Kala Bagai arrived in the U.S. with her family in 1915. Like many other Asians in Berkeley, she was discriminated against.
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The ‘worst street in Berkeley’ has been repaved!
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.
Map: Which Berkeley streets are scheduled to be paved?
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.
The 10 worst streets in Berkeley (with one very clear winner)
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.
Worst street in Berkeley? You tell us. Plus: The latest paving plan map
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.
Berkeley won’t pave any streets in 2018; pavement continues to deteriorate
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.
Staff: Measure M has Berkeley streets in better shape
“Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley “Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley With the help of Measure M, the city of Berkeley is making strides to repair street conditions and add innovative “green infrastructure” projects around […]
Berkeley council to consider undergrounding utility wires
Utility wires at Grant and Bancroft. The City Council will vote on a proposal to look into moving Berkeley’s wires underground. Photo: Google Maps Utility wires at Grant and Bancroft. The City Council will vote on a proposal to look into moving Berkeley’s wires underground. Photo: Google Maps UPDATE, July 13: Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who […]
Berkeley to repave 11 miles of streets by October
Map shows the streets and parts of streets that are slated to be repaved this summer. Click to see complete map. Image: Google Maps 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 […]
Berkeley may double Public Works budget, as $16 million repair backlog looms
The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley Later this year, the Berkeley City Council will consider whether to more than double the public works department budget to help […]
In potholed city, which Berkeley streets will be paved?
Will your street be paved in the next two years? (Blue lines are scheduled for 2014, by June, and red lines for July 2014 through June 2015.) In some cases, locations are approximate. See this list for details. The city of Berkeley has budgeted nearly $15.4 million through June 2015 to repave nearly 25 miles […]
Have your say on improving Berkeley’s streets, watershed
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 […]