Kip’s to expand and offer new dinner menu options

Kip’s Restaurant will begin offering a full dinner and brunch menu this week to complement its wide array of drinks and bar-style atmosphere. The 58-year-old establishment will try its hand at American comfort food with the talent of Jon Helquist, a local chef who has worked with Berkeley restaurants Chez
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Center for Independent Living to open new store on Telegraph

The Center for Independent Living will celebrate the grand opening of its new redistribution store Friday. The center, a 40-year-old organization run for the betterment of disabled individuals locally and nationally, will open a store that will repair wheelchairs and redistribute donated scooters and other technology devices to assist the
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Council holds hearing for third phase of West Berkeley Project

The Berkeley City Council held a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday night to discuss the third phase of the West Berkeley Project, an existing long-term plan that encourages new business growth by easing the city’s permit application process. At the hearing, mixed feelings were voiced by both city residents
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Registered nurses picket outside the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Telegraph Avenue to strike against proposed cutbacks.

Nurses strike outside of Alta Bates

Nurses protest cuts to healthcare and pay

Registered nurses picketed outside Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning to strike against the proposed cutbacks from Sutter Health Corporation. The nurses gathered starting at 7 a.m. for the third one-day strike held since the conflict with the corporation began, according to Eric Cook, a nurse
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In order to save money, Ned’s Berkeley Bookstore will be giving up its lease on the three floors adjacent to the main store building.

Ned’s Bookstore downsizing and remodeling

Ned’s Berkeley Bookstore will be downsizing and remodeling its Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue location to save money, just as the spring semester is about to end. The bookstore is giving up its lease on the three floors adjacent to the store and will move books and materials originally stored
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BART’s Board of Directors deemed the agency’s decision to cut cellphone service disproportionate at a special meeting.

BART to vote on $1.5 billion contract for new cars

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s staff recommended that its Board of Directors sign a $1.5 billion dollar contract for the next generation of trains at its board meeting Thursday. BART will be replacing the current trains because they have been in continuous use since 1972 and are the oldest in America.
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Community rallies in support of local swimming pool

Children, parents and senior citizens turned out to the Willard Swim Center on Sunday afternoon to advocate for reopening the local pool. Elementary school students waved signs and chanted about the pool as cars honked on the street in support during the event, which approximately 150 people attended throughout the
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PG&E to offer 100 percent sustainable energy

Pacific Gas and Electric, which services the city of Berkeley, unveiled a new program that would enable customers to buy energy from 100 percent renewable sources. The Green Option is voluntary for customers, who would pay six dollars more per month to support sustainable energy production, according to PG&E spokesperson Jonathan
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