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After 27 years of public service, Max Anderson retires from Berkeley City Council

Max Anderson will step down as a Berkeley city councilman this week. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Max Anderson is stepping down as the representative of South Berkeley’s District 3 after Tuesday’s City Council meeting. It is the end of a 27-year-long career in public service for Anderson, a retired critical-care nurse, who moved to Berkeley in […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley breaks ground on affordable housing project

A rendering of the new affordable homes that will be built in South Berkeley, as they will look from Harper Street. Image: courtesy Satellite Affordable Housing Associates A rendering of the new affordable homes that will be built in South Berkeley, as they will look from Harper Street. Image: courtesy Satellite Affordable Housing Associates On Tuesday, Berkeley broke ground […]

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They’re off: Candidates file campaign finance statements

Laurie Capitelli. Photo: courtesy Laurie Capitelli The Berkeley political jostling has begun, even though elections will, of course, only be held in November. City Councilman Jesse Arreguín has raised close to $25,000 for his race for mayor, almost four times as much as City Councilman Laurie Capitelli, his strongest opponent. Capitelli, who has been endorsed by […]

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With mayor and two councilmen stepping aside, Berkeley’s election is heating up

Max Anderson: not running again for Berkeley City Council this year. Photo: courtesy Max Anderson After serving 12 years on the Berkeley City Council — and another 12 on various city commissions — Max Anderson has decided not to run for another council term. Anderson’s exit from the race for District 3 in South Berkeley has already […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley council puts off minimum wage vote to Nov. 10

Labor advocates and workers rallied outside Tuesday night’s Berkeley City Council meeting in favor of increasing the minimum wage. Photo: Mary Flaherty Labor advocates and workers rallied outside Tuesday night’s Berkeley City Council meeting in favor of increasing the minimum wage. Photo: Mary Flaherty The Berkeley City Council voted late Tuesday night to hold off […]

Posted inCommunity

Adeline report highlights desire for affordable housing

Neighbors presented their vision for the Adeline Corridor on Saturday while city consultants acted as scribes. Photo: Natalie Orenstein The city of Berkeley unveiled its preliminary existing conditions report for the Adeline Corridor planning project at a packed community meeting Saturday, Aug. 29. The presentation was the culmination of five months spent gathering community input on […]

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Friends of Adeline: ‘Our future shall be determined by us’

Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took place at the Black Repertory Group’s theater Saturday. Photo: Emily Dugdale Community members discussed concerns related to the city’s Adeline Corridor revitalization plan during the third Friends of Adeline community forum, which took […]

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Berkeley neighbors say affordability will be key to proposed Adeline Street project

Conceptual plans for 2902 Adeline, which the developer says will likely change as the project goes through the entitlement process. Image: Trachtenberg Architects About 40 people crammed into the community room at the South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library on Wednesday night to hear about a new project proposed at Adeline and Russell streets, and offer […]

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Wireless carriers sue Berkeley over phone radiation law

A front gate in Berkeley decorated with old cellphones. Photo: Fragmentary Evidence A wireless trade association filed suit against Berkeley on Monday, claiming that the city’s new law requiring notification of possible radiation from cellphones is a violation of the First Amendment. CTIA The Wireless Association filed the federal suit in the Northern District of California […]