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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Berkeley must restrict parking on narrow streets

The Berkeley Disaster and Fire Safety Commission is working on a proposal to restrict parking on what it describes as “the excessively narrow streets in the hills fire zone.” The commission has suggested this as a result of FEMA recommendations that followed the 1991 Tunnel Fire. Wildfires have already scorched hundreds of square miles of California, long before the most […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: The Sierra Club’s eucalyptus management policy is the right approach for East Bay Hills

Eucalyptus trees are magnificent and picturesque, but they are inherently dangerous and invasive, depriving native plants of the chance to thrive wherever they grow. In some cases, exotic plants can co-exist with natives, but, in the case of blue gum eucalyptus, this is not the case. The species has evolved in the extraordinarily harsh, dry […]

Posted inSchools

UCB receives $3m in FEMA funds to retrofit building

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given $3 million in pre-disaster mitigation funds to UC Berkeley so that it can retrofit the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building (pictured above). According to FEMA, the funds provide 35% of the project’s total costs which are estimated at $8.7 million. The […]