Berkeley’s school lunch program is flawed, say insiders A new series of short films shows the successes and the shortcomings of BUSD’s acclaimed lunch program. Executive chef Bonnie Christensen acknowledges some of the problems and talks frankly about some of the obstacles she and her staff face. (Above: a still from “If They Cook It, They Will Eat It”. Photo: Sophie Constantinou.)
From the ashes of Comic Relief, a new store is set to rise When the iconic comic book store Comic Relief closed, aficionados were in despair. But the owner of Dark Carnival has bought the stock and plans to open a new comic book store, possibly in the same Shattuck location.
Two Berkeley youth on U.S. ski team You’d expect multiple athletes on the national ski team from meccas like Aspen or Truckee, but Berkeleyans Keith Moffat and Foreste Peterson both ski for the U.S.
Sneak peek: up close on the new Bay Bridge span You won’t be able to drive on the new Bay Bridge span until 2013, but Berkeleyan Robert Trachtenberg took a tour this week and shared his photos.
“This was my company”: rapper Yelawolf revisits Berkeley Yelawolf, a protegé of Eminem, spent some time in Berkeley, trying to become a professional skateboarder. He returned to our city, to People’s Park, to do a video about his time here.

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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...