Crystal Massage on Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Alouette on University Avenue were served with cease and desist notices in April,

Local massage parlors face allegations of prostitution

Three Berkeley massage parlors may be closed for good after city officials ruled that explicit online reviews support allegations of prostitution. Crystal Massage on Shattuck Avenue, as well as Acupressure Health Center and Berkeley Alouette — both located on University Avenue — were served with cease and desist notices in
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Neighborhood groups file lawsuit against city’s Downtown Area Plan

Neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit against the city of Berkeley for alleged violations of environmental procedures in a contentious development plan recently approved by Berkeley City Council. The petition — which was filed May 3 at the Alameda County Superior Court — alleges that the city “improperly approved” the Downtown
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The Berkeley City Council will decide on a final resolution of whether to evict the Alcala family, who are residents at 1722 Ninth Street, which has been declared a public nuisance.

Residents of contentious West Berkeley property could face eviction

The residents of 1722 Ninth Street will have to wait another two weeks to find out whether the Berkeley City Council will decide to evict them from their residence. Following a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, the council voted to uphold the original Zoning Adjustments Board recommendation declaring the property a
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Sophie Hahn announces run for Berkeley City Council

If elected to the Berkeley City Council this fall, Sophie Hahn would like to be a voice for the community in city council in order to provide positive change to address the city’s basic needs. Hahn, a current member of the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board, announced on April 28 that she will be
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The Honda sales lot, located on Shattuck Avenue, is slated to become a five-story building with commercial space.

Court punishes city of Berkeley for failing to hold public hearing

In response to a court order issued this summer, Berkeley City Council is set to rescind a decision it made over a year ago next week that affirmed the city Zoning Adjustments Board’s approval of the construction of two mixed-use and one residential building on Southside. The Alameda County Superior
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A’Cuppa Tea was allowed to move to another district despite the quota this would exceed.

City Council vote upholds contentious tea shop move

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to uphold an exception to one local business, allowing it to change locations to another district, thereby exceeding the quota for quick-service restaurants in that area. The appeal of the exception — which was brought before the council after the Zoning Adjustments Board approved
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