Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidate Xavier Johnson. Courtesy: Johnson campaign Name: Xavier Johnson, 29, legal fellow at Centro Legal de La Raza What office/district are you are running for? Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner What is the main reason you are running? I am running for office because I believe […]

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Election Day 2020 is sure to be one of the most momentous ones in history. […]

Berkeley officials hope to bring ferry service to the waterfront. Photo: The SF Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority Citing decaying infrastructure and impending financial insolvency, officials pledged this week to revive the Berkeley Marina by investigating the prospect of large-scale ferry service, a new waterfront hotel and a rebuilt […]

Focal Point Opticians owner David Salk pauses while cleaning up a set of frames. For the protection of customers, Salk has installed a custom isolation room to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. Photo: Pete Rosos David Salk does not have extreme confidence that COVID-19 vaccines will reopen the world. […]

BERKELEY Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime day or night until 8 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 3. This year, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the fall election. To support expanded mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]