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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man, 22, arrested after 3 Berkeley shootings, charged with attempted murder, child abuse

A former Berkeley High student has been charged with 13 felonies, including attempted murder and child abuse, after three shootings in Berkeley this year, two of which left teenage boys with injuries. Two of the shootings took place in September. In one, Sept. 18, a cyclist shot at a pickup truck near Oregon and Dohr streets. No […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley council picks Amoeba, Apothecarium as new cannabis dispensaries

Berkeley City Council last night approved the city’s fifth and sixth cannabis dispensaries, four months after approving the fourth. A long night of public comment and testimony was followed by a relatively brief discussion by councilmembers before selecting Berkeley Compassionate Care Collective (BC3), 2465 Telegraph Ave. (led by the owners of Amoeba Music), and The Apothecarium, […]

Posted inCity

Zoning Board says cannabis collective a public nuisance

Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board voted unanimously Nov. 6 to declare the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers’ Collective a public nuisance – the latest step in Berkeley’s three-year odyssey to shut the place down. ZAB officials listened to two and a half hours of testimony at the hearing, including impassioned pleas from neighbors who said the area […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley dismisses official who made ‘insensitive’ racial comment during cannabis collective appeal

The city of Berkeley on Thursday dismissed the official who was overseeing the nuisance abatement appeal by the Forty Acres medical cannabis collective after he made “insensitive” remarks concerning race during the hearing. It is the fifth hearing officer to be assigned, and then withdrawn, from the case. Berkeley officials are now uncertain how to […]