WETA has promised to operate electric ferries in Berkeley, but its cost projections are based on diesel.
April Fools’: Shipping company to design student housing project at People’s Park
Although the original design preferred by UC Berkeley was excellent, the switch to modular stacked dorm units allows more student housing at reduced cost. (Note: this is an April Fool’s story!)
Berkeley subcommittee recommends wider use of dealer license plates
A subcommittee of the Commission on Civic Privacy has recommended that the practice of displaying easily readable license plates should be discouraged on Berkeley city streets.
Opinion: Building a trampoline park won’t solve the Berkeley Marina’s fiscal woes. Build a hotel instead.
A hotel could generate millions in annual tax revenue, which would put the marina fund comfortably in the black
Opinion: As a Park District board member, Elizabeth Echols will balance open space and human recreation
Elizabeth Echols, unlike her opponent, has not limited access to fire trails, argued with dog owners over new dog parks, and never opposed new sports fields or kayak launch sites
UC Berkeley demographers predict ‘Coronial generation’ will be next population surge
Research says COVID-19 will produce a new generation with the highest rate of home-schooling in modern history.
Opinion: Hs. Lordships should reopen under the Spenger’s brand
Let’s not try to recreate Hs. Lorships; the food was never all that great. But its location is the perfect place for a revival of Spenger’s, the institution that helped put the Berkeley waterfront on the map.
Commission designates all of District 4 a historic landmark
Instead of identifying structures of significance on a case-by-case basis, the city is taking this blanket approach to the downtown Berkeley district. It will send a message to developers: Nothing can be built.
Opinion: To save the underfunded but popular Berkeley Marina, add a waterfront hotel and improve security
Berkeley doesn’t need to spend $1.2M to study what to do with the Marina. Adding a hotel could wipe out the Marina Fund’s deficit and bring needed activity to that part of the shoreline.
To improve air quality, Berkeley considers saying ‘no’ to 4-way stops at intersections
As many of you surmised, this article, about Berkeley considering saying ‘no’ to 4-way stops at intersections, was an April Fools’ Day story!
New proposal will keep Raiders in San Francisco Bay
Rendering of the new stadium complex for the Oakland Raiders, which will float off the San Francisco waterfront for a night game on a calm winter evening. Image: courtesy Bjorn Toulouse Rendering of the new stadium complex for the Oakland Raiders, which will float off the San Francisco waterfront for a night game on a calm winter […]
Op-ed: A tale of two waterfronts — why Albany is on verge of making a mistake
Ask anyone around the Marina if they think the City of Berkeley made the right decision, back in the early ’60s, when they planned the waterfront for mixed-use development. “Should all the marina landfill have been reserved for open space, parkland and protected habitat, with no commercial, recreational or maritime facilities?” “Of course not,” is […]