Berkeley physician Ellen Gunther dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
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In an Opinionator piece published today Elisa Della-Piana argues that Measure S, which, if passed, would prohibit sitting on sidewalks in commercial areas between 7am and 10pm, would establish the simple act of sitting as a crime in our community. It won’t improve business, solve homelessness or make us safer, she says. It’s an approach that doesn’t fit well with Berkeley, she adds — and, perhaps most importantly of all, it’s not a law she will find easy to explain to her five-year old son.
When I told my five-year-old that it could soon be illegal to sit on a sidewalk in Berkeley, he said, “But we sit on the sidewalk!” I saw him imagining the police arresting him and his two-year-old sister and reassured him.
Food writer John Birdsall moderates the panel Chew on This as part of the Litquake Literary Festival's Berkeley Ramble.
On a recent early morning, the sprung bamboo floor at the Luna Dance Institute was gleaming.
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