The $2 million loan is not finalized, but it could allow Pacifica to pay off its debt to a New York real estate company.
Its parent company lost a nearly $2 million lawsuit, placing the longstanding Berkeley radio station in immediate danger.
Berkeleyside was honored for overall excellence at an awards ceremony organized by the San Francisco Press Club on Thursday night.
Raguso accepted the "highest award to be given tonight" at the Society of Professional Journalists awards dinner Thursday.
The SPJ NorCal board said it was impressed both with Raguso's stories and the breadth of the issues she covers for the Berkeley community, as well as her tireless approach.
Earlier this year, Berkeleyside joined more than 80 other media organizations in the Bay Area to publish a day of stories focused on homelessness in our midst.
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has for the second year running recognized Berkeleyside as providing excellent local journalism.
The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter has awarded Berkeleyside its Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism. The award was made for Berkeleyside’s coverage of the Berkeley schools’ superintendent search and for stories about the proposed sale of the downtown post office.
The average American eats three burgers a week. The Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting explores the real price of cheap beef in their new animation short The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers.
The city of Berkeley has hired a public relations firm at a cost of $24,000 to review the police department’s media policies, bringing the price tag to $49,000 for Police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send a sergeant to a reporter’s home in the middle of the night to ask for a change to a story.
A bid by UC Berkeley’s ailing student newspaper, The Daily Californian, to source direct financial support from the university’s student body has been felled, following an eleventh-hour decision by student government group ASUC to make student voting on the issue void.
The Daily Californian has been printing news about UC Berkeley and the Bay Area for 141 years.
Author Michael Pollan teams up with artist Maira Kalman -- and several reader/eaters -- in the new edition of "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual."