A three-story, six-unit apartment building destroyed by fire early last year will remain rent-controlled, and former residents should have the right to return to the property, city staff said Tuesday night.
The Fair Campaign Practices Commission has decided to investigate whether any campaign laws were broken when the Yes on Measure S campaign paid people from $50 to $100 in cash to pass out campaign material on election day.
The nephew of a notorious landlord who was sent to prison for transporting minors from India for the purpose of illegal sexual activity has filed a defamation lawsuit against four former Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidates.
Ten years ago, two young Berkeley High School reporters started to investigate the death of a young Indian immigrant woman. Carbon monoxide had killed Seetha Vemireddy while she slept in her Berkeley apartment, and her sister had been seriously sickened.