Berkeley High football team defeats Encinal (Coco Times)
Berkeley zombies, monsters at horror film festival (Tribune)
Snapp Shots: Big Game to be 30th since The Play (Mercury News)
Berkeley author Ayelet Waldman profiles Hillary Clinton (Marie Claire)
Cal’s George Lakoff does Presidential debate debrief (Albany Library)
Berkeley audience embraces Richard Dawkins (Mercury News)
Berkeley group raising funds to create food atlas (SF Weekly)
A look back: Religious leaders call for tolerance in 1937 (Mercury News)
Pappy’s: A sports bar with salads (East Bay Express)
Berkeley embraces open streets festival (Berkeley Voice)
Review: “An Iliad” at Berkeley Rep (Mercury News)
Tracking scout abuse cases: three in Berkeley (L.A. Times)
Developers of new residential rental properties in Berkeley can now choose to pay into a special city fund instead of including on-site affordable housing after an 8-1 vote Tuesday by the City Council. It’s the latest step by City Hall to create policies that will increase Berkeley’s affordable housing stock.
Six Berkeley dining spots were named Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants this year and two are missing from last year's list of seven "good value" eateries.
A house that caught fire on Deakin Street near Ashby this morning sparked another fire in the house next door and the evacuation of an adjacent convalescent care home.
Ram Dass started out life as Richard Alpert, born into a wealthy Jewish Massachusetts family in 1931. Despite his bar mitzvah, he did not consider himself spiritual until he had tried LSD more than 377 times – many of those on trips with his close friend, Timothy Leary – and been fired from his teaching position at Harvard.
In an Opinionator piece published today, Patrick Sheahan argues that Measure T lacks definition. But Measure T — which would change the zoning in West Berkeley to allow property owners of large sites to go through a special approval process (Master Use Permit) that would give them expanded development rights in building, but also require them to offer more in community benefits — is too vague, he says.
Last week, a local resident asked Berkeleyside about this signal pole on Solano Avenue. He wondered what the purpose of the street-level “walk signal” button was. We posed the question to readers on the Berkeleyside Facebook page, and their answers ran the gamut from the serious to the silly.
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