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Berkeley Mayor Joins Oakland, SF In Push To Boycott Indiana Over Religious Freedom ActBerkeley Mayor Tom Bates joined the mayors of Oakland and San Francisco in asking city officials and Bay Area residents to join the boycott against the state of Indiana in response to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Berkeley Mayor Wants Violent Protesters And Looters To Unmask ThemselvesBerkeley 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."
Berkeley's Pathways Program Includes Guarantees Of Higher Education For Students With C AveragesThe City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College are joining forces as part of an ongoing effort to insure students have a pathway to college.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USPS Puts Berkeley’s Landmark Post Office Up For SaleThe 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.
Berkeley Considering Big Boost To Minimum WageHow does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.
Berkeley Mayor To Sit Farther Away From Rival At MeetingsA political feud between Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and a rival city councilmember has turned into a grown-up game of musical chairs.
Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie BanBerkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial areas.
Voters To Decide On Berkeley Sit-Lie BanAfter a contentious city council meting on Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 to send a controversial sit-lie ban on the November ballot.
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