributes to Delphine Seyrig and Hirokazu Kore-eda, and more in cinemas this week.

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.

The Sierra Club attacks our story; here’s our response

It's about democracy and open process -- and the real debate over market-rate housing development.

Exploring the ‘Convergence’ of Yiddish and African American spiritual music

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell reactivates a bedrock of American music: Black people and Jews jamming together.

The Sierra Club and the luxury-housing developer

Northern Alameda chapter backs San Leandro project in a sign that the pro-growth forces are trying to take over the environmental group.