Joy Moore: community food reformer on a mission Moore’s path to becoming a food activist, transforming school lunches and showing kids the way to eat more healthily, began at home when she overhauled her daughter’s diet (pictured above with Berkeley Tech students).
Berkeley parking scofflaws: beware of the boot
On Tuesday the City Council decided to become the 14th city in the United States to use wheel blockers to recoup unpaid parking fines.
Berkeleyans add to West Berkeley debate in novel forum
Berkeley residents used the Open Town Hall function of online service Peak Democracy to voice their opinions on the proposed plan to change zoning laws in West Berkeley.
Berkeley author weaves tale of ancient Turkey
Michael David Lukas’s soon-to-be-published The Oracle of Stamboul has been called “a Turkish delight” and “a magical debut”.
Berkeley’s Bradley Manning resolution is watered down
From “hero status” to “humane treatment”… and the City Council also considers inviting two Guantanamo Bay detainees to live in Berkeley.
Unique, beautiful handmade books at Berkeley book fair
The Codex Book Fair has become one of the most significant fairs of its kind in the world, showing distinctive, beautiful handcrafted tomes.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...