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Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

53 trees come down on UC Berkeley land as grocery store, senior living project kicks off

UC Berkeley has begun the process of removing dozens of trees from its University Village property in Albany as work begins on a vacant lot slated for development that has been the site of numerous protests in recent years. University spokeswoman Christine Shaff said Thursday afternoon by email that 53 trees will be removed from the property, on […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Urban farmers plan ‘short-form’ Gill Tract occupation

Occupy the Farm protestors on the Gill Tract in 2012. Photo: Tracey Taylor Following a recent announcement by urban farming activists about plans to “occupy” an empty lot in Albany that’s slated for development, UC Berkeley officials have issued a statement urging local residents to prepare for “potential traffic obstructions” should “illegal activities proceed” this coming […]