Posted inEvents

The Solano Stroll: 36 years on and bigger than ever

El Cerrito Pre-School Cooperative parade at Solano Stroll 2009. Photo: Alan Stross. It’s the East Bay’s largest street festival and it’s been going since 1974. This weekend sees the return of the Solano Stroll, a family-friendly celebration which includes everything from the actual stroll — a parade featuring more than 100 participating groups — entertainers, […]

Posted inCity, Nature

On the agenda: Berkeley City matters

Decisions, decisions. Highlights from the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting: Whether to restrict official travel to Arizona and cancel contracts with businesses there in reaction to that state’s recently passed law allowing police to question and detain people they think are in the U.S. illegally. Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco have already have passed measures aimed […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Golden Gate Fields to stay — for now

Following our story yesterday on the uncertain future of Golden Gate Fields, northern California’s last horse-racing track, located on the Berkeley-Albany border, the Oakland Tribune reports today that all will remain as is — at least for now — following a proposed bankruptcy settlement struck by the track’s owner. Albany Mayor Joanne Wile said: “We will […]