Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks with students at Rosa Parks Elementary/Photo: Mark Coplan, BUSD

In case you didn’t have time to read every story on Berkeleyside this week, we’ve picked those that proved most popular for your leisurely weekend perusal.

Justice Sotomayor visits Rosa Parks Elementary Sonia Sotomayor’s first stop in town was to the West Berkeley elementary school noted for its dual language immersion program (above).
Berkeley cannabis collectives slapped with huge tax bills The State Board of Equalization reckons Berkeley Patients Group owes $6 million in back taxes.
Arrival of Goodwill store on Solano prompts concerns While some area merchants expressed concern about Goodwill, many of our commenters feel it will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
Berkeley exports its cannabis expertise Berkeleyans are applying to open dispensaries in Albany and Oakland.
Claremont files for bankruptcy, operations unaffected A financial restructuring puts the famed resort into bankruptcy, but it won’t affect users.
Natasha Boissier forages fruit, feed hungry Too many lemons on your tree? Boissier knows what to do with them.
Parents cross their fingers in Berkeley school lottery Anxious parents navigate through the school lottery system in Berkeley.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...