First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
In November, most residents were switched over to the new East Bay Community Energy provider.
The devastating Northern California wildfires the past two years has Berkeley talking about accelerating its Climate Action Plan to head off the greater impacts of climate change.
More than two months after a neighborhood outcry over the fate of trees and plants in Berkeley's traffic circles, the city has not yet decided what role neighbors may play in tending them in the future.
In response to a significant community outcry, the city has taken a step back from a plan to remove "any and all trees" from the 60 or so traffic circles in Berkeley.
Peter Rich, who opened Velo Sport on University Avenue, was instrumental in furthering the career of Greg LeMond, the only American to have won the Tour de France, and others.
Eleven cities participating in East Bay Community Energy will switch over commercial accounts in June, and residential in November.
New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Berkeley cyclists are slated to take to the streets Thursday for "Bike to Work Day" with "energizer stations," a ride with the mayor, a happy hour after work, and more.
Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved, in concept, a 20-year vision to improve the city's bicycling infrastructure.
Berkeley could once again become a national leader if it adopts the Berkeley Deep Green Building plan.
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.
Urban Adamah moved into its new 2-acre farm in West Berkeley on Sunday Oct. 23 and held a big open house to celebrate.