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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

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Voters To Decide On Berkeley Sit-Lie Ban

After 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.

07/11/2012

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

Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban

After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.

06/13/2012

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

Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On Ballot

City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.

06/12/2012

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

Berkeley Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On Sidewalks

Berkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city’s commercial sidewalks.

06/03/2012

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