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Posted inCity

In Berkeley mayoral race, Arreguín accelerates fundraising, Capitelli maintains monetary lead

Laurie Capitelli and Jesse Arreguín are the two top contenders to replace Mayor Tom Bates. Photo: Emilie Raguso 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, […]

Posted inArts

Discovering a Brazilian master: Guinga plays Berkeley

Guinga, considered Brazil’s greatest living composer, performs Saturday at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Photo: Manfred Pollert Guinga, considered Brazil’s greatest living composer, performs Saturday at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Photo: Manfred Pollert Nestled in the redwoods of Cazadero, California Brazil Camp brings a remarkable collection of master Brazilian musicians and dancers […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Decades-old mural could derail Berkeley apartment project

A developer hopes to build a 70-unit aromplex at 2539 Telegraph Ave., but a mural on the property may be landmarked, making the project unfeasible. Image: Panoramic Interests A developer hopes to build a 70-unit aromplex at 2539 Telegraph Ave., but a mural on the property may be landmarked, making the project unfeasible. Image: Panoramic Interests After deciding the former Center for […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Housing & Development

4 Berkeley buildings to get upgrades after library lawsuit

Ashkenaz will use a $27,000 grant it received from the Berkeley Preservation Trust to seismically upgrade its building and help fund a new roof. Photo: Joe Balestreri 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. […]