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Posted inCity, Schools

Berkeley elections: Kriss Worthington retains District 7; nail-biting race continues in District 8

Kriss Worthington: retained his seat on the Berkeley City Council for District 7 Election day may be nearly a week behind us, but votes are still being counted and the results of some Berkeley races are still being determined, including District 8 where Lori Droste is currently very narrowly ahead for that council seat. Absentee ballots are still being processed and will likely […]

Posted inCity

District 8 race a toss-up, Barry says he is still fighting for District 7, other council races settled

The District 7 race is still a toss up. Kriss Worthington has the lead but challenger Sean Barry is not willing to concede yet. There are still uncounted absentee ballots. Photo: Ted Friedman Nov. 9, 5:10 p.m. After several days in second place, Lori Droste has pulled into the lead in Berkeley’s Council District 8. She […]

Posted inCity

Soda tax, school board race, open council seat bring campaign cash to Berkeley

The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The lure of an open Berkeley City Council seat has turned the race to replace Gordon Wozniak in November into a big bucks […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley neighbors question parking, height of student-oriented housing planned on Telegraph

Patrick Kennedy hopes to build new housing on Telegraph Avenue, shown in this photo simulation. Image: Lowney Architecture A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s zoning board. The man behind the proposal is Patrick Kennedy, head of Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests, who is working […]

Posted inCity

3, maybe 4, candidates vie for Wozniak’s council seat

Several candidates hope to represent Berkeley’s City Council District 8, which includes the Elmwood shopping district. Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin UPDATE, 05.15.14: George Beier has announced he will be running for the District 8 council seat following the April 30 confirmation of which redistricting map the city will be using. ORIGINAL STORY: Three candidates — with a fourth […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: It’s time to compromise on Berkeley redistricting 

Detail of the BSDC map, one of several under consideration for Berkeley. The Berkeley City Council is engaged in a lawsuit with itself over redistricting. With leadership and compromise, we can put this matter behind us Tuesday night (tonight). How we got here: Redistricting is required every 10 years. Since populations shift and federal law requires that […]