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Posted inCommunity

Latest plan calls for pedestrian-oriented Telegraph Avenue

To glimpse Telegraph Avenue as its visionaries and community leaders see it is to view a thriving, bustling European-like utopia, complete with pedestrian plaza, solar-powered trash cans, and enough parklets and bicycle racks to make even the most cynical hipster swoon. The ambitious if bureaucratically titled “Telegraph Public Realm Plan” has a sweeping vision that’s […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley merchants: New minimum wage proposal would ‘decimate’ businesses

By Lisa Tsering Berkeley business owners say a new proposed minimum wage hike will quite simply drive them out of business and, in the process, destroy the unique flavor of shopping districts such as the Elmwood, Telegraph Avenue, downtown and Fourth Street. At the same time, given that the city is at the forefront of progressive politics […]