Planning issues and new buildings prompted a number of this week’s most popular stories. The reopening of the North Branch library last Saturday elicited huzzahs and smiles, although the joy was soured for some by the library’s decision to remove the celebratory yarnbombing. On a larger scale, Berkeleyside commenters were generally positive about the traditional design of Acheson Commons, which will transform a whole city block downtown. The continuing debate over the future of Telegraph Avenue has a focus in this weekend’s briefing and design charrette, which Berkeleyside previewed on Wednesday. We’ll report on the results this coming week. And a Berkeley preservation battle might be looming as a group is campaigning for a ballot measure to influence the development of the Berkeley Iceland building. (more…)
Do you like waffles? Who doesn’t, right? Golden, crunchy goodness topped with cream and fruit…mmm. Where was I? Right, Waffles. This darling little affectionate black cat is as sweet as her name, and is patiently waiting for you to give her a forever home.
Berkeley police shot and wounded a man Friday night who opened fire on them from an apartment near Eighth and Delaware streets.