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Op-Ed: A Berkeley field of dreams close to reality… after 15 years

The future Moellering Field. Photo: Tracey Taylor

After 15 long years, student athletes at Berkeley High should soon have a baseball field and B-Tech students will have a basketball court while the San Pablo Park neighborhood will regain full use of their park. This triple play has come about because BUSD should soon break ground on what will be known as the Moellering Field at Derby and MLK.

In our recently launched Opinionator section, Stephanie Allan, member of Friends of the Derby Street Park & Field, writes about why a project that seemed a no-brainer was mired for years in controversy, opposition and, occasionally, hysteria.

Read Allan’s column in the Opinionator section.

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