Residents have long been concerned about odors and other pollutants emanating from Pacific Steel Casting on Second Street, lodging hundreds of complaints with local and regional bodies.
The bureau of Alcohol and Beverage Control released figures for the first two weekends of the school year indicating alcohol-related incidents spiked 110% this year.
As Cal students return to campus, we visit the avenue which has visibly changed in the past year. Local merchants, and the TBID that represents them, say more positive transformations are on the way.
The litigation comes as the Berkeley Property Owners Association is pushing for its own competing tax initiative, Measure DD.