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Posted inArts

At Brower Center, 2 artists drive home climate change

Edward Morris (left) and Susannah Sayler with the Canary Project, which is showing at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Chris Meyer/Midwest Vision Photography By Spencer Silva On Friday night at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris were awarded the center’s eighth annual Art/Act Award for their environmental activist […]

Posted inCommunity

UC Berkeley students build new bridge in John Hinkel Park

Students from UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture at work building a bridge destined for Blackberry Creek in John Hinkel Park. Photo: René Davids By René Davids This spring, as the result of a collaboration with the City of Berkeley, students enrolled in a multidisciplinary seminar at UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture designed and built a […]

Posted inCommunity

Locals celebrate 10 years of Schoolhouse Creek Common

Schoolhouse Creek Common celebration on May 1, 2016. Photo: Brad Smith On Sunday May 1, neighbors in North-West Berkeley came together for a day to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Schoolhouse Creek Common. The gathering was also an occasion to thank Jamie Day, who is described as “the guiding light and spark plug” for the development of the park by the neighborhood, […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley launches first ‘Resilience Strategy’ in Bay Area

Helping community members connect, through efforts such as Berkeley CERT, is one way to build resilience, according to Berkeley’s new Resilience Strategy. CERT volunteers are seen here in a “search and rescue” exercise. Photo: Emilie Raguso, is one way to build resilience, according to Berkeley’s new Resilience Strategy. CERT volunteers are seen here in a “search and rescue” exercise. Photo: Emilie Raguso […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Cuba commits funds to Berkeley ‘Sister City’ water project

In what might be an indication of warming relations and cooperation, the Cuban Government has committed over one million dollars in Cuban currency to a project designed by UC Berkeley river restoration experts to help restore Cuba’s longest river, the Cauto. The project will divert sewage from Berkeley’s “Sister City,” Palma Soriano, from polluting the […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley wins $1M parking grant to fix ‘2-hour shuffle’

Berkeley is looking to improve the “parking experience” in residential neighborhoods. Photo: Chris Makarsky Berkeley is looking to improve the “parking experience” in residential neighborhoods. Photo: Chris Makarsky A Berkeley plan to improve residential parking woes won a $1 million grant this week from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to help the city continue its goBerkeley pilot program for […]

Posted inCity

Green housing package sails through Berkeley council

Lori Droste. Courtesy: Facebook An innovative pair of policies to encourage affordable housing and green policies passed the first hurdle by acclaim at the Berkeley City Council meeting on Tuesday night. Councilwoman Lori Droste’s Green Affordable Housing Package designates units and funding for affordable housing by prioritizing housing over parking spaces in new, multi-unit developments, […]