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Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Fires

Berkeley units to stay rent-controlled after 2012 fire

A three-story, six-unit apartment building destroyed by fire early last year will remain rent-controlled, and former residents should have the right to return to the property, city staff said Tuesday night. The Berkeley City Council heard an appeal Tuesday, filed by former tenants, of a June 2013 Zoning Adjustments Board decision regarding the property. Appellants alleged that […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fires

Fire displaces around 35 people, building a hazard

An estimated 30-35 people were displaced by the two-alarm fire that blazed for nearly four hours in the early hours of Thursday morning leaving the apartment building at 2227 Dwight Way gutted, and forcing the temporary evacuation of neighboring buildings. About 10-12 of those were residents of the building that burned. On Friday morning a demolition […]