Posted inHousing & Development

New housing OK’d in Berkeley as ‘YIMBYs’ win the night

A rendering of the proposed view of 2902 Adeline, looking southwest from Adeline and Russell streets. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A 6-story building set to include 50 rental units and four live-work units was approved Thursday night by Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, though neighborhood opposition will likely mean an appeal to City Council. Nearly 300 people have […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Proposed development on Adeline highlights key community issues

Who Berkeley residents vote onto the Berkeley City Council this November could dramatically alter how the city looks in the future. The Berkeley City Council currently stands divided, with pro-development council members claiming the majority of votes, but that could all change once ballots are cast this fall. While some on the council favor more aggressive development as a […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Teen arrested after robbery attempt, assault at BART

Emergency vehicles at the downtown Berkeley BART station (file photo). Photo: Karima Zweena Emergency vehicles at the downtown Berkeley BART station (file photo). Photo: Karima Zweena Police arrested an 18-year-old who grabbed a cellphone from another person at the downtown Berkeley BART station, then punched him in the face before fleeing on a train after a bystander was […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man assaulted with metal bat in South Berkeley

Police responded to an assault Sunday on Adeline south of Ashby. Photo: Alissa Greenberg Update, 6:28 p.m. BPD’s Sgt. Friedman said the victim and assailant had a dispute inside the Black & White liquor store shortly before the beating: The suspect left and returned armed with the bat, which was aluminum. Friedman described the assailant as a black woman […]