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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inCity

They’re off: Candidates file campaign finance statements

Laurie Capitelli. Photo: courtesy Laurie Capitelli The Berkeley political jostling has begun, even though elections will, of course, only be held in November. City Councilman Jesse Arreguín has raised close to $25,000 for his race for mayor, almost four times as much as City Councilman Laurie Capitelli, his strongest opponent. Capitelli, who has been endorsed by […]

Posted inCity

With mayor and two councilmen stepping aside, Berkeley’s election is heating up

Max Anderson: not running again for Berkeley City Council this year. Photo: courtesy Max Anderson After serving 12 years on the Berkeley City Council — and another 12 on various city commissions — Max Anderson has decided not to run for another council term. Anderson’s exit from the race for District 3 in South Berkeley has already […]

Posted inCommunity

Friends of Adeline: ‘Our future shall be determined by us’

Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took place at the Black Repertory Group’s theater Saturday. Photo: Emily Dugdale Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took […]

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After outcry, library board votes to change South Branch name to include civil-rights leader

Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor The Berkeley Board […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Protesters take to streets of Berkeley for second night running: Violence, vandalism of local businesses, looting

A protester gives the finger to a police officer during a protest that started in Berkeley on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Photo: Kelly Owen The Berkeleyside team kept this live blog running continuously from Dec. 7 at 6:35 p.m. through Dec. 8 at about 1:10 a.m. See continuing, comprehensive Berkeleyside coverage of the Berkeley protests. 3:48 a.m.: Officer […]