The sale transfers 314 units around downtown that mostly house students and could bring over $4 million in transfer taxes to the city.
After power was shut off to UC Berkeley and thousands of homes and businesses starting at 11 p.m. on Oct. 9, Berkeleyans found ways to cope.
On a recent Saturday, neighbors heard a commotion. Police had arrived, there was shouting and two brothers who’d lived all their lives in a small stucco house on Evelyn Ave. were being forcibly evicted to the street.
The site, known for its mid-century homes, isn’t under protective status, but current residents hope the new owner will “be respectful and honor the Common.”
While many gym members don’t like the idea that a major investor in the fitness facilities threw a fundraiser for Trump, they said canceling their memberships might hurt those who work there.
When the homeowner did not voluntarily repair his house, a court-appointed receiver spent around $550K to fix it. The City Council will review the situation on Tuesday.
Berkeley cited 1911 Harmon St. for code violations. When they were not corrected, the court appointed a receiver to make the repairs, which cost $600,000. The original owner has to come up with a repayment plan.
The 250-foot eucalyptus that toppled Jan. 6, killing a man, had not been flagged as posing any danger in recent years, but officials are examining everything that might have led to its fall.
The Streets Team program provides work experience to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with the goal that it will help them land paid employment.
That bushy tail you saw scampering away near Ohlone Greenway? Yep, it’s probably a gray fox.
If state Proposition 10 passes, Berkeley’s system of rent control – and the role of the Rent Board – could change dramatically.
The shutdown of the 128-year-old restaurant follows closely after the closures of longtime Berkeley institutions Brennan’s and Hs Lordships.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
UC Berkeley wants to upgrade the sand volleyball courts to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say that will conflict with covenants the university agreed to.
Many fires are caused by downed power lines, but while some say a new PG&E shutoff policy makes sense, others believe cutting power during an emergency puts people at greater risk.
A four-story apartment building destined to house grad students went up in four days in July, including beds, sinks, sofas, and stoves. It is slated to open this month.