Photo: Courtesy of Kriss Worthington Name: Kriss Worthington Age: 62 Job: City Council member District 7 What office are you are running for? Mayor What is the main reason you are running? I am encouraging my supporters to use Ranked Choice Voting to vote for both me and Council Member Jesse Arreguin. We differ stylistically and politically, but […]
With 28 days to the election, fundraising gap between mayoral candidates widens
Five of the eight people running for Berkeley mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguín, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel See update at bottom. With 28 days until the Nov. 8 election, Berkeley mayoral candidate, and city councilman, […]
Berkeley mayoral candidates square off about budget, homelessness and more
Five of the eight people running for mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguin, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli, and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five of the eight mayoral candidates gathered Monday night to air their views on how to lead Berkeley. The […]
Berkeley candidates outline their positions on the arts
Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City […]
2 open Berkeley City Council races draw significant cash
We present a round-up of how the different candidates are doing in terms of raising campaign funds.
The mayor’s race is off and running: Where do campaign coffers stand?
Laurie Capitelli talks to prospective voters at a house party in July. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel In the last six months, mayoral candidate Laurie Capitelli has raised $67,135 in donations, according to recently filed campaign finance statements. That’s almost 35% more than one of his strongest rivals and fellow city council member, Jesse Arreguín, who raised […]
Kriss Worthington to run for mayor of Berkeley
Worthington said he decided to run after long discussions with City Councilman Jesse Arreguín, one of the council’s three progressive members, who declared his candidacy for mayor in October.
Berkeley council votes to crack down on short-term rentals of multiple units by same owner
There are hundreds of rooms and units available to rent on Airbnb even though short-term rentals are currently illegal in Berkeley. Image: Airbnb Prompted by concern that too many units are being taken off Berkeley’s long-term housing market for short-term uses such as Airbnb, the City Council voted Thursday to penalize landlords who rent out multiple properties for less […]
Berkeley Council approves alternative minimum wage measure for ballot
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce would like to have a two-track system which would give small businesses, such as restaurants, more time to raise the minimum wage. Photo: Postcard PR After a heated debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to place a measure on the November ballot that would raise the minimum […]
Berkeley names iCANN as next cannabis dispensary
There was a full house at the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night for the selection of the city’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary. Photo: Emilie Raguso There was a full house at the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night for the selection of the city’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary. Photo: Emilie Raguso Tuesday night, the […]
Berkeley council votes to put minimum wage on ballot
The turnout was sparse for Tuesday night’s council meeting, which included a vote on the minimum wage. Photo: Mark Coplan The turnout was sparse for Tuesday night’s council meeting, which included a vote on the minimum wage. Photo: Mark Coplan A Berkeley City Council majority voted Tuesday night to put an alternative minimum wage proposal on […]
Neighbors, police vow new push on crime prevention
Community members and police met Monday night to discuss crime prevention efforts. Photo: Emilie Raguso A Berkeley community group focused on crime prevention pledged to up its game Monday night, and representatives from the Police Department said they plan to ramp up their own collaboration with neighbors. Those efforts may be particularly important given the double-digit increase […]