Two armed robberies occur on Southside days apart

Two separate armed robberies occurred south of campus this week, according to police. The first occurred Tuesday at about 1:20 a.m. when a 63-year-old male victim was walking near the intersection of Durant and College avenues, according to a UCPD crime alert. According to the alert, five male teens approached
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The head architect for the Safeway expansion attended the Berkeley City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

Berkeley officials, residents discuss Oakland Safeway expansion near border

The Berkeley City Council addressed concerns Tuesday night over the potential greenhouse gas emissions and congested intersections that would result from the proposed expansion of the Safeway that closely borders Berkeley on the corner of College and Claremont avenues in Oakland. During public comment at the special meeting, community members
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Man robbed of cell phone on Southside

A man was robbed of his cell phone late Wednesday night on the threat of a gun on Southside. At about 10:50 p.m., the victim, whose affiliation with UC Berkeley is unknown, was walking along the 2700 block of Dwight Way near Unit 2 when he was approached by two
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Store of plenty

CITY AFFAIRS: The expansion of Safeway on College avenue is a net positive for students, residents and the city of Oakland.

The proposed expansion of the Safeway at the intersection of College and Claremont avenues has a passionate base of support and an equally passionate opposition. Though opponents raise valid concerns, the specific details of the expansion show that the benefits outweigh the costs to the neighborhood and city. One of
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The plans for the renovated building include a design that is two stories, with retail space on the bottom floor and a new Safeway located above.

Safeway expansion plans create tension among community members

Plans to expand the Safeway on College Avenue have ignited both strong support and opposition, with a main concern being that the expansion could contribute to congestion in the area during peak hours. The project for the store, which lies in Oakland just past the Berkeley-Oakland border, has been in
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