Environmental activists fire up in protest to protect non-native trees

“Stationed in front of the Sierra Club’s local chapter office in Berkeley, a group of about 70 demonstrators gathered in protest of the club’s support of non-native tree removal in the East Bay Hills. “Protesters defended non-native trees, including the Eucalyptus, in local urban forests from being removed, but the
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Two candidates file paperwork to run against Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates

Two candidates filed preliminary campaign paperwork this week to challenge 10-year incumbent Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates in this year’s November election. Local business owner Jacquelyn McCormick, a board member of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association, said she favors a community-oriented perspective in using city resources to address the local needs,
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