February 14, 2020, 7am PST
A study identifies cities where people stay in their homes longer, and they tend to be at either end of the income and home values spectrum.
January 26, 2020, 7am PST
Giving dogs the opportunity to play and socialize without restraint has its roots in the free speech movement in Berkeley, California.
December 28, 2019, 1pm PST
The eucalyptus is an exotic species in California, and studies suggest it has contributed to an increase in wildfire hazards. But defenders of the trees say the eucalyptus is just an ecological scapegoat.
December 18, 2019, 1pm PST
A California cooperative brings together investors to make homeownership more accessible and finance housing projects that help to slow gentrification.
November 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Berkeley could decide to deprioritize enforcement of people on bikes who treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is free of traffic.
September 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.
July 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
On Tuesday night, the City Council of Berkeley, Calif., unanimously voted to ban natural gas infrastructure from new buildings starting next year, the first city in the U.S. to pass such an ordinance. Fifty cities in the state could be next.
July 20, 2019, 9am PDT
In removing all gendered language from its civil code, the city of Berkeley is tossing out some familiar nomenclature.
May 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The city is behind plans to turn parking lots around the North Berkeley BART station into much-needed housing.
February 28, 2019, 9am PST
The city of Berkeley, famed for its radical left politics in the 1960s, is now considered a bastion of anti-development obstructionism. Those politics could be changing, however.
August 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Amidst fierce opposition from East Bay cities who want to control the destiny of BART parking lots in their jurisdictions, Assembly Bill 2923, which would partially preempt local land use authority, passed a critical committee last Thursday.
July 25, 2018, 8am PDT
The Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) of one of the nation's most progressive cities has chosen a very conservative approach to new housing projects.
June 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities can't have it both ways on the housing crisis, asserts an SF Chronicle editorial. Case in point: Berkeley passes a resolution to declare homelessness a state of emergency while opposing legislation to allow BART to develop its parking lots.
May 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
China has stopped purchasing the recyclables that millions of Americans place curbside on recycling days, upending the industry. Recyclables are already directed toward landfills as domestic markets are sought. Berkeley, Calif. may go a novel route.
The Wall Street Journal via MSN Money
May 2, 2018, 8am PDT
The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, unlike other renters groups, sees increased housing production as key to bringing down rents. It is enforcing the Housing Accountability Act in cities that arbitrarily deny new construction.
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund
March 14, 2018, 11am PDT
A Berkeley parking lot is the site of the state's first implementation of a controversial landmark law that allows eligible developments with affordable housing to bypass the normal channels for approval if they conform to local zoning laws.
February 14, 2018, 10am PST
The city of Berkeley is exploring the sale of digital tokens—backed by municipal bonds—as a fundraising mechanism for affordable housing and other local priorities.
February 5, 2018, 7am PST
Mayor Jesse Arreguín's charges about permissible heights, demolition of rent-controlled housing and displacement that would result from Senate Bill 827 by Sen. Wiener are refuted in the Berkeleyside article, though the latter two have resonance.
December 5, 2017, 10am PST
If California is going to address its chronic housing shortage, single-family residential neighborhoods can no longer be ruled "off limits." Opposition to a small Berkeley subdivision spawned new housing legislation and fostered the YIMBY movement.
December 3, 2017, 5am PST
There's nothing like the convenience of charging one's electric vehicle at home, assuming you have a garage, driveway, or your apartment building has a charger. California cities and utilities are working to increase EV infrastructure on all fronts.