Process to rename Downtown Berkeley street delayed

The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted at its meeting Tuesday night to delay changing the name of Downtown Berkeley street Harold Way to Dharma Way. After hearing concerns about the renaming process from a community member, the council referred the item to the city’s Public Works Commission for further review
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Final city bond measures for November ballot to be decided on in July

At its meeting Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council discussed results from a second community survey conducted to determine which bond measures voters want on the November election ballot. The survey included specific ballot measures that will generate tax revenue for the city to fix its aging infrastructure, which includes restoration
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Council confirms new city manager Christine Daniel

The Berkeley City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of interim City Manager Christine Daniel as the new city manager at its meeting Tuesday night. Daniel has served as interim city manager since November, when the council approved an employment contract with her following former City Manager Phil Kamlarz’s retirement. Councilmembers
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West Berkeley Project could be implemented as city ordinance

The third phase of the West Berkeley Project — a controversial long-term plan that aims to expand the area’s retail and multi-use space — could be implemented as a city ordinance. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council discussed the project — now in its third phase — and voted
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Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates

Faces of Berkeley: Tom Bates, city mayor

Bates places emphasis on a greener future

Seventy-four-year-old Mayor Tom Bates walks to work every day. Bates, whose hair has gone entirely gray and who recently went through knee surgery, says he would rather walk than drive a car that pollutes the environment. The mayor’s reign has been characterized by a progressively moderate council representative of a
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Richmond site selected as Berkeley lab’s second campus

RICHMOND, Calif. — After about eight months of evaluating different finalist locations, the University of California announced Monday morning that the Richmond Field Station is the preferred site chosen for the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley Lab officials selected the field station — which the UC
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Shahryar Abbasi and other members of the ASUC spoke at the Jan. 17 Berkeley City Council meeting.

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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