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  • The Spring Mansion

    Changing of the guard for Berkeley mega-mansions

    Berkeley may be a city known more for its brown-shingle and craftsman homes, but it also has its share of mega-mansions, many of them built at the turn of the 20th century by developers converting empty subdivisions into elegant, tree-lined neighborhoods. One such mansion, the 8,600 ft house at 2840 Claremont Blvd, went on the market in June priced at […]

  • How Quirky is Berkeley? Rainbows!

    Editors — Berkeleyside readers have been sharing some wonderful photographs of rainbows with us recently, so we thought it was timely to publish this Quirky Berkeley post. Tom Dalzell: I roughly divide my posts into two groups. First, a major manifestation is a collection of photos taken at a single location. Second, an aggregation is […]

  • Berkeley School Board may levy new fees on development

    The Berkeley School Board is set to vote Wednesday night on whether to collect new fees from building projects in Berkeley to raise money for facilities needs. School districts are allowed under state law to collect those fees, though Berkeley Unified has not done so in the past. The board announced its intention to investigate what kind […]

  • State watchdog agency investigates $790,540 donated to Yes on Measure DD campaign

    The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into whether the supporters of Yes on Measure DD may have violated the financial disclosure requirements of the Political Reform Act. The FPPC mailed a letter Wednesday to the Berkeley Property Owners’ Association and the “Committee for Real Affordable Housing – Yes on Measure DD, No […]