Churches and community organizations are helping with an equity-minded COVID-19 vaccine outreach.
The university’s new long-range plan includes building 12,000 housing units for a projected larger population.
Council unanimously approved a resolution that will work toward banning single-family zoning.
The salaries of the mayor and City Council members will increase by 75%, thanks to the apparent passage of Measure JJ.
Supporters said Measure HH losing is a missed opportunity to put resources toward climate justice.
The slate definitely took four seats and is poised to win the fifth.
The current ranked-choice calculations put Taplin solidly in first place with 63% of the vote. There are still a lot of ballots to count.
Berkeley’s final 2020 election results for all the candidates and measures. Alameda County certified the results Dec. 1.
The latest local election results and what happened during Election Day in Berkeley — all here on Berkeleyside.
The law goes into effect immediately and applies to larger grocery stores with 300 or more employees.
Cases are also higher in areas with lower socioeconomic advantages, which has been seen throughout Alameda County.
The city of Berkeley has been sharing public health news and recommendations about COVID-19 on its website. Berkeleyside is reprinting some of these items with permission.
But the news is not all bad, as a new economic report shows investors put $700 million into Berkeley’s biotech and clean-tech sectors.
Berkeley in 1916 was the first city to enact single-family zoning, which had the effect of pushing nonwhite people to more impoverished neighborhoods in the south and west.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
Public documents strongly suggest that Jay Kelekian, the former executive director, is the person who is alleged to have retaliated against the former employee.
With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
COVID-19 risks have prompted a year-long delay in the point-in-time homeless count, a “crucial data source.”
Berkeley says the initiative means property owners can receive a stable rental income while supporting the health of the community.
A coalition of advocates for Berkeley’s homeless community gathered online to sing, pray and demand justice for the unhoused people.
Unhoused residents and their supporters want the East Bay Municipal Utility District to expand water access for camps.
Officers will focus on investigative stops and pulling over dangerous drivers rather than “random observations of minor equipment violations,” Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said.
“I know this is scary for people,” said Councilmember Kate Harrison. “It’s a change. But it’s a change I feel we have to make.”
Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
Berkeley streets are among the worst in the Bay Area.
Activists gathered to discuss economic and racial inequality, reparations, police violence – and to celebrate accomplishments.
Large-scale ferry service could begin in 2026 under the current timeline. A community survey about the future of the marina runs through March 12.
Applications are due Monday, Feb. 8, for the city’s new policing task force. An online town hall on racial equity that had been planned for this week has been postponed.