Cal’s Ritz & Glitz Ranks Pretty Well in the Nation!

Phoenix Marketing International (PMI), a reputable market research enterprise noted that some 8,386,508 US households of 125,018,808 total households are now in the millionaire bracket. That amounts to 6.71% of US households enjoying millionaire status.  When it comes to ranking individual states in terms of the numbers of millionaires per state, some interesting trends emerge.Continue reading “Cal’s Ritz & Glitz Ranks Pretty Well in the Nation!”

Tim Presley’s ‘Under the Banner of Concern’ is uniquely universalizing disassociation

Tim Presley released his new visual art and poetry book, “Under the Banner of Concern,” Aug. 25. Best known for his music, released under the moniker White Fence, the Bay Area-based artist’s new book is filled with dramatic black and white brushstrokes and deconstructive, vulnerable word play. This collection of artworks demonstrates both Presley’s multidimensionalityContinue reading “Tim Presley’s ‘Under the Banner of Concern’ is uniquely universalizing disassociation”

Berkeley rent board removes disincentives for lowering rent, responds to state emergency

The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board passed two policies Friday that would reduce disincentives for landlords to lower rent and respond to the state emergency. The first measure amended an earlier rent board resolution to allow landlords and tenants to voluntarily agree to temporary rent reductions without long-term consequences. Under current policies, temporary rent reductions couldContinue reading “Berkeley rent board removes disincentives for lowering rent, responds to state emergency”

‘Bears protect Bears’: ASUC addresses COVID-19 social norms campaign with UC Berkeley administration

In hopes of addressing the prevailing question, “What is the new normal?” the ASUC hosted a town hall with campus administrators Friday to address UC Berkeley’s COVID-19 social norms campaign. To kick off the meeting, Diana Harvey, campus associate vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, introduced the campaign to town hall attendees, outlining theContinue reading “‘Bears protect Bears’: ASUC addresses COVID-19 social norms campaign with UC Berkeley administration”

CA partnership with PerkinElmer to allow increase in COVID-19 testing capacity

The state of California will more than double its coronavirus testing capacity thanks to a partnership with PerkinElmer, a Massachusetts-based diagnostics company. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the partnership Aug. 26. It will allow the state to increase its testing by 150,000 tests with a waiting time for results between 24 and 48 hours, accordingContinue reading “CA partnership with PerkinElmer to allow increase in COVID-19 testing capacity”

Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approves co-living complex construction

The Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board, or ZAB, approved a 42-unit co-living accommodation’s construction at 2435 San Pablo Ave. after several failed motions and disagreements among board members. Property owner Erik Waterman described the housing complex as a place for working professionals who want to pay less rent than they would for a market-rate studio. TheContinue reading “Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approves co-living complex construction”