Residents have long been concerned about odors and other pollutants emanating from Pacific Steel Casting on Second Street, lodging hundreds of complaints with local and regional bodies.
Cheryl Davila defeats Darryl Moore to win City Council seat
Cheryl Davila is Berkeley’s new councilwoman for District 2. Photo: Courtesy Cheryl Davila Cheryl Davila is Berkeley’s new councilwoman for District 2. Photo: Courtesy Cheryl Davila District 2 voters rejected incumbent Berkeley Councilman Darryl Moore’s bid for re-election and narrowly handed the seat to progressive challenger Cheryl Davila, according to the Alameda County Registrar of […]
School board candidates back Measure E1, will push for education equality
From left: Abdur Sikder, Judy Appel, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler and Norma Harrison. They are running for two seats on the school board. Photos: Courtesy Two incumbents are facing two challengers at the polls today in two lightly contested seats on the Berkeley Unified School District. Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, 60, is the executive director of Bay Area Hispano Institute […]
District 2 race focused on housing, police, accountability
From left: Cheryl Davila, Nanci Armstrong-Temple and Darryl Moore. All are running for District 2. Photo: Emilie Raguso From left: Cheryl Davila, Nanci Armstrong-Temple and Darryl Moore. All are running for District 2. Photo: Emilie Raguso As the election approaches, challengers Cheryl Davila and Nanci Armstrong-Temple are taking aim at District 2 incumbent Darryl Moore, who has […]
District 6 candidates clash over development, homeless
Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 6 candidates: Susan Wengraf, Fred Dodsworth, Isabelle Gaston. Photos: Courtesy of the candidates With less than two weeks until election day, District 6 incumbent Susan Wengraf has raised more than twice the cash as both her opponents — Fred Dodsworth and Isabelle Gaston — combined, according to […]
6 candidates compete for 4 slots on Berkeley Rent Board
Berkeley Rent Board candidates (clockwise from upper left): Nate Wollman, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Christina Murphy, Igor Tregub and Judy Hunt. Photos: Courtesy of the candidates Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board, in a race that has seen one slate of decidedly pro-tenant candidates boast numerous endorsements and […]
First responders, students question stats showing rise in alcohol abuse at UC Berkeley
The bureau of Alcohol and Beverage Control released figures for the first two weekends of the school year indicating alcohol-related incidents spiked 110% this year.
Cannabis accelerator program opens, but some worry about a corporate cannabis industry
Acro-Vape, one of the start-ups participating in Canopy’s accelerator program for cannabis-start-ups, produces a vaporizer. Photo: Acro-Vape Acro-Vape, one of the start-ups participating in Canopy’s accelerator program for cannabis-start-ups, produces a vaporizer. Photo: Acro-Vape As California edges closer toward cannabis legalization for adult recreational use in November, a marijuana-focused business accelerator program has announced a […]
Latest plan calls for pedestrian-oriented Telegraph Avenue
A Sundays on Telegraph event in July 2014: the Telegraph Public Realm Plan proposes changes to make the storied avenue more pedestrian-oriented. Photo: Daniel Levine To glimpse Telegraph Avenue as its visionaries and community leaders see it is to view a thriving, bustling European-like utopia, complete with pedestrian plaza, solar-powered trash cans, and enough parklets […]
Neighbors express frustration with cannabis club
The Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley sits on the edge of a residential neighborhood and neighbors complain that some of its clients are not respectful. Photo: Google Street Maps Outside the Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley at Shattuck Avenue and Essex Street, the scene is busy. A black-clad security guard mindfully scans the street, making […]
Merchants see recent changes on Telegraph Avenue as mostly positive
As Cal students return to campus, we visit the avenue which has visibly changed in the past year. Local merchants, and the TBID that represents them, say more positive transformations are on the way.
Landlord group sues Berkeley over rental tax initiative
The litigation comes as the Berkeley Property Owners Association is pushing for its own competing tax initiative, Measure DD.