Ladbrokes Coral Group plc is a British based betting and gambling company. It is based in London, it owned the Hilton hotel brand outside the United States, was known as Hilton Group plc from 1999 to 2006. In November 2016, Ladbrokes acquired its rival, Gala Coral Group, changed its name to Ladbrokes Coral; the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange, was a member of the FTSE 250 Index, until it was acquired by GVC Holdings in March 2018. The company was founded by Messrs. Schwind and Pennington in 1886, as commission agents for horses trained at Ladbroke Hall in Warwickshire; the name Ladbrokes was adopted in 1902 when one Arthur Bendir joined the partnership and operations were moved to London. Ladbrokes' first London offices were situated in the vicinity of the Strand moving to Hanover Square in 1906 and, in 1913, the firm graduated to Six Old Burlington Street, Mayfair. From 1913 to 1956, Ladbrokes' clientele was drawn from the ranks of the British aristocracy and upper classes, many of whom were members of the elite gentlemen's clubs in the St James's area of Central London.
Unusually for the times, Ladbrokes' principal long time representative on British racecourses was a woman, Helen Vernet. Having joined the firm in 1919, she was made a partner in 1928 and remained with the firm until shortly before her death in 1956, at the age of 80. Following the end of World War II, the fortunes of Ladbrokes were in steady decline, brought about by a combination of an austere postwar economic climate, a dwindling client base, reluctance to change the firm's specialised approach to bookmaking; as a result, in 1956, the company was acquired by Mark Stein and his nephew, Cyril Stein for a reported £100,000. In 1961, the government legalised betting shops under the Betting and Gaming Act; as managing director, Stein used profits from the traditional areas of the business to establish a chain of betting shops. The company first diversified outside of the betting business by taking a major stake in the Dragonara Palace in Malta, a casino and hotel which opened its first phase in 1964.
In 1967, Ladbrokes was floated on the London Stock Exchange. From 1967 to 1973, Ladbroke's retail betting business grew from less than 50 shops to 1,135, the company expanded its ventures to include bingo clubs, hotels under the Dragonara brand, casinos in London, holiday centres, real estate investments. In 1975, the company moved into racecourse management by purchasing Lingfield Park; this was followed with the acquisitions in 1976 of Perry Barr Stadium and Totalisators and Greyhound Holdings, which owned six greyhound racing stadia at Brough Park, Crayford & Bexleyheath, Gosforth and Monmore. Arthur Aldridge of the Greyhound Racing Association, joined Ladbroke as Racing Director; the company was rocked by scandal in 1979 with the exposure of illegal marketing schemes at its London casinos, including the bribery of a police officer to obtain information about high rollers at competing casinos. As a result, Ladbroke was forced to close its four casinos in London, which had accounted for 40 percent of the company's profits.
The company acquired Texas Homecare, a chain of DIY stores, in 1986. In October 1987, it acquired Hilton International from Allegis Corporation for £645 million, gaining 91 hotels, the rights to the Hilton brand outside of the United States. In 1989, Ladbrokes acquired Vernons Football Pools. Stein retired in January 1994, under pressure from investors because of the company's rising debts and losses. Under new management, Ladbroke undertook an effort to focus on its core areas of hotels and gambling, to divest other parts of its business. Texas Homecare was sold to J Sainsbury plc in January 1995 for £290 million. Ladbroke's extensive portfolio of commercial and residential real estate, valued at £1 billion in 1993, was sold off in pieces, by March 1997, was down to £70 million; as part of its redoubled focus on gambling, Ladbroke returned to casinos in September 1994, with a £50 million purchase of three clubs in London, which it stated was the first step in building an international casino business.
