Berkeley struggles to retrofit City Hall (SF Chronicle)
Brown appoints two Berkeleyans as Superior Court judges (Patch)
1915 Willis Polk home for sale (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley’s bioscience building leads by example (Inhabitat)
The past month has seen an uptick in robberies in Berkeley, with reports as of Dec. 24 at their highest level since August, according to the most recent data available from the Berkeley Police Department.
Looking back on her nearly three decades at the Berkeley Fire Department, Chief Debra Pryor said her philosophy has been to tune out her detractors, take the support that’s been offered to her, and keep the spotlight focused on her team, rather than on herself.
Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest impact on Berkeley, plus a few fun ones thrown in.
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