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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