Before putting the building up for sale, the seller signed a five-year lease with a five-year option to protect the business.
The race is close and no candidate is expected to capture the seat at first. Ranked-choice voting and voters' No. 2 choices will play a large role in selecting the next council member.
No one might have predicted Berkeley's District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Two former Berkeley mayors and seven current and former City Council members believe Droste is the best qualified candidate.
Lori Droste made an attempt to lower the rate and postpone the increases which is why the authors support Mary Kay Lacey for District 8.
Today Berkeley ushers in a $15/hour minimum wage. How we got here is a good reminder of how we can work together on important issues instead of attacking each other on ideologies.
Six weeks remain until the November election. Some races have already gotten ugly.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
Campaigning has become more about fantasy than facts. In the Alameda County District Attorney race this has reached an appalling low partly because it is fueled by outside money.
Berkeleyans went there for views and for banquets, but the restaurant by the bay will shut its doors soon.
If we're going to tackle tough challenges like housing and homelessness, education and inequity, gun violence, criminal justice reform and climate change, we need Buffy Wicks.
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