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53 trees come down on UC Berkeley land as grocery store, senior living project kicks off

Activists said they planned to meet in Albany on Thursday night to discuss next steps, after UC Berkeley cut down trees at University Village to prepare for a development project. Photo: Ed Fields UC Berkeley has begun the process of removing dozens of trees from its University Village property in Albany as work begins on a […]

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Urban farmers plan ‘short-form’ Gill Tract occupation

Occupy the Farm protestors on the Gill Tract in 2012. Photo: Tracey Taylor Following a recent announcement by urban farming activists about plans to “occupy” an empty lot in Albany that’s slated for development, UC Berkeley officials have issued a statement urging local residents to prepare for “potential traffic obstructions” should “illegal activities proceed” this coming […]