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

The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s mayoral campaign. That leaves City Councilman Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign at a severe monetary disadvantage. Photos: Mark Coplan The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman […]

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Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on District 5, District 6

Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 6 candidates: Susan Wengraf, Fred Dodsworth, Isabelle Gaston. Bottom row, from left, District 5: Sophie Hahn, Stephen Murphy. Photos: Courtesy Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley City Council, School Board and Rent Stabilization Board. This week, we plan to publish questionnaires […]

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Election 2016: Who is Fred Dodsworth?

Photo: Courtesy of 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 […]