These were among the most-read stories by Albany Patch viewers this past week:
Overnight fire damaged exterior, part of front dining room.
The Albany City Council Monday night approved the already completed closure of short Buchanan Avenue at Pierce Street. The closure is part of the emerging Buchanan Marin Bikeway linking the Ohlone Greenway and the Bay Trail.
A large striped crescent painted on Solano Avenue at Colusa Avenue in Berkeley has created some confusion about what turns are permitted.
Downsizing is one trend in the real estate market. Here's a house in Albany with less than 1,000 square feet.
Albany Taproom will host a grand opening on Friday evening
And the week's most popular blog: Grand Opening Village Shops and Galleries by Heidi Rand.
What do you think of this week's top stories?
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