Plastic bags in the produce aisle and thicker bags for groceries and takeout would be banned under a proposal in its early stages.
Proof of vaccination will be required at restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms, dance and yoga studios, and events with at least 1,000 attendees. Also: theaters where food or drinks are sold.
City leaders are launching a new effort to create “objective standards” that could determine how easy it is to build in Berkeley.
Workers at those businesses and several others will also be required either to get vaccinated or receive weekly COVID-19 tests.
If past attempts to raise tall apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley are any indication, the plans could prove contentious.
One firefighter was injured during operations Tuesday but is recovering. Crews are planning to return to Berkeley soon.
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.
“The fire has crested over the hill and is coming down towards the camp,” the city’s parks director said Monday afternoon.
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in much of the Bay Area, and unhealthy for everyone at higher elevations.
Democrats are ramping up their defense against the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom with a barrage of text messages and campus canvassing.
No, there won’t be any “corporate-style office park,” as flyers posted in the neighborhood and on social media falsely claimed.
The Biden administration wants to get more Americans to install solar panels by making the permitting process faster and easier.
The project would rise on the downtown Berkeley block where another developer planned an 18-story building.
The proposed policy would require city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15. Exceptions to the mandate would be limited.
Bayer has proposed annual community benefits payments to Berkeley that would start at $720,000 and grow to $1.3 million by 2052.
Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguín said he wants the city to require its workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines, or be tested for the virus regularly.