West Berkeley program will hurt city

Project is simply effort to finance bloated city staff

After years of mismanagement and denial, the city is at the end of the fiscal line. There is more than $1 billion in unfunded liabilities for employee benefits and capital improvements and inadequate annual revenues to keep up with annual costs. About $252 million, about 80 percent of the city
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Cafe Fanny, located on San Pablo Avenue, closed its doors for the last time on Friday March 9th.

Cafe Fanny, co-owned by Alice Waters, closes its doors

Alice Waters arrived just before noon Friday to say goodbye to employees and customers as her small cafe in West Berkeley prepared to close its doors one final time. Cafe Fanny, which is co-owned by Waters, marked the end Friday of almost three decades of serving the community at the cafe’s location
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Three men injured in West Berkeley shooting

Three men were injured Sunday in an early morning shooting in West Berkeley, according to police. At around 12:51 a.m. Sunday, the Berkeley Police Department received multiple reports about gunshots heard around 7th and Addison streets, according to press release from Sgt. Mary Kusmiss sent out Monday afternoon. According to
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Early morning fire in West Berkeley deemed arson

A fire broke out in a vacant West Berkeley building Wednesday morning. According to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for Berkeley Fire Department, the fire broke out in a building used for residential and commercial purposes at 833 Bancroft Way in West Berkeley. The department received a call reporting the
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Small fire erupts at Berkeley art gallery

A fire broke out an art gallery in Berkeley Wednesday morning and displaced two people who lived in a nearby cottage. The one-alarm fire was reported at 3:23 a.m. at Gate 13 Art Gallery  — located at 813 Page St. in West Berkeley — and was put out by 4:08
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West Berkeley sees rise in number of daytime burglaries

At least 20 daytime burglaries have rattled West Berkeley already this year, leading worried residents to gather at an emergency neighborhood meeting Monday night. The burglaries were reported between Ashby Avenue to the south, University Avenue to the north, San Pablo Avenue to the west and Sacramento Street to the east.
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