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Behind the scenes at Berkeley news site Berkeleyside (Nieman Lab)
New Berkeley soda tax costs 68 cents per 2-liter bottle (CNN Money)
Cal votes: the faces of election day 2014 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley high-rise hotel, other downtown towers a go as Measure R fails (SF Biz Times)
When llamas take UC Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Berkeley residents turn out to vote despite low turnout predictions (Daily Cal )
News analysis: Kriss Worthington survives District 7 gerrymander (Daily Planet)
Berkeley’s downtown initiative loses in a landslide (CoCo Times)
Linda Maio reelected to represent District 1 (Daily Cal)
Nov. 9, 5:10 p.m. After several days in second place, Lori Droste has pulled into the lead in Berkeley’s Council District 8. She has 1,995 votes, compared to George Beier’s 1,983. Read more.
Ty Alper, a challenger, has won a seat on the Berkeley School Board with the most votes – so far — in a close race, while incumbent Josh Daniels received the second-to-most votes.
Fifty years ago Berkeley birthed the Free Speech Movement when Mario Savio stood atop a police car in the middle of Sproul plaza on the UC Berkeley campus and called for moral action. He shouted out:
After weeks of silence, Berkeley developer Hudson McDonald has acknowledged that it is the company that is negotiating with the USPS to buy the main Berkeley Post Office at 2000 Allston Way.
The city of Berkeley was basking in glory Wednesday over its passage of the nation’s first soda tax, an accomplishment that the beverage industry dismissed as just a whacky — and inconsequential — victory.