UC Berkeley alum, social activist runs for mayor

UC Berkeley alumnus and social activist Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi — who has been a Berkeley resident since 1997 — held a press conference Thursday to announce his decision to run for city mayor, making him the 10th candidate to announce plans to run against incumbent Tom Bates.
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West Berkeley Project to appear on November ballot

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council voted to place 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 — on the city’s November ballot despite public discontent.
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