State Assembly speaker announces proposal for affordable housing plan

Introduced by State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the Affordable Housing Plan is an attempt to confront the state’s issue of homelessness by taxing real estate transaction documents, increasing the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and using portions of funds saved from Proposition 47 to invest in rapid re-housing for formerly incarcerated Californians.
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Bourbon & Branch owner opens new bar in Downtown Berkeley

The owner of San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch opened a new bar in a historical building in Downtown Berkeley last week. Tupper & Reed, owned by Future Bars, is located at 2271 Shattuck Ave. in a building that has been home to several businesses since opening its doors in 1925.
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