Arreguin runs for Democratic Central Committee

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin filed paperwork last week to run for the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee as the representative for the 15th Assembly District during the first presidential primary this June. The central committee is the governing body of the county’s Democratic Party, made up of representatives from
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City to consider creating task force to combat sex trafficking

Berkeley City Council will consider creating a task force next week that would combat sexual exploitation of minors in the city, an effort that mirrors a push to increase the severity of human trafficking penalties across the state. The council will vote on whether or not to create the nine-person
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The fire at 2227 Dwight Way ripped through all three floors, causing the roof to collapse.

Dwight Way apartment building to be demolished after fire

Following a fire that broke out early Thursday morning, a Berkeley apartment building at 2227 Dwight Way is set to be demolished. The six-unit apartment building, located south of the UC Berkeley campus, was home to about 10 residents before the fire ravaged through its three floors and caused the
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Meeting on The Alemeda street to discuss local murder and future saftey precautions, chief of police (tall white guy) speaking

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home

At 12:45 a.m., officer requests changes to a story at reporter's home

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to the home of a reporter around 12:45 a.m. Friday to request changes to a story that Meehan felt inaccurately portrayed him, media outlets reported this weekend. Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley covered a meeting Thursday night in which Meehan and others
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Cafe Fanny, located on San Pablo Avenue, closed its doors for the last time on Friday March 9th.

Cafe Fanny, co-owned by Alice Waters, closes its doors

Alice Waters arrived just before noon Friday to say goodbye to employees and customers as her small cafe in West Berkeley prepared to close its doors one final time. Cafe Fanny, which is co-owned by Waters, marked the end Friday of almost three decades of serving the community at the cafe’s location
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Unemployment Infographic

Berkeley’s unemployment rate jumps to 9.1 percent in January

The city of Berkeley’s unemployment rate reached 9.1 percent in January, a small increase from the December rate of 8.9 percent, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. This rise in unemployment marks the end of a continual drop that the city had seen since July
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