02/19/2021 7:49am (The Berkeley Post) - by Max Levine - In one of the latest developments of new tech players landing in Berkeley, Taiwan based HTC Corp has recently purchased a 3 story building in a prime Berkeley neighborhood centralized to UC Berkeley and great restaurants. Co-founder, Cher Wang, actually has roots in Berkeley, having graduated UCB with a Master of Arts.it appears that some of all of their San Francisco operations may move out of SF. There have been no formal announcements from the city or HTC.
12/29/20 12:53pm (The Berkeley Post) - The following was released by The City of Berkeley: There will be no refuse, recycling, or compost collection on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. For commercial and residential customers with regular Friday collections, pickup will be on Saturday.
Please place your carts curbside by 7am. Collection may occur later in the day than usual. If your collection is more than one day behind schedule, call (510) 981-7270 to report a missed pickup.
All Saturday commercial pickups will occur on Saturday as regularly scheduled.
Holiday tree disposal
When you're ready to dispose of your holiday tree, remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, plastic bags, and plastic tree stands. You can cut trees up and place them in your cart for curbside collection, or drop off whole trees at the City's Transfer Station.
Former Mayor Bates, Adeline Corridor dream, finally brought to fruition by Bartlett and team
12/17/20 3pm (The Berkeley Post), BERKELEY, Ca - by Max Levine - Imagine getting off BART, going up the escalator and walking out in to a huge thriving park with shops and people. Imagine being able to walk from BART to Berkeley Bowl on a beautiful winding path surrounded by trees and flowers without having to cross a busy street via sidewalk. Imagine being able to walk from Downtown Berkeley to the historic Berkeley Flea Market on Sunday’s without ever crossing a street.
These are experiences we will all be able to have thanks to the Adeline Corridor project which was approved by the Berkeley City Council on December 8th. The plan will create a Business Improvement District, redevelop the Ashby BART station into a mixed-use neighborhood center and improve streets for blocks up and down the corridor to make the streets easily accessible for pedestrians, bikes and scooters. It will breathe life back into an area that was destroyed when the Ashby BART was built turning neighborhoods into a giant paved black top, devoid of life.
Adeline Corridor is a project initiated by Ben Bartlet, City of Berkeley District 3 Councilman and 5th generation Berkeley resident, who recently was reelected garnering close to 70% of the popular vote. The project was a heavy lift for Bartlett and team.
After six years of process, over 33 meetings with constituents and countless hours of getting together with stakeholders and building consensus, the plans were approved.
The finalization of the plan and approval by the council last week is a monumental success initiated by former Mayor Tom Bates. And it reflects a culmination and compromise on the part of community members, city staff, Bartlett, and the city council. The project involved many stakeholders with different opinions. political and territorial disputes and challenges between residents, business owners and all the city agencies that are involved (which is pretty much all of them).
Revitalizing the corridor has important historical significance for Bartlett and his family going back 5 generations. The Adeline Corridor is situated in South Berkeley, in an area that’s quickly transitioning as gentrification moves in. One of the main goals of the plan is to counter gentrification. The project calls for 1500 homes and commercial spaces. The goal is 50% affordable housing throughout the Corridor and 100% affordable housing at the Ashby Bart Station.
This neighborhood was originally predominantly black for close to 100 years. As Berkeley’s public school reputation grew, more families from San Francisco moved into South Berkeley neighborhoods. Black cultural traditions that have been going on in South Berkeley for generations are at risk of being lost as the Black population shrinks.
In large part the dream behind the Adeline corridor was a development that could create enough new affordable housing to bring back a meaningful size of the black and low income population. Bartlett explains, “we need to be able to attract black people back to these neighborhoods and offer more than just low income housing options, but also a place where the black community can build wealth and ownership” In order to maintain diversity. He says, “if we don’t, we will lose some very important culture in our community”.
The project has 4 main areas of focus: housing, economic development, preservation of culture and good infrastructure. The plan includes:
◦ 1,500 homes and commercial space
◦ Target of 50% affordable housing throughout the Adeline Corridor
◦ Goal of 100% affordable housing at Ashby BART
◦ Right of return for displaced residents
◦ Tenant homeownership opportunities
- requires all fees to be reinvested locally
2. Economic Development
◦ Job training
◦ Workforce development
◦ Small business support
◦ Ashby Flea Market
◦ Juneteenth Festival
◦ Local Arts & theater
◦ African American Holistic Resource Center
◦ Safe streets for bicyclists and pedestrians
◦ Equitable transportation
◦ New greenspace
◦ Community public spaces & recreation
For more information click below link
CFO, Sports Basement dead at 57
12/15/20 6:10am The Berkeley Post BERKELEY, Ca.The CFO of Sports Basement, Tom Trauger and 4 other cyclists were hit and killed by a truck in Las Vegas.
The group was on a 130 mile cycling loop when the accident occurred.Trauger split his time in Berkeley and Las Vegas.
He was an executive with the sporting goods chain for 14 years. The company said, “he will be greatly missed.”Trauger is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
He was described as highly energetic and an infectious person to be around. He will be missed by many.
Water Pipe breaks in front of UCSF Beniof Childrens Hospital in Berkeley
12/14/20 4pm am The Berkeley Post BERKELEY, Ca. - Around 3:30pm a water main broke at3000 Colby in Berkeley directly in front of UCSFs Emergency Room entrance. The fire department was quick to get on the scene and quickly stopped the leak. Traffic was backed up on MLK for about 30 minutes. It doesn’t appear that the ER service was disrupted.
200 plus have covid at golden gate berkley fields
12/05/20 6pm (UPDATE) BERKELEY, Calif. (The Berkeley post) – One of Golden Gate Fields most revered and trusted horse trainers passes away from COVID-19 complications. Further pressure mounts on Alameda County to do more about COVID-19.
Tiny homes being built out of COB for unhoused in Oakland VOLUNTEER/DONATE
"You guys are giving us hope. This makes me feel less sad about being homeless - like a real person. I never thought in a million year this would be happening," says Keenami, local resident working to get a tiny home.
12/19/20 6:42am (The Berkeley Post) - Today a group of volunteers is getting together at Wood and Grand St. to finish putting COB on the kitchen structure. Three organizations, EAT, EFAM and ABC have teamed up to build a village out of COB that includes a kitchen, health center and 10-15 tiny homes under a magnificent section of I880 with 40 foot high ceilings that make up the freeway underside. The Berkeley Post is taking photos and documenting the daily builds.