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Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Construction to begin on 8-story building in downtown

Berkeley Way West as it will be seen from Shattuck Avenue. Photo: WRNS Studio/UC Berkeley By Yasmin Anwar/Berkeley News Construction is scheduled to begin this month on an 8-story complex in downtown Berkeley to house the campus’ Graduate School of Education, School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology. The 320,000-square-foot building at Berkeley Way and […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Condo project set for latest review

Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects A 12-story building set to include 92 condominiums and nearly 12,000 square feet of commercial space could get its penultimate review from Berkeley’s Design […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Concord man captured, after CHP chase into Berkeley, has history of erratic driving, high-profile arrests

CHP officers arrested a 33-year-old Concord man on Wednesday May 27, 2015, nine days after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle into Berkeley on May 18 ended in a collision. Photo: David Davenport CHP officers arrested a 33-year-old Concord man on Wednesday May 27, 2015, nine days after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle into Berkeley on […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Hunt in Berkeley after man in stolen car drives wrong way on freeway for 30 miles, crashes, flees

CHP officers pursued a stolen vehicle into Berkeley early Monday. Photo: David Davenport Update: 11:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol is still looking for the suspect in this case. CHP Oakland spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said the agency has some leads which it is pursuing. Wilkenfeld also confirmed that the victim involved in the vehicle collision on Hearst Avenue […]

Posted inCommunity, Housing & Development, Schools

Locals worry new Cal high-rise will reduce parking

A rendering of Berkeley Way West as it would be seen from Shattuck Avenue. Image: WRNS Studio/UC Berkeley A rendering of Berkeley Way West as it would be seen from Shattuck Avenue. Image: WRNS Studio/UC Berkeley Some Berkeley residents and Cal employees are worried a new UC Berkeley high-rise set to be built downtown might create parking issues. The concerns […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley considers ‘visionary’ homeless housing project

City officials are considering the possibility of turning this parking lot into a supportive homeless housing complex. Image: Google Maps Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council took its first steps at considering a “super-green affordable housing project” that would offer extensive services to the homeless on the site of what’s now a 112-spot parking lot […]