A naked activist unleashed a 5-minute tirade in a mostly empty City Council chamber in Berkeley on Tuesday night. (The following story contains nudity and profanity.)
Berkeley officials split over impacts of new zoning code proposals
Council voted Tuesday to embark on an intensive project to develop extensive new development standards to preserve the city’s discretion over land use decisions.
Motorists beware: Berkeley votes to expand parking enforcement
Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
With council ‘all in’ on Berkeley Way homeless housing, Trust Fund ‘at zero’
Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city’s largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
Fur goods now illegal to sell in Berkeley
Berkeley vendors can no longer sell new fur apparel following a council vote Tuesday designed “to promote community awareness of animal welfare.”
‘System change’ as Berkeley works to focus homeless money on housing
Over the last two years, the city of Berkeley has been moving from an emergency services approach to homelessness to one that’s focused on getting people into long-term housing.
Opinion: Conversation and a community effort, not politics, is needed to correct the library’s travails
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a “healing process” by convening a task force to look at some of the library’s issues.
Berkeley City Council seems set to oust 2 library board members
Kriss Worthington believes the atmosphere is so toxic at the library that the only way to improve it is to remove two library trustees.
Armored van for police sparks public outcry from some
Berkeley police are planning to purchase this van, with help from a federal grant. They say the vehicle will help keep officers and the public safe. Photo: BPD In a 7-1 vote Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council approved plans presented by the police chief to buy a bulletproof van it says will keep officers and […]
In Berkeley mayoral race, Arreguín accelerates fundraising, Capitelli maintains monetary lead
Laurie Capitelli and Jesse Arreguín are the two top contenders to replace Mayor Tom Bates. Photo: Emilie Raguso See update below. Berkeley mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín raised almost three times as much money in the last month as his fiercest rival, Laurie Capitelli. Arreguín raised $33,434 from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. In that same period, […]
Real-estate interests spend $92K to help elect candidates
The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s mayoral campaign. That leaves City Councilman Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign at a severe monetary disadvantage. Photos: Mark Coplan The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman […]
Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the mayor’s race
Berkeley mayoral candidates. Photos: Courtesy* Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley mayor, City Council, School Board and Rent Board. This week, we are publishing questionnaires with the candidates daily at 11 a.m. We’ll also have stories on all the key Berkeley races and initiatives on the ballot, and hope to help […]