Walt Disney has waived a $250 fee it previously demanded for a “Lion King” screening at Emerson Elementary after the incident became national news.
Disney tells Berkeley parents they owe $250 for screening ‘The Lion King’
Two Berkeley officials expressed outrage over a copyright infringement case at Emerson Elementary School.
Downtown Berkeley Harold Way deal for 18 stories, 300 units is officially over
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.
Downtown Berkeley’s Harold Way saga ain’t over yet
Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
Berkeley council split over $11M Measure P budget, new outdoor homeless camp
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
City Councilwoman Lori Droste pays $750 for campaign finance violations
Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
Council approves South Berkeley co-living units after zoning board denial
Citing the “tremendous” need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story “co-living” project at Shattuck and Ashby.
Contentious battle for Berkeley’s District 8 seat in final stretch
No one might have predicted Berkeley’s District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Campaign notebook: Finance violations, youth voting, Bernie Sanders in Berkeley
Two D8 candidates have been tripped up by the new public campaign financing laws. Students who had hoped to vote aren’t getting that right just yet. And a very popular senator is coming to get out the vote.
Charges of racism, as officials approve new Berkeley welcome signs
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
Big money is flowing in to support and oppose measures O and P, AD15 race
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
Election 2018 Berkeley: District 8 candidates answer Berkeleyside questions
Meet your District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2018 election.