For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.
Firefighters rescue 4 people after 2-alarm fire in historic Cal office building
Witnesses described smoke billowing from the building and people hanging out of windows on the second floor.
Police will ticket drivers to curb rampant double-parking on Durant
The street has grown increasingly clogged with motorists double-parking on both sides of the one-way street just east of Telegraph Avenue.
Berkeley police: Robber fires gun on Telegraph while taking driver’s necklace
The robber shot through the driver’s windshield and took his necklace when he resisted, according to police.
Telegraph chess players ‘dismayed’ after gun altercation stops games
The chess club organizer said a man who is not affiliated with the group repeatedly threatened players with a gun.
Shop Talk: Meet the ‘plant queen’ of Southwest Berkeley and the fiddler hired as Ashkenaz’s new director
A plant lover turns her passion into a business on San Pablo Avenue. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
City backs bus lane for Telegraph Avenue, but merchants aren’t on board
Dramatic changes at the northern end of Telegraph Avenue would be part of an $8.3 million redesign of streets near UC Berkeley.
‘It’s a godsend’: A seat for everyone to play chess on Telegraph Avenue
Grandmasters, students, children, passersby and local workers are all welcome at the Telegraph tables, organized by a community activist.
Crime roundup: Ghost guns, felony assault with metal can, armed robbery
Police seized several more ghost guns in recent weeks, along with 10 ounces of cocaine and nearly $7,000 cash discovered after a shoplifting call at REI.
UC Berkeley revokes recognition of 3 fraternities due to hazing activities
Chi Phi and Theta Delta Chi have lost their official status until 2026 and Sigma Alpha Epsilon has lost its status until 2029.
Berkeley drops plan to charge for side-street parking in Elmwood
The proposal to end free two-hour parking sparked a backlash from residents and businesses.
No more free parking? City could charge for spots in much of Elmwood, Southside
Berkeley’s solution to the “shuffle” of drivers moving their cars every two hours is getting pushback from some businesses and residents.