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Downtown Shattuck: shaped by buses, ferries and trains

Downtown Shattuck Avenue has undergone several generations of mass transit, the relics and pieces of which are integrated into the restaurants there today. In the pioneering days, the mile-long pier that once docked ferries to and from San Francisco dropped off passengers at Center and Shattuck. Now Center Street is
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Travel Tuesday: getting intimate with the Berkeley Bay

It’s a sunny, cloudless Saturday in Berkeley and you’re in no mood to start the morning with a pile of homework. You’ve hiked to the Big C a thousand times, and surrendering yourself to the dogs and Frisbee-lovers of Memorial Glade won’t satisfy that craving for sunshine. Our solution? Check
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Berkeley streets in need of repairs

With the majority of its streets “at risk,” the city of Berkeley is working on a five-year plan to improve the deteriorating condition of its streets. At a special meeting Tuesday, Berkeley City Council reviewed a report that revealed the deteriorating condition of the city’s streets, 62 percent of which
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Matundu Makalani, a former Andronico's employee of eight years, was laid off last month when the grocery chain was acquired by new ownership.

Andronico’s employee let down by layoff

At the Andronico’s Community Markets branch formerly on University Avenue, the week of Oct. 24 was one of uncertainty and worry. The employees carried on their duties with forced smiles and had no answer when customers asked whether they would have jobs after the store closed permanently. At its height,
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The Andronico's Market located on University Avenue is set to close this month.

Andronico’s on University Avenue slated to close this month

With the store set to close Oct. 29, employees of Andronico’s Community Markets on University Avenue in Berkeley might be facing drastic layoffs. Andronico’s declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy — which allows time for the company to restructure itself — in August and last week was purchased by Renwood Opportunities Fund,
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Berkeley City Council, school district to vacate Old City Hall

Both the Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley City Council plan to vacate Old City Hall, which houses the district’s offices and council chambers, in the near future. The building, located at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and also called the Maudelle Shirek Building, after the former council member,
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