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 Articles Below Cover 2011-2016 



9/18/16 Berkeley Police Report Shows Crime Down in the First 6 Months

9/6/16 Berkeley City Council Recess Raises Concerns

9/1/16 Three Students Appointed to City Commissions


8/25/16 Berkeley to Vote on Minimum Wage

8/16/16  City Replaces Flares Station in Cesar Chavez Park

 7/26/16  Increase Police Review Commission Accountability Tools

7/24/16  Berkeley Divests from Private Prisons

7/08/16 Berkeley City Council resolution would oppose hospital closure

7/11/16 Former Berkeley council member Donald Jelinek dies at 82



6/22/16 Alameda County grand jury critiques city of Berkeley’s email practices 



5/19/16  Berkeley planning commission talks increase in number of dispensaries in city

5/02/16  Progressive voters meet to endorse mayoral, City Council candidates


4/28/16 Berkeley adopts 'hate states' travel, contract ban

4/27/16 Berkeley Leaders Not Buying Alta Bates’ Excuse For Planned Hospital Closure


3/16/16 Berkeley City Council passes item in support of campus speakers’ boycott

3/09/16 City Council votes down proposal for $1 million loan to Housing Trust Fund



2/24/16 Berkeley: Council bans city employees from serving on local advisory boards

2/17/16 New apartment complex to open near Telegraph Avenue in March

2/10/16 Berkeley enacts stricter minidorm regulations, approves Blake Street project


1/27/16 City of Berkeley Considers Affordable Housing Fund

1/08/16 City Council votes to sue Monsanto Company over cleanup costs of chemical pollutants





12/23/15Berkeley: Councilman questions whether high-rise approval should go back before City Council 



11/04/15 City Council votes not to adopt certain amendments to affordable housing ordinance



10/07/15 Berkeley City Council adopts first reading of cellphone ordinance at meeting

10/03/15 Berkeley councilman Laurie Capitelli profited from $500,000 housing loan given to police chief, paper says



9/24/15 Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission member arraigned for extortion, taking bribes

9/24/15 Berkeley commissioner loses seat over Israel divestment resolution

9/23/15 Berkeley community members, government officials talk affordable housing for elderly



8/24/15 Berkeley police patrol to increase Southside presence to address party-related complaints

8/12/15 Rally highlights discrepancy in number of books weeded from Berkeley Public Library



7/2/2015 Nomination of City Manager 

7/1/15 Biennial Budget



6/28/15 Berkeley officials celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

6/24/15 City Council approves biennial budget during Tuesday meeting 

6/14/15 East Bay Municipal Utility District raises water rate 



5/25/15 Redistricting, Public Financing Proposals

5/17/15 Telegraph Business Improvement District revisits code of conduct for Telegraph Avenue

5/14/15 Bike to Work Day aims to promote healthier commute

5/7/15 Downtown development discussed at special City Council meeting



4/28/15 Berkeley riders sound off on city bicycle plan update

4/28/15 Berkeley Bicycle Plan workshop draws a crowd

4/26/15 Berkeley City Council set to consider new housing density bonus rules

4/20/15 City proposal to restrict tobacco product sales draws worry about livelihoods of business owners

4/20/15 Berkeley: Course of downtown development questioned at forum

4/19/15 City Council extends discount on city affordable housing fee to July 1st

4/8/15 Berkeley calls special meeting to discuss downtown community benefits

4/9/15 Berkeley Launches Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Energy And Water

4/8/15 Berkeley City Council to send letter of support for vaccination exemption bill



2/18/15 Student housing may come to vacant Telegraph lot



1/21/15  City Council vote declares marijuana collective nuisance, illegal dispensary



12/18/14 Online Extra: Political Notes: Berkeley council to welcome first lesbian mother

12/10/14 It's Not the Old Days, but Berkeley Sees a New Spark of Protest

12/10/14 2 officials demand investigation into police tear gas use in Berkeley protest Saturday


10/30/14 Berkeley councilman says city mishandled legal fees in Measure S redistricting lawsuit; city disagrees

10/02/14 Berkeley City Council calls on Gerawan Farming to comply with labor laws


8/22/14 Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley

8/06/14 Berkeley City Council Urges Venue Reform


7/16/14 Berkeley pushes for health warning stickers on cell phones


6/21/14 Berkeley plans gas-pump warning labels

6/20/14 Berkeley considering climate change labels at gas pumps

6/19/14 Rally at PG&E office targets bill that may threaten creation of local energy agencies

6/19/14 Proposal to revitalize entertainment on Telegraph makes progress




 7/12/12 KPFA: The Morning Mix with Andres (audio)  

 7/11/12 Berkeleyside: Berkeley sitting ban goes to ballot after raucous   

 7/11/12 The Wall Street Journal: Sidewalk is Battleground in Berkeley     

 7/11/12 Univision: Polemica medida en contra de jornaleros de Berkeley (video)  

 7/11/12 CBS San Francisco: Voters to Decide on Berkeley Sit-Lie Ban   

 7/11/12 The Berkeley Daily Planett: Press Release: Mayor's Mistakes Censor    

 7/11/12 KTVN: Berkeley voters to decide sidewalk-sitting ban   

 7/10/12 KTVU Berkeley Voters to decide sidewalk-sit ban   

 7/09/12 The Berkeley Daily Planet: Press Release: Arreguin to Offer Alternative to Sit-Lie Ordinance
 Link to the Compassionate Sidewalks Plan   

 7/09/12 The Berkeley Daily Planet: ACLU Opposes Anti-Sitting Measure: Letter to the Council   

