A Berkeley High safety officer stands by a gate before the start of classess, part of a series of measures to reduce the number of guns on campus. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel In a small conference room on the second floor of old City Hall, a group of school administrators, parents, students, police and safety officers […]
Debate on future of two city libraries sparks concerns
Architect's rendering of the proposed new West Branch Library. Architects: Harley Ellis Devereaux A special joint meeting of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) and the Landmark Preservation Commission tonight will consider the final environmental impact reports (EIR) on the South and West branch libraries and their planned demolition. The plans approved by the Board of […]
School Board candidates respond to key questions
Old City Hall, where the school board meets Berkeleyside recently sent all the candidates for the School Board a set of questions, partly based on the suggestions our readers provided. Six candidates are running for three positions on the board: Josh Daniels, Norma Harrison, Karen Hemphill, Julie Holcomb, Priscilla Myrick and Leah Wilson. All except […]
Election groundwork: Who’s running in November?
Old City Hall: four council seats are being contested. Photo: Wikimedia Commoms. Four Berkeley council seats and a variety of other Berkeley posts are being contested at the general election on Tuesday, November 2. Berkeleyside will have full coverage of all the races but, first, here is your quick summary guide to who is running for […]