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 […]
Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on District 2, District 3
Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 2 candidates: Cheryl Davila, Nanci Armstrong-Temple, Darryl Moore. Bottom row, from left, District 3 hopefuls: Mark Coplan, Al Murray, Deborah Matthews, Ben Bartlett. Photos: Courtesy* Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley City Council, School Board and Rent Stabilization Board. This […]
Election 2016: Who is Deborah Matthews?
Deborah Matthews is a candidate for the District 3 City Council seat. Photo: Deborah Matthews Name: Deborah Matthews Age: 62 Job: Educator, real estate broker What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 3 What is the main reason you are running? I am a mother, educator & realtor who has lived and worked in South and […]
Berkeley candidates outline their positions on the arts
Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City […]
Berkeley candidates share their vision for downtown
The Downtown Berkeley Association sent eight questions on the future of downtown to all candidates standing for office. Here are their answers.
Housing views show split in South, West Berkeley races
Berkeley City Council Districts 2 & 3 forum, League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville, Berkeley Community Media, Sept. 12, 2016. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley City Council candidates for South and West Berkeley took the stage Monday night to share their views on housing, diversity, homelessness, the economy and public safety, among other topics. The […]
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.
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 […]
With mayor and two councilmen stepping aside, Berkeley’s election is heating up
Max Anderson: not running again for Berkeley City Council this year. Photo: courtesy Max Anderson After serving 12 years on the Berkeley City Council — and another 12 on various city commissions — Max Anderson has decided not to run for another council term. Anderson’s exit from the race for District 3 in South Berkeley has already […]
Berkeleyside readers raise nearly $3,000 for food bank
Behind the bar at Spats at Berkeleyside’s 2015 Holiday Party (l to r): Lance Knobel, Kelsey Itämeri and Garrett Carney. Photo: Tracey Taylor Behind the bar at Spats at Berkeleyside’s 2015 Holiday Party (l to r): Lance Knobel, Kelsey Itämeri and Garrett Carney. Photo: Tracey Taylor Thanks to the generosity of the Berkeleyside community, our […]
Zoning board denies Berkeley micro-unit proposal
Berkeley’s zoning board ruled last week that a new building at 2701 Shattuck Ave. is too big for the neighborhood. Image: Lowney Architecture Berkeley’s zoning board ruled last week that a new building at 2701 Shattuck Ave. is too big for the neighborhood. Image: Lowney Architecture Berkeley zoning board members voted 6-3 last week to […]
‘Innovative’ housing with rooftop farms set for Southside
A photo-simulation of Garden Village at 2201 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Image: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects City zoning board members approved a 77-unit mixed-use housing development near downtown Berkeley late last week, expressing excitement about a “unique” design set to include more than a dozen working rooftop farm plots and a novel approach to parking. “Garden […]