In September 1998, Ladbroke purchased Coral, a chain of betting shops with 891 locations, from Bass plc for £363 million. The UK Government, ordered the company to sell Coral after the Monopolies and Mergers Commission found that the acquisition was anti-competitive; the Coral business, except for 59 shops in Ireland and Jersey, was sold in a management buyout financed by Morgan Grenfell Private Equity for £390 million in February 1999. In March 1999, the company acquired Stakis Hotels for £1.3 billion, gaining 53 hotels and 22 casinos. That year, Ladbroke renamed itself as Hilton Group plc, to reflect its increasing focus on the hotel business, which had come to represent over 80 percent of the company's assets. In August 1999, Hilton Group decided to dispose of its gambling operations outside of Europe, due to disappointing results. Most of the assets, including racetracks and casinos in the United States and bingo and betting businesses in South America, were sold by 2001. In addition, the company sold its 27 casinos in the United Kingdom to the Gala Group in December 2000 for £236 million.
In February 2006, the company sold its hotel operations to Hilton Hotels Corporation for £3.5 billion, once more rebranded itself as Ladbrokes plc. In March 2007, the Vernons brand was sold to Sportech. Following the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005 in the United Kingdom and the subsequent relaxation of advertising laws for gambling companies in 2007, a television campaign by Ladbrokes, that included a host of ex professional footballers, was the first to result in complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority.
Emeryville is a small city located in northwest Alameda County, California, in the United States. It lies in a corridor between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, extending to the shore of San Francisco Bay, its proximity to San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the University of California and Silicon Valley has been a catalyst for recent economic growth. It is the home to Pixar Animation Studios, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Jamba Juice, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Clif Bar. In addition, several well known tech and software companies have made their home in Emeryville: LeapFrog, MobiTV, Wargaming America, BigFix; the population was 10,080 as of 2010, although it swells on weekdays due to the city's position as a regional employment center. Emeryville has some features of an edge city. Before the colonization of the area by Spain in 1776, this area was the site of extensive Ohlone Native American settlements. Mudflats rich with clams and rocky areas with oysters, plus fishing and acorns from the local oak trees provided a rich and exploited food source for the residents, who disposed of their clam and oyster shells in a single place, over time creating a huge mound, the Emeryville Shellmound.
During the Spanish and Mexican eras, Emeryville was the site of a small wharf near the mouth of Temescal Creek adjacent to the shellmound. The wharf served the Peralta family's Rancho San Antonio, was used for loading the principal produce of the ranch—cattle hides—onto lighters, subsequently transferring them to ships, including New England-bound schooners; the handling of cattle continued into the American era with the establishment of numerous meat packing plants along the bayshore in Emeryville between 67th and 63rd Streets in an area called "Butchertown". The cattle processed here were raised in nearby ranches and farms, brought in by rail or barge; the odors emanating from this district were notorious and mentioned in local newspapers of the 19th and early 20th century. Emeryville's first post office opened in 1884; the Town of Emeryville was incorporated December 2, 1896. It was named after Joseph Stickney Emery, who came during the Gold Rush and acquired large tracts of land in what became known as "Emery's".
In 1884, Emery was president of a narrow-gauge railroad called the Nevada Railroad. The railroad was intended to extend from Oakland, through Emery's and east across the Sierra Nevada to the gold mining town of Bodie, California. From Bodie the railroad would extend east through Nevada to a connection with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Despite its grandiose intentions, the railroad was built only from Oakland to Orinda, its right-of-way was sold to the Santa Fe Railway; the Santa Fe constructed a rail yard and passenger depot below San Pablo between 41st Street and Yerba Buena Avenue. Although located in Emeryville, the depot, which opened in 1902, was called "Oakland"; the Key System, a local transit company, acquired the general offices of the California and Nevada as well as their nascent pier into San Francisco Bay, transformed into a long pier reaching nearly to Yerba Buena Island. The Key System established its main rail yard adjacent to the yard of the Santa Fe in a large tract west of San Pablo Avenue in the vicinity of Yerba Buena Avenue.
