Logan Park, an eight-story, 204-unit mixed-use housing project slated for downtown Berkeley, is one step closer to breaking ground after the zoning board approved its use permit Thursday night.
About 100 South Berkeley residents showed up to a town hall organized by Councilman Ben Bartlett to discuss a homeless activist encampment and its demands for a portable bathroom.
After ousting it from several previous sites, the city has allowed the First They Came for the Homeless camp to stay at the Berkeley-Oakland border for several months.
On a field trip to City Hall, students in a Malcolm X Elementary School class brought their ideas on homelessness to their elected officials.
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall “The Village.”
Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board, in a race that has seen one slate of decidedly pro-tenant candidates boast numerous endorsements and a large war chest, while their landlord-leaning opponents lag — both in terms of endorsements and cash. It’s an important, if not widely covered race: Established […]
Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for all the local races. Our final installment of questionnaires with the candidates follows, and this edition is focused on the Rent Stabilization Board. We’ll also have stories on all the key Berkeley races and initiatives on the ballot, and hope to help readers make informed […]
Photo: Courtesy of Leah Simon-Weisberg Name: Leah Simon-Weisberg Age: 45 Job: Tenants rights attorney What office are you are running for? Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner What is the main reason you are running? I am running for Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner because I feel strongly that all rent boards must be accountable to the people — there is no better […]