Developers pull out of 1900 Fourth project—yet property owners continue to pursue development

We have monumental news: Blake Griggs Properties/West Berkeley Investors have quitclaimed their interest in the 1900 Fourth property, which means they’ve dropped the project! This is cause for much celebration, however, the struggle is not over: property owners Ruegg & Ellsworth and Frank Spenger Company have stated that they intend …

Memorial Day Interfaith Gathering

The sun’s heat was strong this Memorial Day as over 300 people came out to the West Berkeley Shellmound to honor the oldest ancestors of the Bay Area.   Faith leaders from different religious and spiritual traditions led the group in prayerful reflection and spiritual practices, while calling on the …

Reportback from Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

On April 5, 2018, Ohlone representatives—flanked by about 50 supporters—attended the City of Berkeley’s monthly Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting. On the agenda was a discussion of the zoning application submitted by developer West Berkeley Investors for a new, enlarged mixed use development at 1900 Fourth Street. Over 30 members of …

Welcome to our new website

This website will serve as an official source of information from the Chochenyo Ohlone led campaign to save the West Berkeley Shellmound site that is currently threatened by the 1900 Fourth development.