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Protesters in Berkeley face off with police in riot gear. (KCBS)

Berkeley Mayor Wants Violent Protesters And Looters To Unmask Themselves

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said he wants the people who are causing widespread violence during protests in his city to “take off their masks and show us who you really are.”

12/08/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley’s Pathways Program Includes Guarantees Of Higher Education For Students With C Averages

The City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College are joining forces as part of an ongoing effort to insure students have a pathway to college.

10/14/2014

Homeless Camp

Berkeley City Leaders Seek To Streamline Homeless Services

Berkeley city leaders began looking at how money is spent on homeless services on Tuesday after a recent report concluded it is not being done efficiently. The vision for a new system is a drastic change from the current approach.

10/02/2014

Berkeley City Hall (Creative Commons)

Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Starting Wednesday

Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years.

10/01/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

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Berkeley Residents Fuming Over Asphalt Plant’s Alleged Fog Of Toxins

West Berkeley residents allege an asphalt and cement mixing plant is violating terms of settlement made in 1999 and claim they are inhaling toxic fumes on a daily basis.

06/10/2014

U.S. Post Office located at 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

USPS Puts Berkeley’s Landmark Post Office Up For Sale

The U.S. Postal Service put Berkeley’s landmarked main post office on the market on Tuesday despite major objections from city officials and long struggle with community activists.

10/09/2013

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Berkeley Considering Big Boost To Minimum Wage

How does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.

04/29/2013

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates (left) and City Councilmember Kriss Worthington.

Berkeley Mayor To Sit Farther Away From Rival At Meetings

A political feud between Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and a rival city councilmember has turned into a grown-up game of musical chairs.

11/29/2012

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie Ban

Berkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city’s commercial areas.

11/07/2012

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