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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 inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Events, Schools

With big soccer game approaching, UC Berkeley addresses impacts from Memorial Stadium

Cal’s Memorial Stadium has a a capacity of over 60,000 and regularly draws large crowds to the area. Photo: John Morgan Cal’s Memorial Stadium has a a capacity of over 60,000 and regularly draws large crowds to the area. Photo: John Morgan Representatives from the city of Berkeley and Cal invited residents near Memorial Stadium […]

Posted inCity, Nature

Berkeley voters likely to see joint parks funding measure

Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two Berkeley officials put forward a new proposal Tuesday night for a combined bond and tax measure […]

Posted inCrime

Surveillance camera registry a possibility for police

Some officials would like residents and business owners to be able to put their security camera locations into a police database. Photo: Mike Mozart The city of Berkeley will explore whether a database of private security cameras might help police solve crime more efficiently after a Berkeley City Council majority vote Tuesday night. Under the proposal, citizens could report camera locations […]

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 […]