(08/08/14) Berkeley installs first permeable pavers downtown: Traffic may be rough come school season, but the construction project closing Allston Way outside Berkeley High School is significant: the city’s first major permeable pavement installation.
(08/07/14) Berkeley appoints first ‘chief resilience officer’: As a city, Berkeley prides itself on being prepared. Officials hope the recent appointment of a “resilience officer” to coordinate city-wide defenses against natural disasters will be another step in that direction — this time with the help of the Rockefeller Foundation.
(07/30/14) Berkeley councilman faces PR man in ‘soda tax’ debate: Though they were arguing about sugar, Councilman Laurie Capitelli and Los Angeles PR man Matt Rodriguez were anything but sweet to each other at a Monday debate about a ballot measure set to come before Berkeley voters in November.
(07/02/14) Berkeley puts sugar tax on November ballot; could be first city in country to take on Big Soda: The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to include a proposal that would tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot.
(06/12/14) Berkeley asphalt plant emissions dangerous, say residents: A small group of West Berkeley homeowners gathered at City Hall on Monday this week to submit a Public Record Act request, claiming the Berkeley Asphalt & Ready Mix plant on Virginia Street has been violating its use permit by emitting excessive odors and noise.