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New housing OK’d in Berkeley as ‘YIMBYs’ win the night

A rendering of the proposed view of 2902 Adeline, looking southwest from Adeline and Russell streets. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A 6-story building set to include 50 rental units and four live-work units was approved Thursday night by Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, though neighborhood opposition will likely mean an appeal to City Council. Nearly 300 people have […]

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Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on District 2, District 3

Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 2 candidates: Cheryl Davila, Nanci Armstrong-Temple, Darryl Moore. Bottom row, from left, District 3 hopefuls: Mark Coplan, Al Murray, Deborah Matthews, Ben Bartlett. Photos: Courtesy* Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley City Council, School Board and Rent Stabilization Board. This […]

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Housing views show split in South, West Berkeley races

Berkeley City Council Districts 2 & 3 forum, League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville, Berkeley Community Media, Sept. 12, 2016. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley City Council candidates for South and West Berkeley took the stage Monday night to share their views on housing, diversity, homelessness, the economy and public safety, among other topics. The […]

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Update: School officials say threat to Berkeley High shared on Facebook is false

Berkeley High School is holding a special day of programming Wednesday in the wake of a racist threat that pinpointed Dec. 9. Photo: Nancy Rubin Update, 3 p.m. Berkeley Police said they are not investigating this as a crime. Update, 12:30 p.m. Berkeley High says that, after speaking with the Berkeley Police Department, it does not believe […]

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BHS student to be disciplined after racist statement

Students demonstrated last week after the discovery of a racist, threatening statement on a Berkeley High computer. Photo: Jackson Grigsby The student who posted an inflammatory and racist statement on a Berkeley High School library computer last week was a student of color, according to a school district spokesman. But the student, a male freshman, was not […]

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Berkeley High student linked to racist ‘screen hack’

Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow (left) said the student responsible for Wednesday’s screen hack has been identified. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow (left) said the student responsible for Wednesday’s screen hack has been identified. Photo: Lance Knobel By Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel Berkeley High School administrators say they have identified the […]

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Berkeley High students walk out, rally after racist threats

Berkeley High students marched through the UC Berkeley campus Thursday in support of racial justice. Photo: Lance Knobel By Tracey Taylor, Lance Knobel and Emilie Raguso Update, Nov. 10: Listen to Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow, Berkeley High Black Student Union co-president Alecia Harger, and Berkeleyside co-founder Lance Knobel discuss the walkout and what provoked […]