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Posted inCommunity, Schools

Urban farmers plan ‘short-form’ Gill Tract occupation

Occupy the Farm protestors on the Gill Tract in 2012. Photo: Tracey Taylor Following a recent announcement by urban farming activists about plans to “occupy” an empty lot in Albany that’s slated for development, UC Berkeley officials have issued a statement urging local residents to prepare for “potential traffic obstructions” should “illegal activities proceed” this coming […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development, Schools, Video

Officials push UC Berkeley mixed-use project forward

Plans for a senior living complex, new retail shops and a grocery store in Cal’s University Village in Albany have cleared another hurdle despite a campaign by activists over the summer to stall the development. The Albany City Council voted Monday night to rescind what some saw as a controversial contract between the city and the property […]