Berkeley leaders past and present reflect on the impact of a legendary politician.
4 take aim at open South Berkeley City Council seat
District 3 candidates: From right to left, Ben Bartlett, Deborah Matthews, Al Murray and Mark Coplan. Photo: Emilie Raguso For the first time in 12 years, South Berkeley will have a new representative on the City Council. Four people are vying for the seat to be vacated by Max Anderson: Anderson’s pick, Ben Bartlett, is an attorney who […]
2 open Berkeley City Council races draw significant cash
We present a round-up of how the different candidates are doing in terms of raising campaign funds.
Berkeley celebrates civil-rights leader William Rumford
The 50-year resident of South Berkeley was the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California.
They’re off: Candidates file campaign finance statements
Laurie Capitelli. Photo: courtesy Laurie Capitelli The Berkeley political jostling has begun, even though elections will, of course, only be held in November. City Councilman Jesse Arreguín has raised close to $25,000 for his race for mayor, almost four times as much as City Councilman Laurie Capitelli, his strongest opponent. Capitelli, who has been endorsed by […]
Library to reconsider proposal to rename South Branch
The South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library at 1901 Russell St. on its opening day in May 2013. Photo: Richard Friedman The South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library at 1901 Russell St. on its opening day in May 2013. Photo: Richard Friedman The Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) will hold a special session Thursday, May […]
South Berkeleyans ask city for help to improve the neighborhood
About 30 South Berkeley residents met Tuesday to ask the city for help to make several changes in the neighborhood. Photo: Emilie Raguso Several dozen South Berkeley residents and city staffers came together Tuesday night to brainstorm about how to make three key changes in the neighborhood. Residents, who met at MVMNT Studio at 2973 Sacramento […]
Former Councilwoman Maudelle Shirek dies, aged 101
Maudelle Shirek, often called the godmother of East Bay progressive politics, died in a Vallejo hospice on April 11. Shirek served in the Berkeley City Council for 20 years, leading many progressive causes.
Capitelli, Bates lead in campaign fundraising
A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor Three months before the November election, City Councilman Laurie Capitelli has amassed the largest campaign war chest in Berkeley, with $13,015 in donations from a variety of people, including his fellow realtors and politicians. […]
Max Anderson kicks off Council re-election campaign
The Max Anderson campaign kickoff was held at La Peña on Sunday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel In a campaign kickoff filled with poetry, tears, fried chicken, Acme bread, and a huge Sweet Adeline’s chocolate cake, Max Anderson launched his third bid for City Council Sunday night. Dozens of local politicians, union activists, and residents of south […]