Concerns raised over dog attacks in Berkeley park

Jim Ward looks forward to daily walks with Sparky, his fox terrier-miniature pinscher mix, at Ohlone Park in Northwest Berkeley. But in the past year and a half since Ward has had Sparky, the two have been troubled by large and aggressive dogs who share the same play space at
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Berkeley High School has increased its security for the start of the new school year in response to several gun occurences earlier this year.

Berkeley High School to report student robberies to police department

Following a school year marked by several firearm incidents, Berkeley High School has begun reporting all student robberies, to the Berkeley Police Department. This measure comes in response to parents and community members who expressed concerns after there were five occurrences of students carrying a firearm in or around the
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‘Block party’ blocks traffic on Telegraph

In another recent demonstration supporting People’s Park, local activists and community members closed off a block of Telegraph Avenue late Saturday night. The “block party” — which consisted mostly of socializing in the street to the sound of live music — prevented traffic from moving down the avenue between Dwight
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Customers at Pepe's Pizza on Durant stand at the pizza buffet. (Derek Remsburg/File)

Pepe’s Pizza applies for beer and wine permit

There are plenty of pizza parlors in Berkeley, but one particular Southside establishment has decided to expand its menu in order to appeal to more customers who are looking to enjoy their pizza with a beer. Since opening last March, Pepe’s Pizza — located at 2516 Durant Ave. — has
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A taxi cab stops in front of Hotel Durant.

City Council to consider allowing transfer of taxi permits

Almost a year after Berkeley taxi cab company owners and operators sent city officials a letter highlighting a number of grievances about operating in the city, the Berkeley City Council will soon deliberate on a staff-recommended ordinance that would officially allow taxi permits to be transferred to other operators. At
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Local radio station listeners petition for board member’s recall

KPFA radio station listeners submitted a petition with over 800 signatures Saturday, voting for a recall election of  Tracy Rosenberg, board member for the station’s parent organization. Members of the SaveKPFA coalition — who spearheaded the petition — cite Rosenberg’s part in the Pacifica Foundation’s decision to eliminate the Morning
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New programs set sights on closing racial achievement gap

This fall, the Berkeley Unified School District will launch new programs in its schools as part of 2020 Vision, an effort to close the district’s racial achievement gap. The programs aim to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency and overall attendance — three of the eight improvement areas identified
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Board to consider another charter school petition

In the wake of the opening of Berkeley Unified School District’s first charter school late last month, the district’s Board of Education will consider another charter school petition this week. At its meeting Wednesday, the board will review a proposal from Oakland-based Integrity Educational Center, which resubmitted a petition to
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BART is considering a 30-minute extension to its Friday night service and thereby a 20-minute delay on Saturday mornings.

BART officials propose designating area for reporters at protests

Following the detention of at least six journalists at a protest Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials have proposed new guidelines for media that would create a designated area in the station for reporters to cover protests. The idea is to have reporters stand behind a line to ensure their
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Some of the city’s public housing units are located on Ward Street. The Berkeley Housing Authority aims to rehabilitate the city's 75 units.

Developer may take on public housing project

The Berkeley Housing Authority received a recommendation from one of its subcommittees Thursday regarding their impending decision to choose a developer to rehabilitate the city’s 75 public housing units. The housing authority has now entered into an exclusive negotiating rights agreement with housing development company The Related Companies of California,
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