Bartlett tried to get the police chief to intervene on his behalf during a traffic stop in July, text messages show. This week, he said “trauma and hubris” caused his behavior.
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
Berkeley leaders past and present reflect on the impact of a legendary politician.
Jovanka Beckles is now in second place, as of Saturday evening.
About 50 people gathered in South Berkeley to talk about racial discrimination in housing, jobs, schools, and the community.
A “tiny house village” for homeless youth could be built at the current Ohmega Salvage site in West Berkeley.
Ben Bartlett has only been a Berkeley City Councilman for 1.5 years, but has the experience to be an Assemblyman because “a year in Berkeley is like 7 years anywhere else,” he says
With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
By not reimbursing the expenses borne by his campaign manager in a timely fashion, Jesse Arreguín may have violated the law 18 times.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
The South Berkeley representative joins a crowd of candidates vying for the East Bay seat in 2018.