Neither Heidi Dolamore nor the library board would talk about why she is leaving.
Berkeley mayor proposes to sidestep appointment process for library board
Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
Berkeley City Council ousts two library board members
The City Council on Tuesday removed the president and vice president of the Board of Library Trustees.
Opinion: Conversation and a community effort, not politics, is needed to correct the library’s travails
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a “healing process” by convening a task force to look at some of the library’s issues.
Condo project set for latest review
Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects A 12-story building set to include 92 condominiums and nearly 12,000 square feet of commercial space could get its penultimate review from Berkeley’s Design […]
After outcry, library board votes to change South Branch name to include civil-rights leader
Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor Supporters of a name change for the South Branch Public Library hold placards at a special Board of Library Trustees meeting on May 7, 2015. Photo: Tracey Taylor The Berkeley Board […]
Berkeley hotel plans halted pending initiative vote
The developer for a downtown Berkeley hotel proposal said his plans are on hold pending November’s election. (Click the image to see the December 2013 submission from the project team.) Image: JRDV Urban International The developer for a downtown Berkeley hotel proposal said his plans are on hold pending November’s election. (Click the image to […]
Berkeley tall condo project gets first city reviews
Early drawings, set to change, of a 120-foot condo project in the works at Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way. Image: The Bay Architects Berkeley zoning board commissioners asked the architect for a 120-foot-tall building planned for Shattuck Avenue to make the project less suburban, craft a better street-level retail experience and take steps to retain existing local […]
Initiative aims to tighten ‘green’ parts of Downtown Plan
Four years after voters adopted a new vision for downtown Berkeley, they may be asked to refine it. Photo: Tracey Taylor Update: 6//14: The initiative has qualified for the November 2014 ballot. Original story: City Councilman Jesse Arreguín, some members of the environmental community, the labor community, and preservationists are circulating a ballot initiative that […]
‘Explosive’ downtown Berkeley housing boom under way
More than 1,400 units are in the works for downtown. Image: Downtown Berkeley Association More than 1,400 housing units are currently in development in downtown Berkeley, with demolition on one of the first in the pipeline scheduled to begin this week. There are eight projects, including a hotel, planned in the downtown core, with two […]
New 120-foot building proposed for downtown Berkeley
The Nasser family has owned this building complex at the southeast corner of Shattuck and Berkeley Way since 1950 and now plans to turn it into a 12-story apartment complex. Photo: Google Streetview A San Francisco family that has owned a block of stores on Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way since 1950 is planning to […]
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
BANK IN, VIDEOS OUT Notice has gone up on the exterior of 2390 Shattuck (near Channing) that Chase Bank intends to take over the 4,500-square-foot space, now occupied by Blockbuster, further reducing the availability of DVD rentals in the city. Chase is applying for permits to remodel and install an ATM machine and will probably […]