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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inCrime & Safety

‘Double-roundabouts’ approved at Berkeley’s Gilman interchange; can’t happen without Measure BB money

City staff say roundabouts on Gilman Street at I-80 will improve the interchange in several important ways. This draft design depicts, in white, the roundabouts and roadway that pass under the freeway at ground level. The green lines show the potential alignment of the bike and pedestrian route through the interchange. Image: Parsons Brinckerhoff/Caltrans After […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Measure R will kill emerging downtown renaissance

Berkeley has an international reputation as a free-thinking, expressive, welcoming and experimental city.  The current battle over the city’s downtown and November’s Measure R contradicts this image of ourselves, and in the worst possible way. While promoted as a “soak-the-evil-developers” proposal, in reality Measure R is a thinly disguised attempt to freeze Berkeley in the […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley School Board: 3 seats contested by 5 candidates

The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Three seats on the Berkeley Unified school board are being contested by five candidates in this year’s election. Three of the candidates — Josh Daniels, Karen Hemphill and Julie Sinai — […]