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  1. The time to increase affordable housing requirements is past dueRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    In the throes of a significant affordable housing crisis, the time for action is now, not at some distant point in the future as proposed by the authors of Friday's opinion piece on Berkeleyside.com, including District 8 Councilmember Lori Droste. The proposal on Tuesday's council meeting simply brings the City's affordable housing requirements in line with two city-commissioned studies from 2015 and 2016.

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  2. Trickle-down market-rate doesn't create affordable housing: an open...Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    One of the co-authors of [Councilmember Karen] Droste's Berkeleyside [opinion] article on housing, Karen Chapple, debunks the myth that creating more market-rate housing will produce any short term relief from the affordable housing crisis. In her paper [To download, click here.

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  3. Speak up on Tuesday for affordable housing in BerkeleyRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    If you're part of the majority of Berkeleyans who voted to throw the rascals out in the recent November and March elections, Tuesday is your chance to speak up for what you voted for. That would be, by most counts, to put an end to turning the prime downtown building sites, the ones close to BART and other transit opportunities, over to unbridled luxury market rate housing developers, the ones targeting San Francisco's tech overflow, which are cleverly designed to absorb flight capital from Russia, China and elsewhere.

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  4. Skinner's bad housing bills pass state SenateRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    A follow-up on last week's story about three dangerous bills being pushed by State Senator Nancy Skinner : All three passed the Senate. SB 35 was approved by a vote of 25 to12, with no vote recorded for three senators; Skinner's SB 167 was approved 30 to 10; and SB 595 passed 27 to 12, with no vote recorded for one senator.

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  5. Knowing what worksRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The chair of the Community Environmental Advisory Commission , Michael Goldhaber, seemed annoyed recently when I halted the plan to place cigarette butt in the smokefree area downtown after its first reading. "Have you seen cigarette butts downtown?" he asked me sternly when I visited the commission.

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  6. Round up the usual suspectsRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    "Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Accord this week. This is a colossal foreign policy mistake and reveals how little this administration cares about the gravest existential threat humanity has faced.

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  7. President Donald Trump's decision to remove the United States...Read the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Climate change is real and will have a real and devastating effect on our local communities. Trump's disastrous decision to back out of the Paris Accord will have devastating impacts to green jobs, climate change, and our country's standing as a world leader.

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  8. Remembering Dave Linn, 1956-2017Read the original story

    May 26, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    If you saw Dave Linn up in People's Park the last thing you'd think is that he was a lawyer, or a teacher, or a journalist, because he dressed and spoke in such an unassuming manner and could only do so much with his long, unruly head of hair. But you might guess he was a poet if you had a chance to talk to him for a moment.

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  9. An open letter to the Berkeley City Council regarding gentrificationRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    As the 2016 city election demonstrated, rapid gentrification bred by housing speculation and loss of diversity are unacceptable to the majority of residents in Berkeley. I've been thinking, as I know the council has too, of how we can reverse this process.

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  10. On the Issue of Urban Shield and the City of BerkeleyRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Continued participation in UASI and NCRIC and purchasing the armored van will continue and intensify the relationships of the Berkeley Police to these initiatives. These relationships, particularly during the Trump Administration, are in direct contradiction to the Council's declaration of Berkeley as a Sanctuary City.

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  11. Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council on Police Agreements with the Trump RegimeRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    As you make your decision this coming Tuesday on Berkeley's cooperation agreements with NCRIC and UASI , and make decisions regarding the purchase of militarized equipment and participation in Urban Shield, it is important to recognize that you, our City's representatives, are deciding on cooperation with the Trump regime. With the firing of FBI director James Comey, one can no longer argue there are independent institutions within the executive branch.

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  12. Is it time for a Berkeley Free Speech Festival?Read the original story

    May 12, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    With all the hoohah going on in DC this week, the hoohah over Berkeley losing its brand as the free speech capital of the universe is no longer on the local front pages. But it's alive and well in the hinterlands, viz an AP story which ran this week, at least in Santa Fe : Free speech could be threatened at colleges .

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  13. Squeaky Wheel: West Berkeley on the Chopping BlockRead the original story

    May 12, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    The Planning Commission continues a public hearing on the R-1A zoning Wednesday May 17 at the North Berkeley Senior Center at Hearst and MLK at 7 pm. On the surface the discussion is a numbers game: heights, setbacks, and building separation.

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  14. Berkeley balcony lawsuit collapse settled in partRead the original story

    May 7, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    A partial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit prompted by the death of six students and the injury of seven others when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley in 2015, lawyers for the plaintiffs said today. The collapse of apartment 405's balcony on June 16, 2015 at the Library Gardens apartment complex at 2020 Kittredge St. killed five students visiting from Ireland, as well as a student from Rohnert Park.

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  15. Opera Review: Philharmonia Baroque Stages Rameau-Voltaire's Le Temple de la GloireRead the original story

    May 7, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Imagine the leading French composer of the mid-18th century, Jean-Philippe Rameau, combining forces with the period's leading French writer and thinker, Voltaire, in an opera intended to provide for King Louis XV of France an allegorical object lesson in what it takes to be a great ruler. Then imagine that this opera was first staged not in an opera house or a palace but rather in a temporary theatre in the stables, La Grande Ecurie, at Versailles in 1745.

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  16. Going Back in Time with the Berkeley City CouncilRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Smoking at a bus stop in Berkeley became illegal in 2004. Smoking in a commercial area in Berkeley, an area with stores and shops, became illegal in 2008.

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  17. Berkeley man gets 40 years to life for murdering childhood friendRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    A Berkeley man was sentenced today to 40 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a childhood friend during a dice game in South Berkeley in 2015 in what a prosecutor said was a callous and unfeeling act. Anthony Durant, 26, was convicted on Jan. 31 of second-degree murder for the shooting death of 24-year-old Christian Sheppard of Stockton near the Rosewood apartment complex near the corner of Russell and California streets shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2015.

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  18. Squeaky Wheel: Housing Ups and DownsRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    A A A With the final approval of the 2902 Adeline Street project by the City Council on Tuesday night, Berkeley is 50 units closer to meeting our RHNA goals . It was a thumbs-up night with approvals from all the Council members except Cheryl Davila, who abstained.

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  19. Citizen Jane: Battle for the CityRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    How invigorating to see the continuing relevance of Jane Jacobs' observations on the life of the city. Her genius was to understand what makes cities vibrant and humane and to demonstrate how insensitive development can render them inhospitable to the people who live in them.

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  20. Jane Jacobs' work is spotlighted in documentary now at Shattuck CinemasRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Citizen Jane: Battle for the City :Shattuck Cinemas, from April 28 for two weeks The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs, Modern Library 50th Anniversary Edition, 2011 How invigorating to see the continuing relevance of Jane Jacobs' observations on the life of the city. Her genius was to understand what makes cities vibrant and humane and to demonstrate how insensitive development can render them inhospitable to the people who live in them.

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