Many doubted it would ever come to pass, but construction work has started at the long-vacant lot at Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue in Southside Berkeley.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
UC Berkeley wants to upgrade the sand volleyball courts to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say that will conflict with covenants the university agreed to.
The reason African Americans and other minorities mostly live in South and West Berkeley can be traced back to government-supported racist housing practices.
A gutted duplex in North Berkeley does not draw the same kind of excitement as similar structures in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
Developers of a six-story, 50-unit housing complex on Adeline are moving forward with plans, having bought the project property and won a lawsuit brought by neighbors last year.
The closure of the city’s last big “smokestack” factory means the end of well-paid union jobs. But it also means neighbors will no longer be bothered by a ‘burnt pot handle’ smell.
The application for a housing complex on the Spenger’s parking lot — which has faced opposition from Native American activists — is now in the property owners’ hands.