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Posted inCity

Cheryl Davila defeats Darryl Moore to win City Council seat

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 Voters, which completed its final vote count Friday. Davila’s unexpected victory — no incumbent has been defeated in Berkeley since 1997 — contributed to a political shake-up […]

Posted inSchools

School board candidates back Measure E1, will push for education equality

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 for Advancement, an organization that aims to provide families with bilingual learning environments. The daughter of an undocumented immigrant, born in San Francisco’s […]

Posted inHousing & Development

6 candidates compete for 4 slots on Berkeley Rent Board

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 a large war chest, while their landlord-leaning opponents lag — both in terms of endorsements and cash. It’s an important, if not widely covered race: Established […]

Posted inBusiness

Cannabis accelerator program opens, but some worry about a corporate cannabis industry

As California edges closer toward cannabis legalization for adult recreational use in November, a marijuana-focused business accelerator program has announced a new Berkeley-based boot camp for entrepreneurs. Based out of the WeWork building on University, the accelerator called Canopy has agreed to invest a total of $180,000 investment in nine startups — though none of […]

Posted inCommunity

Latest plan calls for pedestrian-oriented Telegraph Avenue

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 and bicycle racks to make even the most cynical hipster swoon. The ambitious if bureaucratically titled “Telegraph Public Realm Plan” has a sweeping vision that’s […]