A dealership on Shattuck is among those that could be affected by the amendment.

Zoning amendment would allow car dealerships to expand

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday in favor of referring a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that would allow the growth of auto dealerships to the city’s Planning Commission for review. As the zoning ordinance currently stands, auto dealers are unable to expand their businesses within the South Shattuck zone. The
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Berkeley City Council Meeting

City Council and community members talk costs of pools planning process

The Berkeley City Council and community members raised concerns at a work session Tuesday night that an over-evaluation of non-construction related expenses has hindered the city’s efforts to implement a ballot measure to save its pools. At the work session, William Rogers, director of the city’s Parks Recreation and Waterfront
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City Council unanimously passes plan for Southside development

After nearly 15 years of planning, the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Southside Plan at its meeting Tuesday night, providing a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at promoting economic and community development in the area south of the UC Berkeley campus. The measures adopted in the sweeping motion included
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School district whooping cough vaccination up to 92 percent compliance

As many as 387 students in the Berkeley Unified School District may be unable to attend school starting Thursday as the 30-day grace period for seventh- through 12th-grade students to get their whooping cough vaccination comes to a close. Schools in the district continue to urge students to arm themselves against
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A notice posted by the Berkeley Unified School District on the fence around Derby Field.

Derby field renovation in final planning stages

After more than a decade of failed negotiations, a plan for the field located at Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is in its final stages. The plan was presented at Monday night’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. Earlier this month the Berkeley School District Board of Education
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City Council to discuss Southside Plan Tuesday night

The Berkeley City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the final implementation of the Southside Plan, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 15 years. The plan promotes economic and housing development in the area directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, from Bancroft Way
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Union workers threaten to end labor agreement with Bayer

Continuing negotiations between Southwest Berkeley’s Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and union workers heated up last Wednesday, as the union voted to authorize its negotiating committee to potentially cancel its labor agreement with the company. According to a statement released by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 — which represents
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Local nurses return to work Tuesday after five-day lockout

Following a statewide strike last week, local nurses will return to work Tuesday, amidst the investigation of the death of a patient at an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campus in Oakland over the weekend. In anticipation of the Thursday union strike, the hospital hired replacement nurses for five days,
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