Sustainable mushroom farm has UC Berkeley roots

Although he is billed as a mushroom farmer on the currently-airing ABC television series, “The Bachelorette,” Alejandro Velez looks nothing of the sort. Instead of toiling away in a field all day, the affable 25-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus spends his time in a West Oakland warehouse spreading knowledge about growing
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The head architect for the Safeway expansion attended the Berkeley City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

Berkeley officials, residents discuss Oakland Safeway expansion near border

The Berkeley City Council addressed concerns Tuesday night over the potential greenhouse gas emissions and congested intersections that would result from the proposed expansion of the Safeway that closely borders Berkeley on the corner of College and Claremont avenues in Oakland. During public comment at the special meeting, community members
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City council to reconvene tonight after summer recess

Tonight marks the end of the Berkeley City Council’s summer recess — at its first meeting since July, the council will discuss work the city has done since then as well as preview legislation to be discussed over the coming weeks. Sarah Mohamed is the lead city government reporter.

Man allegedly demands money from an Oakland Safeway

After allegedly demanding money from an Oakland Safeway supermarket about two weeks ago, a Richmond man is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicions of second degree robbery. Philip Taylor, 26, allegedly pointed a gun Sept. 3 at an employee behind the register at around 4:50 a.m. at
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Store of plenty

CITY AFFAIRS: The expansion of Safeway on College avenue is a net positive for students, residents and the city of Oakland.

The proposed expansion of the Safeway at the intersection of College and Claremont avenues has a passionate base of support and an equally passionate opposition. Though opponents raise valid concerns, the specific details of the expansion show that the benefits outweigh the costs to the neighborhood and city. One of
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The plans for the renovated building include a design that is two stories, with retail space on the bottom floor and a new Safeway located above.

Safeway expansion plans create tension among community members

Plans to expand the Safeway on College Avenue have ignited both strong support and opposition, with a main concern being that the expansion could contribute to congestion in the area during peak hours. The project for the store, which lies in Oakland just past the Berkeley-Oakland border, has been in
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