Committee releases gun control and safety report

Violence prevention education, increased security presence and screening for weapons at schools are just a few recommendations from the Berkeley Unified School District’s Ad Hoc Safety Committee, released in a gun control and safety report June 24. The committee presented the report to the district’s Board of Directors Wednesday night
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Woman struck by train, killed at Ashby BART station

A woman was struck by a train and killed at the Ashby BART station this afternoon. At around 12:47 p.m., the woman was hit as a northbound train entered the station, according to BART spokesperson Jim Allison. According to Allison, witnesses later explained that the woman did not appear to
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Gayley Street's potholes are a result of Berkeley's deteriorating pavement. The city's pavement condition was given a score of 60 out of a possible 100 points in a report by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Report ranks pavement condition in ‘fair’ category

The overall condition of pavement on the city of Berkeley’s thoroughfares is just shy of entering a level that would greatly increase the need for major rehabilitation, according to a recent report. The report, released last Wednesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, gave Berkeley a pavement condition index of 60
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City Council to vote on budget proposals

                    With the Berkeley City Council set to adopt a city budget at its meeting Tuesday, a number of employee layoffs and reductions to city programs may result. The city is looking at eliminating about 79 positions — some of which
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Caffe Mediterraneum recently became the first Telegraph Avenue vendor approved to stay open 24 hours a day.

Caffe Mediterraneum approved for 24-hour business

The city of Berkeley’s recent approval of Caffe Mediterraneum’s bid to keep its doors open 24 hours a day has pushed ongoing efforts to turn Telegraph Avenue into a 24-hour business district one step further. Amid the Telegraph Business Improvement District’s endeavor to extend Telegraph businesses’ hours with the hope
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Fire at Ashby Lumber caused by wood-staining rags

A fire broke out late Monday night at Ashby Lumber when rags used for wood-staining caught on fire. At approximately 9:37 p.m., bystanders from a business across the street noticed that a fire had broken out at 824 Ashby Ave. The bystanders then called the Berkeley Fire Department, which responded
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City council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., Friday morning to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. Arreguin was one of a few members of the Young Elected Officials Network who were invited to the White House to discuss important local
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Signs prohibiting loitering and trespassing are found on fences and doors around the Berkeley High School campus. Recent incidences of bringing guns on campus have prompted a committee to work on safety recommendations.

Safety committee to present report to school board

A committee focusing on improving gun safety in local high schools will meet one final time this week before presenting a finalized report of recommendations to the district’s Board of Directors June 29. This past school year, seven separate incidences of students bringing guns to Berkeley High School and Berkeley
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The Pacific Steel Casting Company faces an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.

Pacific Steel to undergo employment eligibility audits

The Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company will be subject to an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers, raising concerns about the termination or deportation of any illegal immigrant workers employed by the company. Pacific Steel will be participating in an employment eligibility audit by the U.S. Immigration
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