The Berkeley City Council has finally set criteria for the medical cannabis grow houses voters approved in 2010.
Property owners the Jones family want to transform an 8.67-acre parcel into a cluster of four to six buildings that would hold light industrial manufacturing, R&D space, offices and stores.
More than 50 people crowded into a room at City Hall on Feb. 4 to listen as the Medical Cannabis Commission selected three finalists for the fourth dispensary. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission selected three finalists for the city’s coveted fourth dispensary opportunity Thursday. This despite the fact that a number of the commission’s members […]
Cannabis being inspected at Berkeley Patients Group in 2011. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update 11/19/14: The City Council voted on Nov. 18 to refer this item to the Planning Commission for further review. Even though Berkeley residents voted in 2010 to allow six commercial cannabis grow sites to operate in the city’s manufacturing zone, none has […]
Alejandro Soto-Vigil hopes to beat incumbent Linda Maio for the Berkeley City Council’s District 1 seat. Photo courtesy of Soto-Vigil Alejandro Soto-Vigil hopes to beat incumbent Linda Maio for the Berkeley City Council’s District 1 seat. Photo courtesy of Soto-Vigil Alejandro Soto-Vigil, city Rent Board commissioner and aide to Councilman Kriss Worthington, has filed to […]
Spring storms over Berkeley. Photo: Joe Parks Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest […]
Interactive map with precinct-by-precinct results for Measure S. Click the green arrows to conceal info boxes. View the map on Geocommons here. Although most of the results of Berkeley’s 2012 election were known on Nov. 6, and the final tally completed over a week ago, an analysis of the precinct-by-precinct certified results provides a number […]
Staff at the Registrar of Voters count ballots last week. Photo: Tracey Taylor Alameda County is the first populous county in California to complete its election count, according to Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald (“If I can brag a little,” he said). The countywide turnout of 74.3% was slightly down on 2008, when it reached […]
With nearly 100 temporary and permanent staff, ballot processing work is being done in several sequential steps. Photo: Tracey Taylor By Joe DeCredico Joe DeCredico, an architect based in West Berkeley and the co-chair of the Yes on Measure T campaign, doesn’t know how the final tally on the proposed west Berkeley zoning ordinance will […]
Staff at the Registrar of Voters go through vote by mail ballots. Photo: Tracey Taylor The staff at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters worked throughout the weekend, ploughing through the thousands of vote by mail ballots. With the updated figures posted on the registrar’s website yesterday afternoon, Measure T, which would alter the zoning […]
Uncounted ballots at the registrar’s office in downtown Oakland. Photo: Tracey Taylor Uncounted ballots at the registrar’s office in downtown Oakland. Photo: Tracey Taylor In the latest results from the Registrar of Voters, the Yes on T campaign has inched into the lead: 16,640 to 16,639. On election night, opponents of Measure T, which would […]
It’s not over ’til it’s over: staff at the Alameda County Registrar processing ballots on Wednesday Nov. 7. Photo: Tracey Taylor It’s not over ’til it’s over: staff at the Alameda County Registrar processing ballots on Wednesday Nov. 7. Photo: Tracey Taylor The latest Berkeley vote tallies, updated with some of the vote by mail […]