City Council plans to admonish campus for lost artwork

You make a mistake and attempt to correct it. When all else fails, you offer an apology for the error, take steps to avoid a repeat of the disastrous turn of events and move on. But what happens in a city like Berkeley when its premier educational institution loses a
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Council member calls town hall meeting in wake of homicide

In the wake of a homicide that shook the Berkeley community last month, community members are coming together for a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss public safety and police response in emergency situations. The meeting was called by Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf — who represents the North Berkeley
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City Council moves toward expanding recycling practices

In an effort to reduce its plastic waste output, Berkeley City Council is looking into increasing the scope of the city’s recycling practices. At its meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted unanimously to refer the Zero Waste Commission to investigate the possibility of expanding the type of plastic that the
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A tragic preoccupation

CITY AFFAIRS: Blaming Occupy Oakland for North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor’s death is a baseless and misguided opinion.

Nobody can predict when events will take a turn for the worse. At a moment’s notice, a frightening situation can become a violent emergency, as it did Saturday evening when North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor was allegedly bludgeoned to death. This incident was tragic, no doubt, but speculation that the
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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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Berkeley City Council passes revised relocation ordinance

Berkeley’s revised Relocation Ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting following months of prolonged disagreement concerning the ordinance’s language involving seismic safety and pet displacement. Multiple drafts of the ordinance — first written in 1986 and revised over the past few years to reflect changes in the city’s housing environment
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City Council approves second phase of West Berkeley project

A controversial second phase of the long-standing West Berkeley Project that allows research and development businesses to occupy protected spaces was passed by the Berkeley City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Under newly amended guidelines, a total of 270,000 gross square feet of protected warehouse and wholesale space may
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