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Map: Where to go Tuesday — Berkeley polling locations

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Thankfully, unlike many people on the East Coast still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, getting out to vote should not present any undue problems for Berkeleyans on Tuesday.

But do you know where your nearest polling place is? Berkeleyside could not easily track down a simple map showing the locations of all the polling places in Berkeley, so we created one for you. (Click on the drop-pins for address information.)

And if you’re still unsure about which way … Continue reading »

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Best of Berkeleyside: This week’s most popular posts

Measure S, a proposal to ban sitting on sidewalks in the city’s business districts from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., is probably the most controversial item on the Berkeley ballot. Here, a group of homeless people sit on the sidewalk on Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Two comprehensive articles that set out to dissect and clarify the arguments for and against two key measures on the Nov. 6 Berkeley ballot drew high numbers of readers this week: on Monday we addressed the question, Would Measure T enhance or ruin west Berkeley?, and on Wednesday we asked whether Measure S would help of hurt the homeless.

Still on elections, the cost of mailing an absentee ballot continued to prompt much discussion, as did the City Council’s decision on Tuesday to not cooperate with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program to detain and potentially deport non-citizens who are arrested.

Away from politics and government, readers expressed concern for a deer that had been shot with a bow and arrow, and was spotted by north Berkeley resident Young-Eun Choi on Wednesday. One reader commented, “Makes me both sad and mad that someone would do this.” … Continue reading »

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