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6 candidates compete for 4 slots on Berkeley Rent Board

Berkeley Rent Board candidates (clockwise from upper left): Nate Wollman, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Christina Murphy, Igor Tregub and Judy Hunt. Photos: Courtesy of the candidates Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board, in a race that has seen one slate of decidedly pro-tenant candidates boast numerous endorsements and […]

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Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the Rent Board

Berkeley Rent Board candidates (clockwise from upper left): Nate Wollman, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Christina Murphy, Igor Tregub and Judy Hunt. Photos: Courtesy Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for all the local races. Our final installment of questionnaires with the candidates follows, and this edition is focused on the Rent […]

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Election 2016: Who is Alejandro Soto-Vigil?

Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Soto-Vigil Name: Alejandro Soto-Vigil Age: 37 Job: Legislative assistant, Berkeley City Council and Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner What office are you are running for? Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner What is the main reason you are running? Housing is a human right. I am proud to be selected by the 2016 Berkeley Tenants Convention, a diverse […]

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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, […]

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Suit against zoning board’s Tregub resolved after apology

Current ZAB commissioner Igor Tregub. Photo: courtesy Igor Tregub The president of the Berkeley Property Owners Alliance has dropped a libel lawsuit against Igor Tregub, a former candidate for the Rent Stabilization Board and a current Zoning Adjustments Board commissioner, ending three years of controversy. Sid Lakireddy and Tregub resolved the lawsuit after Tregub agreed to […]

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Berkeley election 2014: Voters pass historic soda tax, reject downtown initiative; Droste takes District 8

Berkeley voters made history Tuesday, Nov. 4. Image: Yes on D Berkeleyside covered the local 2014 election results live from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. See the live blog below, with continuing coverage through Tuesday, Nov. 11. See complete Berkeleyside election 2014 coverage. Nov. 12, 6:39 p.m. And the votes are […]

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District 8 race a toss-up, Barry says he is still fighting for District 7, other council races settled

The District 7 race is still a toss up. Kriss Worthington has the lead but challenger Sean Barry is not willing to concede yet. There are still uncounted absentee ballots. Photo: Ted Friedman Nov. 9, 5:10 p.m. After several days in second place, Lori Droste has pulled into the lead in Berkeley’s Council District 8. She […]

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Berkeley councilman says city mishandled legal fees in Measure S redistricting lawsuit; city disagrees

Above, the contested Berkeley Student District Campaign map, which was approved by council in December. Above, the contested Berkeley Student District Campaign map, which was approved by council in December. Less than a week before Berkeley voters will decide whether to adopt new council district boundaries, a local official has criticized the city for how it handled legal fees for a lawsuit over […]