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Mari will bring a depth of experience and analytical skills from her work as a community organizer and vice chair of the Housing Advisory Commission to the council in service to the community.
Mark supports smart policies like a housing-first approach to homelessness, community-oriented policing and managing wildfire risk.
“I feel like I’ve served with the seriousness and integrity that the voters deserve,” Droste told Berkeleyside in an exclusive interview. “My family needs me now.”
University of California President Michael Drake will live and entertain in the $6.5 million Julia Morgan-designed home in the Claremont neighborhood.
The new complex is needed to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say they will violate long-standing covenants the university agreed to.
Police have not said what may have prompted the gunfire. BPD told Berkeleyside the investigation is ongoing.
Our series on corner stores in the age of COVID-19 turns to Star Grocery, a Claremont neighborhood market that has been feeding Berkeley for 98 years.
Also: Gift store Pot-Pourri will open in North Berkeley in mid-January; and Radbird Fashion will move temporarily so its space can be retrofitted.
A man who followed a toddler and his nanny from a local park to the library has been charged with trying to kidnap that child, according to court papers and police.
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.