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  • Measure T is a new chapter in the West Berkeley story

    Berkeley west of Sixth Street has long supported a vibrant community of small manufacturers, artists, artisans and local-serving businesses. Yet much of the rest of the district has been contributing little to the city, holding abandoned former manufacturing sites and sleepy warehouses that can’t be better used because of current zoning.

  • Bond measures take steps toward ballot

    The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to place a $30 million streets and watershed bond on the November ballot, but will hold off on the final language and shape of the measure until next week.

  • West Berkeley Project a step closer to being adopted

    The Berkeley City Council Tuesday night moved the controversial West Berkeley Project one step further towards adoption when it approved a series of amendments and modifications designed to mollify critics. The  entire plan will come before the council again for a final vote on June 12.

  • West Berkeley plan will fund city staff, developers

    Barbara Gilbert argues that in an effort to get more revenue to support Berkeley's "bloated" City structure and its developer friends, City Council is strong-arming a drastic up-zoning of West Berkeley that would destroy a thriving and unique residential/artisan/artist district as well as destroying Aquatic Park.

  • Can area plan retain eclectic mix of West Berkeley?

    Diego Carreterero-Frades and his wife Irenka Dominguez-Pareto moved into their West Berkeley home 18 months ago. They were looking for an affordable space with a yard and a place to have a child.