Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch

The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed May 7 in preparation for construction, nearly four years after a city measure was first approved by voters to upgrade the branch. The Berkeley City Council approved construction for the branch on May 15 and the West Bay Builders will
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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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Claremont and North library branches set to reopen this spring

After months of remodeling, the North and Claremont branches of the Berkeley Public Library are set to reopen this spring. Library officials announced Saturday that the North branch will open April 7, followed by the Claremont branch on May 5. The renovations come as part of a $26 million improvement
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City reaches settlement agreement in library demolition lawsuit

Just over a year since a lawsuit was filed against the city for its proposal to demolish two branches of the Berkeley Public Library, the Berkeley City Council approved the terms of a settlement Tuesday night, giving the green light for construction. The partial settlement agreement with the Concerned Library
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