Arborists found this fall that two were rotting from the inside and one was infected by a parasitical sulfur fungus. Another tree was leaning over power lines and the road.
Berkeley approves housing plan, with pledge to upzone wealthy neighborhoods
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Wednesday vote will determine how Berkeley plans for 9,000 new homes
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
Advocates push to extend planned Hopkins bike lanes, sparking another fierce debate
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
Shop Talk: Ceci Bowman opens her workshop of groovy art and textiles for a holiday sale
At Monsen Silversmiths, Gary Reopelle is busy polishing and repairing metalware for the holidays. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Casual Carpool was a Bay Area tradition before COVID. Can it make a comeback?
Riders and drivers who want to revive casual carpool are finding it difficult to reestablish the famously organic tradition.
Election night photos: Berkeley candidates gathered in bars, homes and restaurants
Election night parties were held around Berkeley as results rolled in.
Shop Talk: Bouldering gym opens in converted North Berkeley Walgreens; martial arts school closes after 42 years
All you need is some chalk and climbing shoes to scale heights of around 15 feet at Benchmark Climbing. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
Shop Talk: Flower shop opens in Claremont spot where owner had first job in 1997; soap opera ending for downtown launderette
Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
City Council to reconsider controversial plan for Hopkins Street bike lanes
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
Residents return to North Berkeley apartments after local land trust buys back building
The 13-unit Solano Avenue building was subject to an Ellis Act eviction nearly three years ago.
Woman, child hit by driver in North Berkeley crosswalk
Neither the woman nor her son suffered major injuries and the driver stayed at the scene afterward, police said.