Hefty outside contributions pour in to defeat Berkeley zoning measure
Measure R would modify downtown zoning, insuring that developers provide benefits for Berkeley residents such as affordable housing, open space and "green" construction beyond current city requirements, while protecting historic downtown buildings, according to supporters.
The group, Richmond Working Families, formed at the beginning of October, and is a coalition of community members and unions, including Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action and SEIU 1021
We eliminate 39-year incumbent Leonard Battaglia, whose racist remarks last year were disgraceful. We also eliminate Leonard McNeil and Antonio Medrano, who blindly blame management for labor tensions at the district without basic knowledge of the financial issues.
Deal hinges on the county, other stakeholders and voters being willing to aid Doctors Medical Center, which has slashed services in recent months in the face of a mounting financial crisis.
El Cerrito St. John's Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 6500 Gladys Ave. Birthdays will be celebrated Oct. 28, and there will be a singalong with Ligia Britto.
Julio Rodriguez, 31, of San Pablo, has been arrested following an attack on a female hiker Monday evening at Wildcat Canony Regional Park, police said.
A story in Monday's Local section about campaign contributions for West Contra Costa school board candidates incorrectly reported which candidates received support from Students for Education Reform.
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Review: Asian Art Museum travels 'Roads of Arabia'
The touring exhibition 'Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' -- at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum through Jan. 18 -- features 200 items in stone, gold, bronze and other metals, spanning millennia but unearthed only over the past 40 years. They show that, for many cultures and civilizations, the Arabian Peninsula was an important crossroads.
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled
TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.