Chancellor Dirks addresses student-athletes at fireside chat (Daily Cal)
Redwood Gardens seniors protest management of housing complex (Daily Cal)
Berkeley City College hits the big 40 (BCC Voice)
Allston Way construction lengthy, expensive, but worthwhile (BHS Jacket)
Big soda is outspending opposition 10-to-1 to fight soda tax (The Nation)
Column: Free Speech threat 50 years later (USA Today)
Simple, creative Halloween costumes (510 Families)
Next month, voters in Berkeley and their neighbors across the Bay in San Francisco will go to the polls to determine whether their cities would be the first in the country to pass taxes on sugar- sweetened beverages. Berkeley’s “Measure D,” a 1-cent-per-ounce proposal, would mean a 50 percent cost increase for soda in the checkout lane. San Francisco’s two-cent-per-ounce “Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance” could double the cost of a twelve-pack of soda. But the hit on their wallets is just one reason voters should pause before hitting the voting booth.
Last week’s Berkeley School Board meeting kicked off a series of important community input meetings to address the issue of overcrowding in our schools. Parents from local elementary schools shared observations about how increasing demands on our teachers, classrooms, schoolyards and cafeterias undermine the quality education that we want for Berkeley’s kids.
If an alien were to drop into Berkeley this election season, one could not fault her for presuming that the staunchest protector of our community’s collective wellbeing is the American Beverage Association, the bank and voice of Big Soda.
A community member who saw a video of a violent, unprovoked assault in Berkeley in September helped tip off authorities to the assailant’s identity, which led to her arrest, police said Tuesday.
What basic, inexpensive kitchen tools should all home cooks have to hand? Hugh Groman has the answer.
If ballet is a matrix, Swan Lake is the matriarch of all matrixes.
Berkeley High administrators considered whether a noose found hanging in a tree earlier this month might have been in some way related to the suicide in February of a 21-year-old man on the BHS campus, according to Berkeley Unified Assistant Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi.