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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inCity

Capitelli, Bates lead in campaign fundraising

A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor A view of Berkeley’s downtown from the Skydeck. Photo: Tracey Taylor Three months before the November election, City Councilman Laurie Capitelli has amassed the largest campaign war chest in Berkeley, with $13,015 in donations from a variety of people, including his fellow realtors and politicians. […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Seismic risk of soft story structures goes unheeded

Soft story structures, like this apartment block on Regent Street, are particularly vulnerable in quakes. Photos: Lance Knobel Soft story structures — buildings with large openings at ground level for garages or tuck-under parking — pose a particular hazard of serious damage, including collapse, in seismic activity. Because of the danger, Berkeley passed its soft […]