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Study finds lack of students, ethnic diversity on city commissions

UC Berkeley students, Berkeley City Council members and commissioners met on the steps of City Hall Monday evening to discuss the findings of the Student Diversity Study conducted by members of the ASUC. The study, conducted by ASUC Senator Sydney Fang and members of her staff, outlines the disproportionate ratio
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Council member gives his first-ever ASUC executive candidate endorsements

For the first time in his 15 years as a Berkeley City Council member, Kriss Worthington has endorsed student candidates for the ASUC elections at UC Berkeley. Worthington, whose district includes the UC Berkeley campus and surrounding Southside neighborhoods, endorsed Andrew Albright, Sydney Fang and Anthony Galace, three CalSERVE executive
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City Council appoints Berkeley’s new director of planning

The city of Berkeley’s new director of planning was approved by the Berkeley City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, filling a position that has been vacant since last July. Eric Angstadt comes to Berkeley directly from Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency, where he served as deputy director for
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Council discusses charter amendment for November election

Berkeley City Council sent recommendations to city staff at its meeting Tuesday concerning the language for a November ballot measure that could allow for the creation of a student supermajority district. The council decided to allow voters to consider a charter amendment in this November’s election that would lessen restrictions
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Pedestrian injured after traffic collision in Berkeley

A man was seriously injured in a collision between a car and a pedestrian Tuesday evening in Berkeley, according to police. At approximately 7:58 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department responded to a collision at the intersection of Colusa and Marin avenues in North Berkeley, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, spokesperson
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Berkeley City Council to appoint new director of planning

Berkeley City Council is set to appoint former Oakland deputy director of planning and zoning Eric Angstadt as the city’s new director of planning at its meeting Tuesday night. If appointed, Angstadt will be the administrative head of the Department of Planning and manage a staff of more than 58
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The Telegraph Avenue lot where a branch of Andronicos once stood now sits empty.

CVS to move into Andronico’s former Telegraph location

Though now boarded up and empty, the vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue where Andronico’s once stood might welcome a new CVS as early as next year. After Andronico’s Community Markets declared bankruptcy last year, the company closed the Telegraph branch in December — an underperforming location that was a financial
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