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Berkeley’s West Branch first ‘net zero’ library in the state

Berkeley’s West Branch Library at 1125 University Ave. Photo Richard Friedman Berkeley’s West Branch Library at 1125 University Ave. Photo Richard Friedman The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, which opened in Decemeber 2013, produced more energy that it used in 2014, and it has been officially anointed as the first “net zero” library in the […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Students register for classes at Vista College during its earliest years. Now called Berkeley City College, the institution is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Photo: www.berkeleycitycollege.edu BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY Berkeley may be best known for one of its higher-ed institutions, but this week a much-deserved spotlight will be trained on the other. Although it has gone […]

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Photo gallery: Berkeley’s brand new West Branch library

Photo: Richard Friedman On Saturday, Berkeley welcomed a new West Branch library at 1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo). Read all about it in our story published last week. And enjoy these superlative photographs by Richard Friedman, taken on opening day. Photo: Richard Friedman Photo: Richard Friedman Photo: Richard Friedman Photo: Richard Friedman Photo: Richard […]

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Berkeley’s West Branch library to re-open in December

Berkeley’s West Branch Library under construction. Photo: Eli Wolfe Berkeley’s West Branch Library under construction. Photo: Eli Wolfe By Eli Wolfe Construction continues at a brisk pace at Berkeley’s West Branch Library, which is scheduled to re-open in December, after the holidays. The completion of the West Branch, which is located at 1125 University Ave. (at San […]

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Debate on future of two city libraries sparks concerns

Architect's rendering of the proposed new West Branch Library. Architects: Harley Ellis Devereaux A special joint meeting of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) and the Landmark Preservation Commission tonight will consider the final environmental impact reports (EIR) on the South and West branch libraries and their planned demolition. The plans approved by the Board of […]