A proposed ferry terminal at the Berkeley Marina and bus service on San Pablo Avenue could be candidates for funding from a 2018 bridge toll hike.
Nico Savidge joined Berkeleyside in 2021 as a senior reporter covering city hall. Born and raised in Berkeley, he got his start in journalism at Youth Radio as a high-schooler in the mid-2000s. Since then, he has covered transportation, law enforcement, education and college sports for the San Jose Mercury News, EdSource, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Janesville Gazette and The Daily Cardinal. A graduate of Berkeley High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he now lives in Oakland with his wife and dog.
Why doesn’t Berkeley have more condos?
Officials hope building more will make it easier for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize.
Berkeley approves housing plan, with pledge to upzone wealthy neighborhoods
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Wednesday vote will determine how Berkeley plans for 9,000 new homes
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
Human skeleton found in vacant UC Berkeley building
Police say they have not determined how the person died, or how long their remains were in the unused building on the Clark Kerr Campus.
Reservoirs serving Berkeley, Oakland are filling up after consistent rain
“We have been waiting for a wet season like this for years,” a water official said, but is it enough to end the drought?
Why Berkeley could see housing construction drop in 2023
Berkeley is seeing more new housing than other Bay Area cities, but could still feel a nationwide construction slump.
Recount for real? County supervisor calls for an independent recount of ranked-choice elections
The possible recount comes after the Registrar of Voters disclosed that it made an error tallying ballots, possibly resulting in the wrong winner in an Oakland school board race.
Will sexual harassment allegations derail Jen Louis’ appointment as Berkeley police chief?
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
Telegraph Avenue redesign on hold amid rising costs
Ambitious plans to rebuild the north end of Telegraph with a new street plaza and bus-only lane have stalled as the project faces a major funding shortfall.
Taller than the Campanile: Downtown project grows to 317 feet
Developers submitted a revised proposal this week for a nearly 600-unit apartment building at Shattuck and University avenues.
Here’s where the next round of ‘smart kiosks’ could go in Berkeley
Supporters say the devices help people navigate popular Berkeley neighborhoods, while critics say bringing ads into public spaces isn’t worth the revenue the city gains.