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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Students register for classes at Vista College during its earliest years. Now called Berkeley City College, the institution is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Photo: www.berkeleycitycollege.edu BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY Berkeley may be best known for one of its higher-ed institutions, but this week a much-deserved spotlight will be trained on the other. Although it has gone […]

Posted inCity

Soda tax, school board race, open council seat bring campaign cash to Berkeley

The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The lure of an open Berkeley City Council seat has turned the race to replace Gordon Wozniak in November into a big bucks […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Community, Schools

Berkeley Asphalt: New technology will reduce odors

Berkeley Asphalt, at 699 Virginia St., has reached an agreement with the city of Berkeley and plans to clean up its manufacturing process. Shown here, the concrete plant, which is no longer active. Photo: Mary Flaherty Berkeley Asphalt plans to invest in a new manufacturing process designed to reduce emissions and odors in its West Berkeley neighborhood […]

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Rent Board commissioner Alejandro Soto-Vigil challenges 22-year incumbent Linda Maio in Berkeley’s District 1

Alejandro Soto-Vigil hopes to beat incumbent Linda Maio for the Berkeley City Council’s District 1 seat. Photo courtesy of Soto-Vigil Alejandro Soto-Vigil hopes to beat incumbent Linda Maio for the Berkeley City Council’s District 1 seat. Photo courtesy of Soto-Vigil Alejandro Soto-Vigil, city Rent Board commissioner and aide to Councilman Kriss Worthington, has filed to […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley asphalt plant emissions dangerous, say residents

Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler A small group of West Berkeley homeowners gathered at City Hall on Monday this week to […]

Posted inCity

Judge plans to rule today on Berkeley redistricting lines

More than 20 people attended a hearing Tuesday about contested redistricting lines in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, 4:30 p.m. The judge has ruled in favor of using the council-majority-approved district lines. See his ruling here. (A more in-depth Berkeleyside story on the decision is online here.) Original post: An Alameda County Superior Court judge is […]

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Worthington interns take to the dais for council practice

Members of Councilman Kriss Worthington’s internship program participated in a mock City Council event Wednesday. Photo: Emilie Raguso Members of Councilman Kriss Worthington’s internship program participated in a mock City Council event Wednesday. Photo: Emilie Raguso Wednesday afternoon, interns from Councilman Kriss Worthington’s office took over Berkeley City Council chambers to present and debate 21 […]

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Redistricting plans focus on student-majority district

Berkeley’s existing eight council districts, with incumbent councilmember homes indicated by a dark red dot. Berkeley’s existing eight council districts, with incumbent councilmember homes indicated by a dark red dot. A student-majority district in Berkeley moved a step closer with the release of redistricting plans on Thursday. Six individuals and community groups submitted redistricting plans, […]