One council member called paid parking “a no-brainer” and others said it would align with the city’s climate goals.
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Berkeley police tell Marina RV campers to move out … or get towed
More than 20 people have been living in RVs parked along Marina Boulevard for months.
Public process on Berkeley pier set to start in January
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
New Berkeley ferry offers alternative to crowded commutes
Tideline Marine Group began operating ferries out of the Berkeley Marina earlier this year, to some commuters’ delight. Others wonder if ferries are a viable transit option.
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 […]
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 […]
Op-ed: Berkeley needs a better parks, facilities plan
Berkeley has been ambitious in trying to make our city as beautiful and livable as possible. We have 52 parks, five community centers, 38 picnic areas, three camps, two pools, a marina, and 95 facilities (aka buildings). And that’s only a partial list. That’s wonderful for a city our size. But… we don’t have the […]
Berkeley to spend millions to fix up James Kenney Park
Major work is planned at James Kenney. Photo: City of Berkeley James Kenney Park in West Berkeley is slated for major repairs in the coming fiscal years, which will likely require closure of parts of its community center for 6-8 months, according to city staff. Staff provided an update regarding municipal park projects to the Berkeley City […]
Vandals target César Chávez memorial, dog park markers
The solar calendar at César Chávez Park in Berkeley has been the target of multiple acts of vandalism. Photo: Cris Benton The solar calendar installation at César Chávez Park in Berkeley is an homage to the famous activist, a peaceful waterfront vantage point and, lately, the target of multiple acts of vandalism. Repeatedly over the last […]
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, […]
Berkeley Tuolumne Camp unsafe for visitors, says city
Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp. Photo posted on the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp on Dec. 17. Visiting the remains of Berkeley’s Tuolomne Family Camp near Yosemite after the summer’s Rim Fire was apparently a big draw over the Indigenous People’s Day weekend in October. About 40 people dropped in on the camp just on […]
Council to study $20M parks bond, 10% parks tax boost
More than 30 Berkeley residents came out Wednesday night to ask the city to re-open Willard Pool. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley City Council is set to consider a potential $20 million parks bond in conjunction with a 10% increase to the existing parks tax after a unanimous vote Wednesday night by the city’s parks […]