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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

A student simulated being a package of “human meat” at an anti-meat eating protest on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday, Dec. 3. Photo: Ted Friedman A student simulated being a package of “human meat” at an anti-meat eating protest on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday, Dec. 3. Photo: Ted Friedman Activists with the UC Berkeley […]

Posted inCity

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, […]