Ashby Avenue above College is not exactly where one would expect a major manifestation of quirky material culture. The houses are large, stately, well-heeled, and well-landscaped. But, after all, we are Berkeley, and quirk can and is anywhere and everywhere.
By Linda Hemmila
Four months after the demise of the newsprint version of the Berkeley Daily Planet, a new weekly newspaper devoted to Berkeley is set to launch in the fall.
The Berkeley Daily Planet is facing ongoing difficulties and has been advised to refrain from engaging in any financial transactions, be it paying staff or accepting fees from advertisers.
The New York Times today takes a look at the controversy surrounding The Berkeley Daily Planet and its attitude toward Jews and Israel.