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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 […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

‘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 […]