Bayer reaches proposed contract with workers’ union

After months of negotiations, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has reached a proposed contract this week with International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6, for its hundreds of workers at Bayer’s plant in South Berkeley. The proposed contract, which was announced this week by the union and affects approximately 420 workers at
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Berkeley Planning Commission discusses new museum building design

Following the unveiling of designs for the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive building last month, members of Berkeley’s Planning Commission offered their own opinions about the plans at a meeting Wednesday night. Robert Gayle, associate vice chancellor for capital projects at UC Berkeley, presented plans detailing the
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Berkeley City Manger Phil Kamlarz announced Sept. 26 his plans to retire this year.

Commitment to city shaped Berkeley city manager’s career

Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz rolled his thumb over the trackball on his BlackBerry, scrolling through the week’s schedule. Nearly every half hour of every day was already booked with meetings with city staff, council members, union leaders and community members. But come December, Kamlarz may instead find himself looking
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‘SmartBoot’ program to kick off in two weeks in Berkeley

In an effort to save money and streamline its parking fee collection process, the city of Berkeley is set to implement a new vehicle immobilization “booting” program for cars that would otherwise be towed. The program, which will be implemented in two weeks, will remove the hassle of towing by
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The vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph Ave and Haste Street sits empty as cars pass by.

Architecture students propose range of ideas for vacant Telegraph lot

This summer, UC Berkeley architecture students drew up designs ranging from an “Urban Ecology Center” to an Institute for Anarchic Studies to develop the vacant lot on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue. Darell Fields, a lecturer in the campus Department of Architecture who provided guidance for the
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