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Posted inCommunity

Citing structural problems, Berkeley closes historic pier

The historic Berkeley pier has been closed to the public due to structural problems. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley has announced the closure of its historic municipal fishing pier due to “considerable structural damage” that has made the popular walkway unsafe for the public. Damage to the concrete decking and support system of the pier […]

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Local man pushes for better restrooms at Berkeley park

Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has been petitioning for cleaner, more permanent restrooms in Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park since March 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has been petitioning for cleaner, more permanent restrooms in Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park since March 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee For years, Berkeley resident Martin Nicolaus has […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Let’s join forces to back Healthy Berkeley program

A broad coalition of diverse community representatives came together before the Berkeley City Council recently to call for Council support for two very important “Healthy Berkeley” initiatives. One involves a city parks bond proposal, and the other a proposed tax on sugary drinks. Both could provide long-term funding for healthy city improvements, including parks, playgrounds, […]