Kala Bagai arrived in the U.S. with her family in 1915. Like many other Asians in Berkeley, she was discriminated against.
The stretch of Sixth Street that was described last year as like driving through a former war zone has a new, smooth surface. The work is part of a range of paving projects around the city.
The city of Berkeley is hard at work on a range of paving projects around the city. Last week, Berkeleyside asked the city for a list and has put them on a map.
More than a third of nearly 1,200 votes in Berkeleyside’s non-scientific poll of worst paved streets in Berkeley went to one street. And, yes, we have video.
Many Berkeley streets are in disrepair, bumpy and deteriorating. Which street do you think is the worst? And don’t miss the map to show which streets are in the queue for repaving.
The city put out its requests for bids to repave streets so late in 2018 that it either got no bids or ones that came in way over the projected cost. Which street is the worst paved? Take our reader poll.
With the help of Measure M, the city of Berkeley is making strides to repair street conditions and add innovative “green infrastructure” projects around town that are helping improve stormwater quality, city staffers told the Berkeley City Council earlier this week. Tuesday night, staff presented an update on Measure M to council. The measure was approved […]
UPDATE, July 13: Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who originally brought the undergrounding item to council, will recommend at this week’s meeting that the item be held over until September. “I originally brought this item forward and I feel that it is an extremely important issue. Fearing that it will be discussed at 1:30 a.m., I would prefer to delay it […]
The city of Berkeley is set to repave 11 miles of about 40 streets this summer. The extensive project is part of an uptick in roadwork that is moving at more than twice the normal rate, according to a statement released by the city last week. The work is funded in large part by Measure M. The projects, which begin this month […]
Later this year, the Berkeley City Council will consider whether to more than double the public works department budget to help address a maintenance backlog of nearly $16.4 million. The department is responsible for more than 50 buildings, many of which need significant improvements, according to information presented in late March at a council worksession. The […]
The city of Berkeley has budgeted nearly $15.4 million through June 2015 to repave nearly 25 miles of city streets, many of which are in rough shape and desperate need of improvement. So which streets will be paved? Berkeleyside has created an interactive map — scroll down to view it — to show which streets are […]
Residents attended a meeting in early May to learn about the planning process for Measure M spending. Photo: Emilie Raguso Residents interested in street improvements and the city’s watershed have two chances this week to get involved in the discussion about how to spend millions of dollars in Measure M funds that are expected to start flowing […]