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UC should lookelsewhere for housing

Re. “Clashes halt housing project,” Page A1, Aug. 4:

As a “People’s Park Survivor” shot in both legs that infamous day, May 15, 1969, I don’t understand why UC needs to use this particular site, other than the chancellor’s ego. It all seems like a power move. Why, over so many years, can the university still not embrace the amazing piece of work this park is?

In spite of the homelessness and messiness, it is a tribute to the creative, positive actions people took all those years ago. Let’s keep this park as the much-needed open space it is. Save the park. Southside needs open space.

I still hope that UC, Berkeley residents, and the city can get it together to make it a much better park than it has been up to now.

Andus BrandtOakland

Weapons station housingwould worsen traffic

Building housing at the Concord Naval Weapons Station site will bring much more traffic to the freeways for us. Residents already have enough traffic; it’s hard to get to work and home.

I work in Richmond from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but due to traffic issues I need to leave before 6 a.m. to make it to work on time. Coming back home, it takes me around an hour and a half, which means I am away almost 12 hours from home and family just to work 7 1/2 hours. This affects my mental health. I am stressed out not having time to share with my family and not having time for myself to rest for the next day.

I am sure there are a lot of people like me. Besides all that, the environment is getting smaller and smaller. We do not need …read more

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