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After years of deferred maintenance, Berkeley asks nonprofits to pay for fixes

The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC The Berkeley Rowing Club.  Photo: BRC After years of neglect, Berkeley has begun requiring nonprofit organizations renting buildings from the city to undertake and pay for long-deferred maintenance and capital improvements. About one dozen nonprofits have entered into lease negotiations with the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department over the […]

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Spinal cord rehabilitation program opens in Berkeley

Trainer Steven Ogilvie helps Ahmed Al-kubaisi do some exercises at the BORP Fitness Studio at the Ed Roberts Campus. Photo: Hanna Miller By Hanna Miller Berkeley’s SCI-FIT gym isn’t a conventional workout space. Along with the usual exercise balls and aerobic step boards, it boasts a five-part integrative exercise program, including a functional electric stimulation bike […]

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Berkeley fitness-for-all program marks one-year birthday

“At the Fitness Center, people come with very different abilities, and the staff is welcoming to everybody,” says Berkeley resident Julie Twichell. Photos: Rachel Trachten “At the Fitness Center, people come with very different abilities, and the staff is welcoming to everybody,” says Berkeley resident Julie Twichell. Photos: Rachel Trachten By Rachel Trachten This week, […]