The son of a California civil rights leader, Rumford was honored with a plaque on Sacramento Street earlier this year.
Santa Fe Right of Way
Berkeley’s next park: City gets $5M to turn rail corridor into gardens, playground
The former trackbed of a Santa Fe railroad line that once cut through West Berkeley could become a multi-block city park.
Berkeley parks advocates push back after council drops bond from November ballot
The Berkeley rose garden pergola needs major repairs and has been closed to park visitors since April. Photo: Daniel Parks The public dismay was palpable last month when the Berkeley City Council decided, in a surprise move, to put a parks tax before voters this fall without a related bond measure that would have infused parks […]
Berkeley voters likely to see joint parks funding measure
Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two Berkeley officials put forward a new proposal Tuesday night for a combined bond and tax measure […]
Plans firm up for Berkeley soda tax, city parks measures
Berkeley voters will consider a soda tax in November. Supporters shown here came out before council earlier this year. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley officials voted Tuesday night on ballot language related to a November 2014 soda tax proposal, but exactly what sort of fundraising request might come before voters to help the city’s parks remains to […]
Berkeley groups want old railroad bed to be a public park
The Santa Fe Right of Way is closed to the public. Photo: Mary Flaherty A group of local residents is asking the city to raise funds to turn an old, fenced-off railroad bed in South Berkeley, called the Santa Fe Right of Way, into open space with community gardens and a trail that connects to […]