Two stories dominated this week: the suggestion by Berkeley councilman Gordon Wozniak that taxing email might be one way to raise money for the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, and our report on the fire that broke out at the world-renowned Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse.
Other articles that grabbed people’s attention:
- The first-hand report by a Berkeley mom of how she, a friend and their kids set out to test the furniture in their homes for hazardous chemicals. The results were not pretty.
- Our account of an all-school assembly at Berkeley High — the first one for many years — which aimed to convey the importance of resisting violence and standing up to bullying; and
- The news that several popular food trucks — including Fiveten Burger, Liba Falafel and Jon’s Street Eats — were expanding into full-blown brick-and-mortar joints.
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