Update, April 2: This was indeed an April Fools’ Day story. We hope you enjoyed!
Volunteers at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Community farm in Albany have harvested 17,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.
A once-nameless field in Berkeley will now honor one woman’s achievement in a local softball league, with the approval last week by the City Council to name the Codornices Park field the “Jane Hammond Field.”
The new development at UC Berkeley's University Village has been given final legal approval, after an appeal by Occupy the Farm was rejected last week.
UC Berkeley has begun the process of removing dozens of trees from its University Village property in Albany as work begins on a vacant lot slated for development that has been the site of numerous protests in recent years.
Earlier this week, a Superior Court judge in Oakland rejected a lawsuit related to a proposed mixed-use development project in Albany.
For the third time in less than a week, Cal staff plowed up crops planted in Albany by a group of activists working to turn a lot slated for development into a farm.
A Superior Court judge in Oakland has tentatively denied a lawsuit to block a mixed-use project including a grocery store in Albany, but his final decision remains pending.
Despite arrests Monday and the destruction by UC Berkeley of seedlings they had planted in rows over the weekend, Occupy the Farm activists returned to Albany.
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[On Friday November 16, 2012, the University of California (UC) razed all of the publicly planted crops on the Gill Tract.]
Plans for a senior living complex, new retail shops and a grocery store in Cal’s University Village in Albany have cleared another hurdle despite a campaign by activists over the summer to stall the development.
By Mark Galbraith
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