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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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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Phil Kamlarz

City Council to appoint acting city manager

Just a week after Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz announced he would retire this year, the Berkeley City Council will convene in a closed session Monday night to appoint an acting city manager. A few months after the acting manager fills the position, the council will evaluate their performance and
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Southside Plan will increase affordable housing around campus

Following longstanding efforts to increase affordable housing throughout the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week will further promote the development of affordable units over the next few years as the city seeks to increase the availability of low-cost housing for UC Berkeley
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Community members react to approval of Southside Plan

In the midst of a vast amount of support for increased affordable student housing directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week has left some community members unsure about how it will improve the business climate in the area. The
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Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, with ASUC members behind her, speaks on the steps of city hall.

Students submit redistricting proposal to create student supermajority district

UC Berkeley student leaders, Berkeley City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, gathered on the steps of city hall Friday morning to submit a redistricting proposal for the creation of two student super-majority districts. Under overcast skies, ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman, ASUC President Vishalli Loomba,
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