This November, we will vote on Measure S, which considers whether to approve our new redistricting map. It’s very important to vote on Measure S to preserve your right to “one person, one vote.” It’s also a vote to make government work for you.
Berkeley officials outspent but optimistic in battle over soda tax (New York Times)
Three days of Buddhist chanting and walking strive for world peace (BANG)
36 hours in Berkeley, California (New York Times)
Multi-million dollar construction winds down at Berkeley High School (Daily Cal)
Berkeley: Consultant report finds racism, nepotism in city workforce (BANG)
Author Elizabeth Rosner does self-interview (The Nervous Breakdown)
ROHO interviews with Free Speech participants released (BANG)
Op-ed: Let’s help SF and Berkeley crush Big Soda (Huff Po)
Conceived with no public input and bewildering in detail, Berkeley’s Measure R sets a new low for proposals fostering bad government.
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The going was tough in the late 1990s when a passionate and diverse group of Berkeley citizen-activists wrote the first school food policy in the nation. Through conflict and compromise, they worked long and hard to get the policy passed and supported by the Board of Education.
Children in Berkeley are at risk for diabetes due to the lack of clean air in our allegedly “green” city. In West Berkeley, the most diverse and low-income area in town, children have an alarming rate of asthma. Once the lungs are affected, it is a challenge to then exercise.
We are totally spoilt for choice these days when it comes to places to head for a good beer and a bite. Here's a pick of some great new spots.
After a bestselling book about the frustrations of getting kids to go to bed, the erudite father of a 6-year old turns his attention to food.
On Sept. 19, a 72-year-old woman was brutally stabbed in front of the Berkeley Zen Center in South Berkeley in a botched carjacking. For several days she lay in the hospital sedated and unresponsive, with irreparable brain damage. Because of this, her family decided to take her off life support. Two-and-a-half weeks after the attack, she died.
A 72-year-old woman who was stabbed in South Berkeley in September has died after nearly three weeks in medical care, according to authorities.
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