Keeping Berkeley healthy: Businesses speak on importance of sustainability initiatives

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Berkeley has worked to reduce its gas emissions through different measures. Local businesses have also worked toward sustainable practices and products.

Two and a half years ago, Hafez Alsaidi’s father started the Berkeley Organic Market and Deli with the philosophy of providing the best possible products for customers. Alsaidi, now the manager of the store, strives to keep Berkeley residents healthy through sustainable measures.
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Berkeley City Council approves Southside and Telegraph infrastructure projects

As part of efforts to revitalize the city’s infrastructure, Berkeley City Council voted to approve a contract for the enactment of the Southside Complete Streets project Tuesday. The council also agreed to apply for a $6 million Alameda County Transportation Commission grant that would go towards the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets project.
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City of Berkeley plans increased use of public spaces

The city of Berkeley recently adopted two initiatives to increase the use of public spaces and streets. One limits through-car traffic on streets to make them more accessible to pedestrians and bikers, while the other aims to open public spaces and streets for restaurant dining.
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