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STREETS AND HOUSING: What's next after Measure L? | TEST SCORES: What they show | HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Share your pics! | WE'RE HIRING: Cover public safety

Posted inHousing & Development, Opinion

Op-ed: Honor Berkeley’s history: build more housing

Please sign Livable Berkeley’s Housing Policy Petition at BerkeleyHousingCrisis.org to let the City Council know you support more housing for Berkeley. What does the future hold for our community? In many respects, Berkeley is getting better with each passing year. New residents, businesses, and other amenities are bringing greater vitality to neighborhoods across Berkeley. But […]

Posted inBusiness

Solano Avenue: The pressure is on for North Berkeley shopping district to up its game

The Oaks Theater on Solano Avenue, photographed in September 2014. The Oaks was for decades an anchor tenant for the avenue, but it has sat empty for nearly five years. Photo: Mary Flaherty By Gill South When French-style bakery La Farine abruptly closed up shop on Berkeley’s Solano Avenue this summer, there was an outcry from […]

Posted inBerkeleyside, City, Events, Housing & Development

At B-Side: Implications of downtown Berkeley initiative

At the first B-Side forum co-sponsored by The Hub and Berkeleyside, participants debated the merits of this fall’s downtown initiative. From left, Lance Knobel of Berkeleyside, Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín and Eric Panzer of Livable Berkeley. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel At the first B-Side forum co-sponsored by The Hub and Berkeleyside, participants debated the merits of […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Downtown initiative on ballot; Berkeley city, schools may lose millions in fees

Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso The majority of the Berkeley City Council exerted its political muscle Tuesday night by voting for a ballot description for the downtown initiative drawn up by Mayor Tom Bates that is less flattering than the ones offered by the city attorney and Councilman Jesse Arreguín, the main proponent […]