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Posted inCity

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 […]

Posted inSchools

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 […]

Posted inCity

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 […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]

Posted inBusiness

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 […]

Posted inCommunity

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 […]