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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Council must adequately regulate short term rentals to protect Berkeley’s housing supply

Tonight the Berkeley City Council will vote on legalizing and regulating short-term rentals, defined as rentals which last for less than fourteen days.  Currently, such rentals are illegal in Berkeley, though that hasn’t stopped multi-billion dollar companies such as Airbnb from ignoring the law.  With Airbnb’s assistance, certain landlords around the state have been able […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Nature, Schools

UC Berkeley students transform themselves into packaged meat for anti-meat consumption protest

Activists with the UC Berkeley student group Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) staged a protest on the Cal campus Thursday to protest the consumption of meat. Spokeswoman Kitty Jones said two more similarly dramatic protests are planned in the next few days at locations in the city of Berkeley. At around 10 a.m. Thursday two students, […]

Posted inCity

Redistricting plans focus on student-majority district

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, with most of them concentrating on creating a student-majority district 7, which currently is represented by Kriss Worthington. Berkeley’s redistricting is spurred by the 2010 census, which showed a population […]

Posted inCity, Schools

Cal students file redistricting proposal with the city

The campaign to create at least one student-majority district in Berkeley reached a milestone today when a group of student leaders submitted their detailed redistricting proposal to the city clerk. “We need the city to know that the student community is a legitimate community of interest,” said Joey Freeman, external affairs vice president for the […]