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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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police stop sparks racial controversy

The arrest of two people in Berkeley last Friday has prompted charges from some about racial profiling. Scroll down to view a video of the arrest. Image: Kerby L/YouTube A recent police stop in Berkeley has prompted some community members to criticize police for racial insensitivity, and potential racial profiling. Part of the exchange was captured on […]

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Official pushes for independent redistricting panel

Councilman Jesse Arreguín believes an independent redistricting panel will better serve the Berkeley voters. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín has launched a ballot initiative to change the city’s approach to redistricting, arguing that “partisan self interest” and a “broken” process have crippled recent efforts, as well as those during the last redistricting attempt more […]

Posted inNosh

Councilmember concerned about seafood sustainability

Sustainable fish? Photo: Tracey Taylor Following our January 26 story about the difficulties many restaurants and suppliers face sourcing sustainable seafood, Anthony Sanchez, chief of staff for Berkeley city Councilmember Jesse Arreguín, wrote in to remind us that this issue has been discussed at the local government level. “Sustainable seafood is a serious environmental issue […]