The Key System's main power plant, used to power its streetcars and commuter trains, was constructed adjacent to the city limits with Oakland. The immense smokestack was a local landmark for decades, surviving right through the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, it was demolished for safety reasons shortly thereafter. The old Key System mainline to the pier, to the Bay Bridge, ran in a subway below Beach Street and the Southern Pacific mainline near the power plant; that subway survives and is today used as a private entrance to the main sewage treatment plant of East Bay Municipal Utility District. The rail yards and shops of the Key System and Santa Fe were acquired by Santa Fe's real estate development arm known as the Catellus Development Corporation, this firm proceeded to develop the site into a shopping center and multiunit residential district which remains there today. In the late 19th century, a large park was built around the shellmound; the park included two dance pavilions. A trotting park was built nearby at the junction of the Berkeley Branch line with the mainline of the Southern Pacific.
On February 22, 1920 the first dog race track to employ an imitation rabbit opened in Emeryville. Emeryville used to be as well known for its gambling houses and bordellos as it was for its booming industrial sector. During the Depression, Emeryville was jammed with speakeasies and brothels and became known as a somewhat lawless center for entertainment; the popular local restaurant The Townhouse is one such trace, a location that once was a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, this tradition is carried on to a degree by the Oaks Room Card Club, a legal gambling establishment on San Pablo Avenue. Emeryville was the site of the home turf of the Pacific Coast League's Oakland Oaks; the ballpark was located on the bloc
Shared Belief was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. As a two-year-old, the gelding was unbeaten in three races, including the Hollywood Prevue Stakes and CashCall Futurity, was named American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt for 2013 at the Eclipse Awards; as a three-year-old, an injury kept him out of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, but he returned in the year and won four races including the Los Alamitos Derby, Pacific Classic, Awesome Again Stakes, but lost his unbeaten record when finishing fourth as the favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic. He returned from his defeat in the Breeders' Cup to win the Malibu Stakes on his final appearance of the year. In 2015 he defeated California Chrome in the San Antonio Stakes and won the Santa Anita Handicap before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury. Returning to the track in late 2015, he had promising workouts and was being prepared for a return to racing in 2016, he died unexpectedly on December 2015 due to complications of colic. Emergency surgery was performed at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary medicine, but surgeons were unable to save him.
Shared Belief was a dark bay or brown gelding with a white star bred in Kentucky by Pam & Martin Wygod. He was sired by the undefeated Argentinian horse Candy Ride, whose other progeny include Gun Runner, Twirling Candy, Sidney's Candy, Misremembered. Shared Belief's dam, Common Hope, won one race and has produced Iowa Oaks winner Little Miss Holly. Shared Belief was trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and owned by a partnership which included Solis/Litt Bloodstock, Jungle Racing, KMN Racing, trainer Hollendorfer, Dr. George Todaro. Shared Belief made his racecourse debut in a maiden race over six furlongs on the synthetic Tapeta Footings track at Golden Gate Fields on October 19. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, he started at odds of 2.8/1 against eight opponents. The gelding was outsprinted in the early stages before moving up on the outside to take the lead in the straight, he drew away from the field to win by seven lengths in a time of 1:09.53. On November 10, Shared Belief was moved up in class to contest the Grade III Hollywood Prevue Stakes on the cushion track at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
Ridden by Corey Nakatani, he started 6/4 second favorite behind Kobe's Back in a five-runner field. He disputed the lead from the start before pulling clear in the straight to win by seven and three-quarter lengths. Over the same course on December 14, Shared Belief was moved up to Grade I class for the CashCall Futurity over a mile and a sixteenth and started favorite against eleven opponents. Nakatani placed the gelding just behind the leaders before taking the lead in the straight and accelerating clear in the closing stages to win by five and three quarter lengths. In January 2014, Shared Belief was named Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse at the Eclipse Awards, beating Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner New Year's Day by 115 votes to 99, he became only the fourth 2-year-old male champion to have bypassed the Juvenile since that race was created in 1984. In January, Shared Belief developed an abscess on his right front foot. In March, it was announced that the gelding would miss his engagement in the Blue Grass Stakes and would not be aimed at the Kentucky Derby.
