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ELECTION 2022: What you need to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | OMICRON: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS: Our new event series

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Real-estate interests spend $92K to help elect candidates

The political action committee of the National Association of Realtors has poured $92,486 into the Berkeley election in recent weeks, with almost two-thirds of that going to support Laurie Capitelli in his race for mayor. The realtors spent $60,382 to send out flyers in support of Capitelli, whose main challengers are fellow City Councilmen Jesse […]

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Election 2016: Who is Fred Dodsworth?

Name: Fred Dodsworth Age: 65 Job: Retired journalist-businessman-teacher What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 6 What is the main reason you are running? The council majority has failed to provide “housing for the rest of us,” while encouraging luxury housing, exacerbating skyrocketing rental rates, changing the ethnic make up of our community. 35% of […]

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Berkeley candidates outline their positions on the arts

Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City Council gathered Wednesday evening at the Freight & Salvage to discuss their commitment to funding the arts. The Berkeley Cultural Trust, a consortium of individuals from various arts organizations in Berkeley, put on the candidates’ debate. Its setting could not have been more appropriate: […]