Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
Those participating in the city’s public financing program can only get $50 from any donor, but Berkeley matches that six-to-one, or $300 per donor.
A Berkeley apartment complex is taking applications for 16 units designated for very low income households. The San Pablo building has a mix of studios and multi-bedroom units.
City Council passed an ordinance banning unhealthy food from checkstands at large retailers. In March 2021, stores like Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl will have to replace chips and candy with healthier options.
Berkeley’s zoning rules are complicated and daunting to the average reader. The city wants to make it easier to understand the laws.
There are 12 seats at play, including the mayor’s office, four City Council positions, two School Board positions and five on the Rent Stabilization Board.
A TV cameraman was setting up for a shoot when a man with a gun rushed in to take the news station’s $25,000 camera, police said.
The bus agency is adding an extra layer of health and safety precautions to keep passengers safe.
Currently, the city must seek a criminal prosecution to do anything other than warn people to wear masks. A proposed ordinance will allow officials to hand out an administrative citation instead.
About 2,000 students moved into dorms between Thursday and Sunday, despite all classes being online. They faced COVID testing, self-sequestering and limited socializing, but all were motivated to be here.
Seven years after Berkeleyans rallied to prevent the sale of the downtown post office, another Save the Post Office protest took place at 2000 Allston Way to save not just the building, but the U.S. postal system itself.