Berkeley City Council passes revised relocation ordinance

Berkeley’s revised Relocation Ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting following months of prolonged disagreement concerning the ordinance’s language involving seismic safety and pet displacement. Multiple drafts of the ordinance — first written in 1986 and revised over the past few years to reflect changes in the city’s housing environment
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Finding fault

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Given the slew of recent earthquakes in Berkeley, the level of safety and awareness in the community is worrisome.

In the last few weeks, the ground has trembled beneath the feet of Berkeley community members about 20 times, shaking up not only our nerves but also our assurance that we would be safe should the “Big One” hit. It is our perception that if a catastrophic earthquake were to
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Berkeley begins week with two more earthquakes

Two more earthquakes rattled Berkeley Monday morning, bringing the total number of earthquakes the city has seen since Oct. 20 up to 16. A magnitude 2.4 earthquake hit at 2:42 am Monday, followed by a magnitude 1.4 at 7:38 a.m. Monday’s quakes come after a magnitude 1.7 quake that hit
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With state funding falling short, seismic needs mounting at UC

With state funding for the University of California plummeting, the seismic repairs of buildings throughout the 10-campus system are being put on hold while UC officials hope that money materializes. At UC Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau ordered 13 classrooms at Tolman Hall shuttered while the campus looks for $202 million
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Tolman Hall classrooms close due to poor seismic rating

The removal of classes and student activities from Tolman Hall — which occurred July 15 — due to the building’s “poor” seismic rating has been the source of recent tension between campus administration and faculty members with offices still in the building. Located at the northwestern-most corner of campus, Tolman
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