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!)
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.
A hotel could generate millions in annual tax revenue, which would put the marina fund comfortably in the black
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
Research says COVID-19 will produce a new generation with the highest rate of home-schooling in modern history.
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.
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.
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.
As many of you surmised, this article, about Berkeley considering saying ‘no’ to 4-way stops at intersections, was an April Fools’ Day story!
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 […]
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 […]
Off-leash socializing at Albany Beach. Photo: Paul Kamen One would not think that an organization dedicated to wildlife protection, sensible urban planning and limiting sprawl would come out against the Bay Trail. But that’s exactly what they have done, allying themselves with the owners of Golden Gate Fields racetrack along the way. SPRAWLDEF is an […]