City Council may recommend analysis on smoking ban

The Berkeley City Council will consider recommending an analysis on an ordinance that would give landlords in Berkeley the power to ban smoking in their residences. The recommendation, proposed by Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Max Anderson and set to come up at the council’s meeting Tuesday, asks the city’s Community
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City Council votes to delay redistricting in Berkeley

Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday in favor of deferring redistricting in Berkeley until after the November 2012 election, a decision that could eventually result in a student supermajority district. By delaying redistricting, the City Council — which voted 7-2 in favor of the postponement — hopes to place a charter
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Raleigh’s, Cafe Intermezzo may reopen after Haste Street fire

Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Intermezzo, the two popular eateries destroyed by the Haste Street fire in November, might reopen, according to an architect hired by the building’s owners. This comes as welcome news for business owners operating in the fire-struck neighborhood who say the blaze has resulted in
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Occupy Berkeley continues but stands at ideological crossroads

Nationwide, encampments established as part of the Occupy movement have been sites of conflict and unrest, often resulting in clashes with city officials and local law enforcement. Occupy Berkeley is an exception, though, and some say the lack of resistance to the camp’s existence from the institutions it opposes has
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Berkeley City Council appoints Christine Daniel as interim city manager

Berkeley City Council confirmed the appointment of Christine Daniel as interim city manager and approved the terms of her six-month employment contract at a special session Tuesday. In September, current City Manager Phil Kamlarz announced his plan to retire after 36 years of service to the city of Berkeley and eight years
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Council members consider possibility of postponing redistricting decision

UC Berkeley student government leaders presented their redistricting proposal to the Berkeley City Council during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night, garnering some support from certain council members who are considering delaying action on the proposals until after the 2012 election. By postponing a redistricting decision, the council
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