Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Early Friday morning, Berkeley police dismantled an encampment that had been set up on Adeline Street to protest the way the city provides homeless services. A contingent of […]
In Berkeley mayoral race, Arreguín accelerates fundraising, Capitelli maintains monetary lead
Laurie Capitelli and Jesse Arreguín are the two top contenders to replace Mayor Tom Bates. Photo: Emilie Raguso See update below. Berkeley mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín raised almost three times as much money in the last month as his fiercest rival, Laurie Capitelli. Arreguín raised $33,434 from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. In that same period, […]
Real-estate interests spend $92K to help elect candidates
The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s mayoral campaign. That leaves City Councilman Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign at a severe monetary disadvantage. Photos: Mark Coplan The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman […]
Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the mayor’s race
Berkeley mayoral candidates. Photos: Courtesy* Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley mayor, City Council, School Board and Rent Board. This week, we are publishing questionnaires with the candidates daily at 11 a.m. We’ll also have stories on all the key Berkeley races and initiatives on the ballot, and hope to help […]
Election 2016: Who is Guy ‘Mike’ Lee?
Guy “Mike” Lee Guy “Mike” Lee Name: Guy “Mike” Lee Age: 61 Job: Retired building trades What office are you are running for? Mayor What is the main reason you are running? The City is seriously out of control. It is non-responsive to the needs of the community. Finding it acceptable not to answer e-mails or phone calls. Words […]
With 28 days to the election, fundraising gap between mayoral candidates widens
Five of the eight people running for Berkeley mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguín, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel See update at bottom. With 28 days until the Nov. 8 election, Berkeley mayoral candidate, and city councilman, […]
Berkeley mayoral candidates square off about budget, homelessness and more
Five of the eight people running for mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguin, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli, and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five of the eight mayoral candidates gathered Monday night to air their views on how to lead Berkeley. The […]
Berkeley candidates outline their positions on the arts
Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City […]
Vigil held where Berkeley homeless man died in street
A group of people held a memorial service Friday for a homeless man who died on the street. Photo: Ted Friedman On Sunday, Berkeley police got a call about a dead body near the doorway of what used to be the U-Haul building on San Pablo Avenue and Addison Street. When they arrived they found a […]
The mayor’s race is off and running: Where do campaign coffers stand?
Laurie Capitelli talks to prospective voters at a house party in July. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel In the last six months, mayoral candidate Laurie Capitelli has raised $67,135 in donations, according to recently filed campaign finance statements. That’s almost 35% more than one of his strongest rivals and fellow city council member, Jesse Arreguín, who raised […]
Would a homeless mayor in Berkeley make a difference for the homeless?
Mike Lee, right, a homeless activist who is running for mayor, spoke out during a demonstration in the winter of 2015 to say he wouldn’t be pushed out of Berkeley on charges that made no sense. At left, Councilman Jesse Arreguín, and Michael Diehl, of BOSS, another advocate for the homeless. Photo: Ted Friedman Guy […]
Berkeley mayoral hopefuls weigh in on homelessness
Old City Hall is set to have a new mayor come November. How will he or she approach homelessness? Photo: Melati Citrawireja With longtime Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates completing what he says will be his last term, six people have expressed interest in running for his seat come November 2016. Berkeleyside asked each of them to share their […]