"We'll get him ready to run on, if he stays good," said Hollendorfer. After recovering from his abscess, Shared Belief came back to win an allowance race against older horses at Golden Gate Fields on May 26. On July 7, the horse, ridden by Mike E. Smith for the first time, won the inaugural running of the Grade II Los Alamitos Derby, beating a Kentucky Derby participant, Candy Boy, by four and a quarter lengths. On August 24, Shared Belief contested the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar Racetrack against older horses, going a mile and a quarter for the first time and attempting to emulate his sire Candy Ride, who won the race in 2003, he was ridden again by Smith. The gelding raced in midfield before moving up on the outside, taking the lead a furlong and a half out and drawing away to win by three lengths from the British challenger Toast of New York. Game On Dude finished fourth. Shared Belief appeared to hamper the runner-up when hanging in towards the rail at the top of the stretch, but after a stewards' inquiry the result was allowed to stand.
After the race, Smith stated, "He's a special horse. I heard. I think. I'll tell you what: he's as good a young horse as I've sat on in a while."In his narrowest victory to date, Shared Belief took on older horses and won the September 27 Awesome Again Stakes by a neck over Kaleem Shah's Fed Biz, trained by Bob Baffert. Shared Belief was forced wide for nearly the entire race, notably by a second Baffert entry, the longshot Sky Kingdom, a riding tactic viewed negatively as "gamesmanship" in post-race press analysis. Smith said, "They just kept taking me wide... if you want to press the pace or take me out a little bit, OK. But doing it at all costs just to get me beat isn't the way it should be done." As a result, the rider of Sky Kingdom, Victor Espinoza, received a suspension of seven racing days and was denied the usual exemption for riding in designated stakes races. Sam Walker, writing in Britain's Racing Post described Shared Belief's win as "the best performance in the US this year". On November 1 at Santa Anita Park, Shared Belief started the 5/2 favorite for the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic.
He was badly hampered at the start. After racing in fifth for most of the way, Shared Belief fini
AC Transit is an Oakland-based public transit agency serving the western portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. AC Transit operates "Transbay" routes across San Francisco Bay to San Francisco and selected areas in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. AC Transit is constituted as a special district under California law, it is governed by seven elected members. It is not a part of or under the control of Alameda or Contra Costa counties or any local jurisdictions. Buses operate out of four operating divisions: Emeryville, East Oakland and Richmond; the Operations Control Center is located in Emeryville. The Richmond operating division closed in 2011, but opened again in early 2017 due to a revived economy; the District is the public successor to the owned Key System. The District encompasses the following cities and unincorporated areas: Oakland, Hayward, Richmond, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Pablo, El Cerrito, San Lorenzo, Albany, Cherryland, El Sobrante, Fairview, Emeryville and East Richmond Heights.
The District's bus lines serve parts of some other East Bay communities, including Milpitas and Union City. AC Transit serves many universities including the University of California, Berkeley. Most routes connect with regional train service BART, in addition to ACE and Amtrak, including the Capitol Corridor. AC Transit routes connect with several other regional transit services, including Union City Transit, SamTrans, WestCAT, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Francisco Municipal Railway, Golden Gate Transit, the Alameda-Oakland Ferry, the Harbor Bay Ferry, Emery Go Round, SolTrans and FAST. While most AC Transit service consists of local lines throughout the East Bay, the District provides many Transbay lines. Most of these run across the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge to connect communities as distant as El Sobrante and Newark with San Francisco's Transbay Terminal. Bus service is provided across the San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges to the south. AC Transit's primary hubs include BART stations, major shopping centers, points of interest, which are spread throughout the East Bay.
Most routes terminate at BART stations, providing convenience for transit users. The hubs include: Voters created the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District in 1956 and subsequently approved a $16.5 million bond issue in 1959 enabling the District to buy out the failing owned Key System Transit Lines. In October 1960, AC Transit’s service began; the new District built up the bus fleet with 250 new “transit liner” buses, extended service into new neighborhoods, created an intercity express bus network, increased Bay Bridge bus service. In 2003, the District introduced a San Mateo-Hayward Bridge route. Designated as Line M, the service connected the BART stations of Castro Valley and Hayward with Foster City and San Mateo's Hillsdale Caltrain station. A second San Mateo-Hayward Bridge route, Line MA, was added in 2006 and discontinued in 2007. In 2003, a new "rapid bus" line operating on San Pablo Avenue was introduced. Designated as Line 72R, the service connected Oakland with Richmond and operated at faster speeds than regular local service due to wide stop spacing and signal priority treatments.