 7/7/12 The Daily Cal: Mayor faces criticism for controversial ballot measure vote   




 6/14/12 MSNBC: Beware, sidewalk sitters: Berkeley is coming for you   

 06/13/12 Sidewalk sitting ban goes to Berkeley Voters   



      5/5/12 Daily Californian: Center for Independent Living celebrates grand opening of new store on Telegraph   

 5/10/12 A record number of cyclists ride on Bike to Work Day    

 5/24/12 Berkeleyside: West Berkeley Project a step closer to being adopted   



 4/2/12 Berkeleyside: Nine firefighters are promoted in Berkeley ceremony   

 4/6/12 The Berkeley Daily Planet: Commentary: Three for History: Andy, Anthony and Sydney   

 4/19/12 Berkeleyside: Telegraph Avenue property owner shows plans for vacant site   

 4/26/12 Berkeleyside: Berkeley parkers may get five-minute grace period   

 4/29/12 Daily Californian: Community rallies in support of local swimming pools   

 4/29/12 Daily Californain: Editorial: Five minutes of bliss: A five-minute grace period for parking violations is a win-win for all. The Berkeley City Council should adopt the proposal.    

  4/30/12 Berkeleyside: Community rallies to get pool measure on ballot   



 3/1/12 Daily Californian: City Council to vote on program to let Telegraph businesses expand to sidewalk   

 3/4/12 Daily Californian: City Council to consider limiting campaign contributions from contractors    

 3/6/12 Daily Californian: Bizarre bazaar: Give Telegraph Avenue business owners the opportunity to set up shops on the sidewalk. There isn't much to lose.    

 3/7/12 Daily Californian: City Council moves forward  with program to let Telegraph businesses expand to sidewalk   

 3/12/12 Berkeleyside: Oakland Angstadt to be Berkeley's new planning director   

 3/13/12 Berkeleyside: Few comments on Chief Meehan before Council session    

 3/14/12 Berkeleyside: Spotlight on city manager's response to Chief Meehan   

 3/19/12 Daily Californian: Students, city officials to collaborate to form working group   

 3/21/12 Daily Californain: City Council approves downtown area plan   

 3/22/12 Daily Californian: CALPRIG seeks to garner 60,000 signatures to ban plastic bags   

 3/28/12 Daly Californian: Berkeley City Council could weigh in on charges against Occupy Cal protesters    



 2/01/12 Daily Californian: Berkeley moving forward with tougher plastic bag ban   

 2/01/12 Daily Californian: City files lawsuit against owner of vacant Haste Street lot   

 2/10/12 Berkeleyside: Should Berkeley have a kinder parking ticket policy?    

 2/13/12 Daily Californian: Despite meeting recycling goal, city falls behind in county comparison   

 2/14/12 Daily Californian: City postpones discussion of parking ticket policy   

 2/15/12 Berkeleyside: Berkeley passes police mutual aid agreement   

 2/21/12 Daily Californian: The city of Berkeley's new ordinance to protect bicyclists is welcome but does little to fortify the effect of existing laws.   

 2/22/12 Daily Californian: City Council to look into ways to revitalize Telegraph Avenue   

 2/23/12 Daily Californian: Rise of price in parking ticket fines rincreases city revenue   

 2/29/12 Daily Californian: Council discussion of ballot measure focuses on city's aging infrastructure    

 2/29/12 Daily Californian: Report shows drop in city crime rates   



  1/25/12 Berkeleyside: Berkeley property company in court over deposits 

 1/25/12 Berkeleyside: Will Berkeley pass a plastic bag ban soon?   

 1/25/12 Berkeleyside: Fire at Berkeley's Great China restaurant on Kitterdge St.   

 1/19/12 Daily Californian: History of tenant complaints fuels claims of negligence against landlords   

 1/18/12 Daily Californian: City Council votes to delay redistricting in Berkeley   

 1/18/12 Berkeleyside: City defers redistricting, plans charter amendment   

 1/17/12 Berkeleyside: Elmwood business quotas may change to help starups   

 1/13/12 Berkeleyside: What's in a name? In Berkeley, a lengthy process   

 1/09/12 Daily Caifornian: Raleigh's, Cafe Intermezzo may reopen after haste Street fire   






  12/7/11 Daily Californian: Sequoia fire aftermath: Cause, rights, future   



 11/8/11 Berkeleyside: Are Blackberries best best for Berkeley in Emergencies?    



 10/31/11 Daily Californian: Berkeley Proud and LOUD at Pride celebration Sunday     



 9/29/11 Berkeleyside: Rapid growth of cannabis collective raises concern   

 9/15/11 Daily Californian: Student tenants protest against local landlords at senior center   

   9/6/11 Berkeleyside: City to consider suing owner of blighted Telegraph lot 



  8/25/11 Daily Californian: City maintains shower program for homeless     



   7/14/11 Berkeleyside: Cal leaders push to put student on Berkeley City Council     



 6/27/11 Berkeleyside: Berkeley councilmembers celebrate Gay Pride Day     




 5/27/11 Berkeleyside: A councilmember takes to Twitter, other officials lag    



 4/28/11 Berkeleyside: Berkeley crime rates show steady decline   



    3/23/11 Berkeleyside: City's best scenario: Cuts of $12.5 million    

   3/11/11 Berkeleyside: Berkeley students drop everything... to read  



   2/11/11 Berkeleyside: Berkeley's Bradley Manning resolution is watered down   



     1/12/11 Daily Planet: Why Willard Pool Was Filled   


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