Instead of building 265 units for seniors, the Pacific School or Religion will lease and sell some of its buildings to meet its mission.
A longstanding Berkeley-based commercial real estate firm is suing the city over its use of landmark status to protect a Northside housing complex, alleging “a lack of supporting evidence” to justify the designation, which raises the bar for structural changes once applied.
Changes in the local political landscape have prompted two groups to nix a project to build 265 apartments for seniors on Holy Hill.
Scroll down for updates on this story. A private elementary school in North Berkeley may have to find a new location after assessments of its landmarked building revealed potentially significant work is needed to make it safe to occupy. Michael Koops, head of school at the German International School of Silicon Valley — which opened in 2012 at the old Hillside […]
See update below. Berkeley mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín raised almost three times as much money in the last month as his fiercest rival, Laurie Capitelli. Arreguín raised $33,434 from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. In that same period, Capitelli raised $11,550. That is a reverse of the previous campaign finance reporting cycle that stretched from July […]
The new project would offer a “continuing care” facility that features apartments, a memory care unit, and nursing facilities for people at the end of their lives.
I went to Kingman Co-Op at 1730 La Loma Ave. on graduation weekend to photograph the front door for a post-in-progress about painted doors. On the way to the door, I found this wonderful toad mural on the garage door. Read more from Tom Dalzell on Berkeleyside. The door I wanted to photograph, though, was […]
On the eve of its move to a new downtown location, Tom Dalzell lists all the reasons he loves Berkeley’s Ace Hardware.
Two historic Berkeley homes with a combined age of 263 years have been given a complete makeover, and their doors were opened Tuesday to show off their shiny new parts. The John Woolley House, first built on Telegraph Avenue in 1876, and the Ellen Blood House, constructed on Durant Avenue in 1891, were moved in […]
Nestled in the redwoods of Cazadero, California Brazil Camp brings a remarkable collection of master Brazilian musicians and dancers to Northern California every summer. But even with a faculty featuring some of Brazil’s most esteemed artists, landing Guinga was a major coup. Widely considered Brazil’s greatest living composer, the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter performs 8 […]
After deciding the former Center for Independent Living building at 2539 Telegraph Ave. should not be a landmark, Berkeley’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is pondering whether a faded and weathered mural in the property’s back parking lot deserves that recognition — a move developer Patrick Kennedy says could kill his plans to build an apartment complex on the site. […]
A bell tower constructed in 1878. A nursery school built in 1927. An import-export warehouse converted into a music venue. A prefabricated panel cottage put together in 1887. These four Berkeley structures will soon be improved, thanks to $87,000 generated by the settlement of a lawsuit between Berkeley and Concerned Library Users, a group that […]