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Posted inCrime & Safety

Activists target Google employee at his Berkeley home

Activists calling themselves the Counterforce on Tuesday made Google engineer and Berkeley resident Anthony Levandowski the focus of their protests against what they say are the Mountain View company’s evil surveillance techniques. At around 7 a.m. a group of activists say they went to the street where Google employee Anthony Levandowski lives in Berkeley to […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

‘Innovative’ housing with rooftop farms set for Southside

A photo-simulation of Garden Village at 2201 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Image: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects City zoning board members approved a 77-unit mixed-use housing development near downtown Berkeley late last week, expressing excitement about a “unique” design set to include more than a dozen working rooftop farm plots and a novel approach to parking. “Garden […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

1,000 new apartments planned for downtown Berkeley

Natasha Moses, a property manager for Berkeley Central at 2055 Center Street, shows a visitor the main living area of one of the penthouse apartments, which rent for $6,300 a month. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The view from the L-shaped deck off the penthouse apartment at 2055 Center St. is spectacular. One side looks west toward […]