Mayor Tom Bates makes a pitch for Downtown Plan [Daily Californian]
Memorial service planned for UC student killed in plane crash [UC Berkeley News]
Did casual drug use contribute to death of UC student? [San Francisco Chronicle]
Credit card thief nabbed in North Berkeley [East Bay Express]
Only a few Berkeley places make list of Alice Waters’ favorites
[Bay Area Bites]
Coach Tedford pledges to have more fun this season [SFGate]
Berkeley’s Teance hopes to set the standard for fine tea [Around Dublin]

Photo: Colored glass windows and parking meter by bobcrazybear/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...