In 2004, the District began service on Line U across the Dumbarton Bridge, connecting Stanford University with ACE and BART trains in Fremont. As part of a consortium of transit agencies including AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Union City Transit, VTA), the District operated Dumbarton Express bus service across the Dumbarton Bridge. Beginning 10 December 2005, AC Transit began participating in the regional All Nighter network, providing 24-hour bus service throughout its service area to supplement BART service, which does not operate during owl hours. AC Transit had provided 24-hour service on many of its trunk lines prior to this date, except in the late 1990s due to budget limitations. On 30 July 2007, AC Transit announced that it had entered into a 25-year partnership with SunPower, MMA Renewable Ventures, PG&E to install solar energy systems at its facilities in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, improve local air quality, save money on energy costs that could be used instead to spend on transit service.
In 2008, AC Transit sponsored the world's largest chalk drawing at the old Alameda Naval Base and provided free transportation for children to the site. On 28 March 2010, several major service changes were implemented to reduce a severe budget shortfall. Changes included reduced service on local and Transbay lines, elimination of unproductive routes, splitting of the 51 into two sections, the introduction of limited-stop line 58L. Starting in February 2011, all buses on Line 376 were being escorted by a marked Contra Costa County Sheriff's patrol vehicle through the unincorporated community of North Richmond. Line 376 provides late-night service through North Richmond and the nearby cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole; the escorts were introduced to improve the safety of the service, which had five serious incidents between 5 January and 9 February. On Decembe
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the US state of California. It is surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area, is dominated by the large cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland. San Francisco Bay drains water from 40 percent of California. Water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, from the Sierra Nevada mountains, flow into Suisun Bay, which travels through the Carquinez Strait to meet with the Napa River at the entrance to San Pablo Bay, which connects at its south end to San Francisco Bay; the Guadalupe River enters the bay at its southernmost point in San Jose. The Guadalupe drains water from the Santa Cruz mountains and Hamilton Mountain ranges in southernmost San Jose, it enters the bay at the town of Alviso. It connects to the Pacific Ocean via the Golden Gate strait. However, this entire group of interconnected bays is called the San Francisco Bay; the bay was designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance on February 2, 2012. The bay covers somewhere between 400 and 1,600 square miles, depending on which sub-bays, wetlands, so on are included in the measurement.
The main part of the bay measures three to twelve miles wide east-to-west and somewhere between 48 miles 1 and 60 miles 2 north-to-south. It is the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas; the bay was navigable as far south as San Jose until the 1850s, when hydraulic mining released massive amounts of sediment from the rivers that settled in those parts of the bay that had little or no current. Wetlands and inlets were deliberately filled in, reducing the Bay's size since the mid-19th century by as much as one third. Large areas of wetlands have been restored, further confusing the issue of the Bay's size. Despite its value as a waterway and harbor, many thousands of acres of marshy wetlands at the edges of the bay were, for many years, considered wasted space; as a result, soil excavated for building projects or dredged from channels was dumped onto the wetlands and other parts of the bay as landfill. From the mid-19th century through the late 20th century, more than a third of the original bay was filled and built on.
The deep, damp soil in these areas is subject to soil liquefaction during earthquakes, most of the major damage close to the Bay in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 occurred to structures on these areas. The Marina District of San Francisco, hard hit by the 1989 earthquake, was built on fill, placed there for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, although liquefaction did not occur on a large scale. In the 1990s, San Francisco International Airport proposed filling in hundreds more acres to extend its overcrowded international runways in exchange for purchasing other parts of the bay and converting them back to wetlands; the idea was, remains, controversial. There are five large islands in San Francisco Bay. Alameda, the largest island, was created when a shipping lane was cut to form the Port of Oakland in 1901, it is now a suburban community. Angel Island was known as "Ellis Island West" because it served as the entry point for immigrants from East Asia, it is now a state park accessible by ferry.
