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Posted inCity, Housing & Development, Schools

Council sets fee for affordable housing mitigation

Developers of new residential rental properties in Berkeley can now choose to pay into a special city fund instead of including on-site affordable housing after an 8-1 vote Tuesday by the City Council. It’s the latest step by City Hall to create policies that will increase Berkeley’s affordable housing stock. But whether developers will choose […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

UCPD officer in hospital after accidental shooting

A veteran officer of the University of California Police Department was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while holstering his weapon, officials said. Lt. Eric Tejada of the university Police Department said authorities are investigating whether an equipment malfunction may have resulted in the shooting. Tejada said […]

Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?  The University Avenue restaurant formerly known as Divino (and, before that, Fellini) closed in late summer after receiving mixed reviews from diners on Yelp. With no explanation via Twitter or Facebook, a reader told us, “they shut down and a sign popped up on the windows saying it would reopen in November as Pizza MODA with one of the original […]