Meet Lori Droste, one of four District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2018 election.
Public financing is being used for 1st time in Berkeley election; how’s it going so far?
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.
City to make ‘last-ditch effort’ to use BUSD chambers before pursuing new home
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Street Spirit vendor hit in the face after saying ‘no’ to hate speech in the Elmwood
A Street Spirit vendor was struck in the face Saturday after he intervened to stop a hate incident between a lesbian family and a man described by police as a “nomad” on College.
Could sanctioned homeless camps be headed for Berkeley?
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
Berkeley officials split over impacts of new zoning code proposals
Council voted Tuesday to embark on an intensive project to develop extensive new development standards to preserve the city’s discretion over land use decisions.
Motorists beware: Berkeley votes to expand parking enforcement
Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
Ben Gould enters campaign for District 4 council seat
Ben Gould is the second candidate to enter the race for the District 4 City Council seat. Photo: Courtesy of Ben Gould Ben Gould is the second candidate to enter the race for the District 4 City Council seat. Photo: Courtesy of Ben Gould Former mayoral candidate Ben Gould announced today that he will run for the […]
After crash, Berkeley fifth-grader rides to school in style
The 9-year-old, who was hit by a taxi March 8 while on a Claremont Avenue crosswalk with her mother, rode in a shiny red fire truck, courtesy of Engine Company 3 of the Berkeley Fire Department.
Berkeley council votes to put minimum wage on ballot
The turnout was sparse for Tuesday night’s council meeting, which included a vote on the minimum wage. Photo: Mark Coplan The turnout was sparse for Tuesday night’s council meeting, which included a vote on the minimum wage. Photo: Mark Coplan A Berkeley City Council majority voted Tuesday night to put an alternative minimum wage proposal on […]
Father of girl struck by car calls for better traffic control
The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were broken in a March 8 crash. Lillia is flanked by her father Darryl and mother Kadijah. Photo: courtesy family The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were […]
Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting
A fourth-grader was struck by a car Tuesday on a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue and suffered two broken legs. Photo: Kevin Chang A fourth-grade girl from John Muir Elementary School was hit by a car Tuesday night in a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue that parents have long complained is poorly lit and needs the city’s […]