The racetrack first opened in 1941. The owner group announced it was consolidating operations and moving horses to Southern California.
The city will stop enforcing federal and state bans on psilocybin and other entheogenic fungi and plants with an eye toward public health benefits — but selling or giving psychedelics away is still forbidden in Berkeley.
Police said the two were in possession of personal identifying information of nearly 300 potential victims. Each got a two-year sentence: prison for one, probation for the other.
Approximately 19% of city positions were vacant as of October 2022, according to the report. The city can’t offer as many services, employees are burning out and HR can’t keep up with turnover.
Officials asked residents to help prevent injuries and forest fires by foregoing fireworks entirely, particularly in the Berkeley Hills, where fires can spread especially quickly.
A municipal sales tax relief program for cannabis dispensaries would take effect retroactively to January. The City Council is close to a final vote on the program.
Advocates say they fear Berkeley is abandoning its vision for public safety. Officials say they still want to create departments of community safety and transportation, among other reforms, once the citywide staffing crisis abates.
Berkeley trash customers with the smallest containers will see the highest percent increase over the next five fiscal years. Officials say their hands were tied by a decades-old ballot measure.
One nearby city saw a 33% decrease in auto theft and a 35% increase in arrests related to auto thefts after putting their readers into use, police said.
In March and April, the Berkeley Fire Department responded to six fires sparked by electric scooter, bike and skateboard batteries.
The 14-person crew was working near the University Avenue off-ramp.
City police and officials have said the upgrade will help them crack down on a number of crimes that have spiked in recent years such as shootings and catalytic converter thefts.