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District 8 race a toss-up, Barry says he is still fighting for District 7, other council races settled

The District 7 race is still a toss up. Kriss Worthington has the lead but challenger Sean Barry is not willing to concede yet. There are still uncounted absentee ballots. Photo: Ted Friedman Nov. 9, 5:10 p.m. After several days in second place, Lori Droste has pulled into the lead in Berkeley’s Council District 8. She […]

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Soda tax, school board race, open council seat bring campaign cash to Berkeley

The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The lure of an open Berkeley City Council seat has turned the race to replace Gordon Wozniak in November into a big bucks […]

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3, maybe 4, candidates vie for Wozniak’s council seat

Several candidates hope to represent Berkeley’s City Council District 8, which includes the Elmwood shopping district. Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin UPDATE, 05.15.14: George Beier has announced he will be running for the District 8 council seat following the April 30 confirmation of which redistricting map the city will be using. ORIGINAL STORY: Three candidates — with a fourth […]

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‘The Aquatic’ wins easy approval from Berkeley officials

The Aquatic mixed-use development at 800 University Ave. in Berkeley could open by summer 2015. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A proposal for a new University Avenue mixed-use development, set to include 58 units, sailed through Berkeley zoning board review Thursday night, winning acclaim from commissioners for what they said was its beautiful design and sensitivity to […]