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This month, 28 new restaurants opened, including Tartine Bakery in Berkeley, Nido’s Backyard in Oakland and Mama Lamees in Emeryville; 15 businesses closed.
In his new book, ‘Free Speech for Some,’ Berkeley lawyer and educator William Turner argues that the Roberts Court is one of the most business-friendly courts ever.
The author, who has worked for the District for 24 years, had to pay $920 a month for Kaiser healthcare in 2015, a rate that forced him to get a second job. He supports the union demand for a 12% raise over two years.
Lava Mae has been offering showers in West and South Berkeley since May, but the service has been slow to catch on. That may be changing.