Panel discusses possibility of student supermajority district

A UC Berkeley student has not been elected to the Berkeley City Council since 1984, when Nancy Skinner became the first student to ever serve as a council member. After 27 years, students are working to change that with the creation of a student supermajority district. But students are not
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City Councilmember Kriss Worthington (center) speaks at a demonstration Wednesday. Students protested against the withholding of security deposits by local landlords.

Student tenants protest against local landlords at senior center

Frustrated by Berkeley landlords refusing to return security deposits, student tenants and their Berkeley City Council representatives protested Wednesday night at a landlord lobby meeting. The protest — which took place just before the Berkeley Property Owners Association’s monthly meeting at the North Berkeley Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. —
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An overdue foreclosure

CITY AFFAIRS: The city’s recent action taken to reignite the development of a vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue was long overdue.

After 20 years of allowing the vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street to sit idly — collecting trash, attracting rodents and becoming an eyesore on Southside — the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to foreclose the property. It’s about time. We are glad
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New tattoo parlor opens on Telegraph

Last weekend marked the opening of a new tattoo parlor on Telegraph Avenue. War Horse Tattoo — located on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Parker Street — is the most recent addition to the many tattoo studios already sprawled along the avenue with another parlor open just a few
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The City Council voted Tuesday to foreclose on the lot on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue.

City council to discuss fate of vacant Telegraph lot

In a special closed meeting of the Berkeley City Council Tuesday evening, the city will discuss the possibility of seeking legal action against the owner of a Southside lot that has been vacant for 20 years. The council will meet with legal council at tonight’s meeting to decide whether or
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Panel series to promote discussion between campus, city

Berkeley residents and students will get a chance to discuss important town-gown issues such as redistricting and sustainability when a city panel series is launched later this month. The city’s Fall Panel Series is an effort to sustain a consistent partnership between the city and the UC Berkeley campus through
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City maintains shower program for homeless

They huddled under the awning outside the swim center, some clutching half-empty bottles of shampoo, others, half-empty bottles of liquor. They were the homeless of Berkeley, waiting outside the closed pool at Willard Middle School to take their Saturday morning showers. The city has run a daily shower program at
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Telegraph Avenue Storefront

New tattoo parlor to open on Telegraph Avenue

A custom tattoo parlor opening next month on Telegraph Avenue will be the latest addition to Berkeley’s wide array of piercing studios, gourmet restaurants and stylish boutiques. Set to begin business during the first weekend of September, War Horse Tattoo will be located at 2599 Telegraph at the corner of
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