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Posted inCommunity

Partying at UC Berkeley may have just gotten harder

Citing a riot on Halloween and three alcohol-related deaths near the UC Berkeley campus in recent years, Berkeley officials approved new rules Tuesday night to address rowdy parties and other problems associated with group housing widely used by students. About 15 Cal students, including representatives from governance group the Associated Students of the University of California, asked the […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley neighbors take on ‘noisy and drunken parties’

Dozens of concerned neighbors met Monday night at the Berkeley Police Department to strategize about how to cut down on “noisy and drunken disturbances,” particularly in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood. The city of Berkeley is working on an ordinance to try to curtail problematic behavior, which has at times taxed the city’s emergency services and overwhelmed […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley neighbors question parking, height of student-oriented housing planned on Telegraph

A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s zoning board. The man behind the proposal is Patrick Kennedy, head of Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests, who is working with Lowney Architecture on the plans. The project proposes the demolition of a single-story building between Dwight Way […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley council rejects settlement over nuisance house

The Berkeley City Council roundly rebuffed a proposed settlement Tuesday night aimed to address problems at a “loud, unruly” party house south of the Cal campus that’s been described in testimony by neighbors as a “mini-dorm.” Neighbors described issues with noise, drunken partiers, nudity and trash. Problems with the property, at 2133 Parker St., have […]