The council will hold a second reading of an RV overnight-parking ban Tuesday. Opponents and proponents of the ban are both expected to show up.
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Lack of public input on new Berkeley youth center rankles neighbors
Downtown business owners and neighbors expressed frustration that a new center for young adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems was approved without public input.
Berkeley Council approves alternative minimum wage measure for ballot
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce would like to have a two-track system which would give small businesses, such as restaurants, more time to raise the minimum wage. Photo: Postcard PR After a heated debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to place a measure on the November ballot that would raise the minimum […]
Berkeley votes to phase in minimum wage increases
Protester Andrea Combs, who joined minimum wage actions in Sacramento and Oakland earlier that day, sports a Guy Fawkes mask at the Nov. 10 special meeting of the Berkeley City Council. Photo: Lisa Tsering By Lisa Tsering The Berkeley City Council approved revisions to its contentious minimum wage ordinance late in the evening of Nov. 10 […]
Chamber names three new Visionary Award winners
Award-winner Vivienne Ming (left), Chamber CEO Polly Armstrong, School Board President Judy Appel and former Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner at the Visionary Awards. Photo: Mark Coplan The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce named neuroscientist Vivienne Ming, co-founder of Socos, biochemist Jill Fuss, founder of CinderBio, and computer game pioneer Will Wright, founder of Stupid Fun Club, winners […]
Berkeley City Council to consider $19 minimum wage
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce held a meeting Monday for local businesses regarding the minimum wage increase proposal from the Labor Commission that’s set to go before council Tuesday night. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce held a meeting Monday for local businesses regarding the minimum wage increase proposal from the Labor Commission […]
Opening today: Tupper & Reed, a classic cocktail bar
The long-awaited cocktail bar opens tonight on Shattuck with an extensive menu of classic cocktails and and a keen eye for historical detail.
Le Bateau Ivre hopes loan will kickstart revival
Le Bateau Ivre has been on Telegraph Avenue for 43 years, and is hoping a city loan will revitalize the business.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
The Magic Shoes, about an Iranian boy and his Air Jordans, is one of several USC student films showing this weekend at the Berkeley Video & Film Festival. Berkeley High students can see the student films for free. Photo courtesy of BVFF FILM FESTIVAL The Berkeley Video & Film Festival is a two-weekend feast of independent film, […]
New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval
StoneFire could break ground this coming January at 1974 University Ave. Image: Johnson Lyman Architects Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place of the Firestone tire shop at 1974 University Ave.. No one spoke against the project in the […]
What’s new in East Bay food, XXXVIII
A new Italian gelato spot for Berkeley, the Barrel Room to open in Rockridge: check out latest foodie happenings.
Berkeley Chamber awards first Visionary awards
Chamber of Commerce CEO Polly Armstrong introduces the Visionary Awards at the Skydeck on Monday night. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Scientist Steven Visco and developer Patrick Kennedy received the inaugural Visionary Awards from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on Monday night in a casual ceremony at the startup accelerator Skydeck in downtown Berkeley. Chamber CEO Polly […]