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The Berkeley Wire: 11.12.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.11.14

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Berkeley election 2014: Voters pass historic soda tax, reject downtown initiative; Droste takes District 8

Lori Droste is a candidate for District 8
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Berkeleyside covered the local 2014 election results live from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. See the live blog below, with continuing coverage through Tuesday, Nov. 11. See complete Berkeleyside election 2014 coverage.

Nov. 12, 6:39 p.m. And the votes are in! The final tallies have just been posted on the Alameda County registrar of voters website. The one race still in play as of Tuesday was Berkeley’s City Council District 8, with Lori Droste and George Beier battling it out for the top spot.

Currently, Droste has 2,072 votes to Beier’s 2,056, with no more votes to count. The results have not yet been certified, however. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.10.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.07.14

Aquatic Park by Jef Poskanzer. Taken Nov. 5, 2014

Aquatic Park by Jef Poskanzer. Taken Nov. 5, 2014

Soda tax will reduce consumption but not obesity (Vox)
Op-ed: Passing apathetic student district (Daily Cal)
Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas (UrbDeZine)
Berkeley’s soda tax a sweet victory (LA Times)
Soda tax is scary precedent for food industry (Forbes)
City Council candidates cautiously optimistic as votes are tallied (Daily Cal)
Mayor honors architect Sandhya Sood (India Times)
Bay Area students react to soda tax (USA Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.06.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.05.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.04.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.03.14

Cloudy skies over Berkeley. Photo, taken from Cesar Chavez Park just after dawn on Nov. 2, 2014, by Dan Kaplan

Photo, taken from Cesar Chavez Park just after dawn on Nov. 2, 2014, by Dan Kaplan

City of Berkeley dedicated Halloween to pot club (Smell The Truth)
District 7 candidate raises more funds than any other city council hopeful (Daily Cal)
Local measures against sugary tax raise millions (LA Times)
Rent Board candidates will all win a spot (Daily Cal)
Cal student falls to death during Halloween concert at Oracle Arena (NBC)
Bill Maher responds to commencement controversy (Huff Post College)
Berkeley has the country’s oldest medical marijuana dispensary (SF Weekly)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.31.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.30.14

Gorgeous Fall. Photo taken by Carter Tomassi on Walnut St. on Oct. 25, 2014

Gorgeous Fall. Photo taken by Carter Tomassi on Walnut St. on Oct. 25, 2014

18 reasons Berkeley is the best college town in the US (Thrillist)
UC buildings use city services, pay nothing (Council of Neighborhood Assoc.)
Richmond Bay campus to be transformed into Berkeley Global College (Daily Cal)
80% of all Cal recruits must have a 3.0 GPA by 2017-18 (Mercury News)
4 candidates run for open District 8 seat (Daily Cal)
Young People’s Symphony to feature all-French program (CoCo Times)
Post office under contract for sale with unnamed buyer (Daily Cal)
Wineries in Berkeley? (Opinionated Wine Guide)
Talking with… a Berkeley archivist steeped in SF history (J-Weekly)

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Op-eds: Measures D, R, F, Berkeley High Rally Day, Prop O

Rally Day in 2012, the last one to happen after it was canceled due to what the district said was
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Opinion pieces keep on rolling in to Berkeleyside as we get closer to election day. All of them are published in our Opinionator section.

Measure D (the proposed Berkeley soda tax) and Measure R (the downtown initiative) continue to prompt the most debate. Since we last rounded-up our op-eds ten days ago, we have published three on the former and three on the latter.

Bryden Johnston, Holly Scheider, and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, all write in favor of Measure D.

Anthony Bruzzone argues against Measure R, as does Matthew Taecker; while Lisa Stephens urges us to vote yes on the subject.

The League of Women Voters argues for a yes vote on Measure F, the proposed parks tax.

Meanwhile, Joshua Spivak says Prop. O, while not garnering as much attention as other measures, is a useful fix to the law. And Joseph Taecker-Wyss, a senior at Berkeley High School, addresses the mob scene and violence that erupted at the school last week on Rally Day. He argues that, while the student body shares responsibility for the events that happened, so should the administration. … Continue reading »