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Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley post office protesters cleared out in early morning raid

Post Office Inspectors cleared protesters from the steps after nearly 17 months. Photo: Lance Knobel Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. Post Office inspectors cleared the protester encampment on the steps and on the side of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Protesters from First They Came for the Homeless and the Berkeley Post Office Defenders […]

Posted inCity

Deal to buy Post Office fizzles; police clear encampment

Protesters clear a makeshift encampment at Berkeley’s main post office on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel Protesters clear a makeshift encampment at Berkeley’s main post office on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel The proposal by Berkeley developers Hudson MacDonald to buy the downtown Berkeley Post Office has fallen through after they […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Community, Housing & Development

Berkeley temporarily blocks sale of main Post Office

Downtown Berkeley’s post office is the subject of restraining order. Photo: Darius Wekwerth Downtown Berkeley’s post office is the subject of restraining order. Photo: Darius Wekwerth The city of Berkeley has gotten a temporary restraining order blocking the sale of the city’s main post office on Allston Way. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Housing & Development

Exclusive: Local developer Hudson McDonald in contract to buy downtown Berkeley Post Office

A Berkeley developer plans to turn the city’s main Post Office into a retail operation while retaining postal services. Photo: Darius Wekwerth A Berkeley developer plans to turn the city’s main Post Office into a retail operation while retaining postal services. Photo: Darius Wekwerth After weeks of silence, Berkeley developer Hudson McDonald has acknowledged that it […]

Posted inCommunity

Ralph Nader speaks at rally to save Berkeley post office

Ralph Nader spoke out against the planned sale of the main Berkeley post office on Allston Way at a rally Tuesday. Photo: Charles Siler Longtime political activist Ralph Nader spoke Tuesday afternoon at a demonstration at the downtown Berkeley post office on Allston Way in support of the on-going fight to stop the U.S. Postal Service from selling the […]