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

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on minimum wage, ballot measures, homelessness, street paving, more

Council is back to Old City Hall for tonight’s meeting. Photo by Melati Citrawireja Council is back to Old City Hall for tonight’s meeting. Photo by Melati Citrawireja Election season is already heating up, with a special session tonight, before the regular Berkeley City Council meeting, on possible ballot measures for November. Then, at 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 […]

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Oops! Did Jesse Arreguín inadvertently declare he is running for mayor?

Jesse Arreguín changed the name of his Facebook page Monday to declare his candidacy for mayor. Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguín may have inadvertently announced his candidacy for mayor Monday when he changed the name of his Facebook page from “Jesse Arreguín for City Council,” to “Jesse Arreguín for Mayor.” The change triggered an automatic notice […]