Mountainous Yerba Buena Island is pierced by a tunnel linking the east and west spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Attached to the north is the artificial and flat Treasure Island, site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. From the Second World War until the 1990s, both islands served as military bases and are now being redeveloped. Isolated in the center of the Bay is Alcatraz, the site of the famous federal penitentiary; the federal prison on Alcatraz Island no longer functions, but the complex is a popular tourist site. Despite its name, Mare Island in the northern part of the bay is a peninsula rather than an island. San Francisco Bay is thought to represent a down-warping of the Earth's crust between the San Andreas Fault to the west and the Hayward Fault to the east, though the precise nature of this remains under study. About 560,000 years ago, a tectonic shift caused the large inland Lake Corcoran to spill out the central valley and through the Carquinez Strait, carving out sediment and forming canyons in what is now the northern part of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate strait.
Until the last ice age, the basin, now filled by the San Francisco Bay was a large linear valley with small hills, similar to most of the valleys of the Coast Ranges. As the great ice sheets began to melt, around 11,000 years ago, the sea level started to rise. By 5000 BC the sea level rose 300 feet; the valley become a bay, the small hills became islands. From 15,000 – 10,000 years ago, the Ohlone tribe inhabited the area, now the San Francisco Bay; the natives were displaced 5,000 years ago as the bay filled with water due to the rising sea level at the end of the ice age. The first European to see San Francisco Bay is N. de Morena, left at New Albion at Drakes Bay in Marin County, California by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 and walked to Mexico. The first recorded European discovery of San Francisco Bay was on November 4, 1769 when Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolà, unable to find the port of Monterey, continued north close to what is now Pacifica and reached the summit of the 1,200-foot-high Sweeney Ridge, now marked as the place where he first sighted San Francisco Bay.
Portolá and his party did not realize what they had discovered, thinking they had arrived at a large arm of what is now called Drakes Bay. At the time, Drakes Bay went by the name Bahia de San
A promontory is a raised mass of land that projects into a lowland or a body of water. Most promontories either are formed from a hard ridge of rock that has resisted the erosive forces that have removed the softer rock to the sides of it, or are the high ground that remains between two river valleys where they form a confluence. Throughout history many forts and castles have been built on promontories because of their inherent defensibility; the promontory forts in Ireland are examples of this. The ancient town of Ras Bar Balla in southern Somalia, which in the Middle Ages was part of the Ajuran Sultanate's domain, was built on a small promontory. River confluences provide an added defensive advantage to promontories, acting as a reliable natural moat for the enemy to overcome; the Citadel of Namur, a prime fortified location from the 10th century to this day, lies on the promontory at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers in the Walloon capital city of Namur, Belgium. Another good example of a confluence promontory fort is Fort Pitt, an English fort during the American Revolution that had belonged to the French as Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.
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North Berkeley station
North Berkeley is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station located on Sacramento Street in the North Berkeley region of Berkeley, California. The station is bounded by Virginia, Sacramento and Acton streets in a residential area north of University Avenue; the main station entrance sits within a circular building at the center of a parking lot, while an elevator between the surface and the platform is located at the parking lot's Sacramento Street edge. The site was an open area across which the Key System constructed its Westbrae streetcar line, subsequently given the letter designation "G"; the tracks ran diagonally across the property in the same alignment as today's underground BART tracks. Homes began to be constructed along the periphery of the site, after the G-Westbrae line was closed in 1941, filled in most of the rest of it. All of these were demolished in the 1960s to make way for construction of the North Berkeley station. Service at the station began on January 29, 1973. Pursuant to a law passed by the state of California in 2018, the City of Berkeley and BART are beginning to plan the development of transit-oriented housing on the station parking lot, with a deadline for zoning due to the district in 2020.
The station site is only suited for housing due to the presence of the tracks and station box underneath. List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations Media related to North Berkeley station at Wikimedia Commons BART - North Berkeley