Tiny amounts of radiation reach Berkeley from Japan UC Berkeley is at it again: taking the measure of what’s going on in the world. The amounts of isotopes of cesium, iodine and tellurium are miniscule, so unless you are the most irrational worrier in Berkeley, there’s nothing to be worried about.
Students on probation not involved in BHS gun activity After the recent rash of gun incidents at Berkeley High, many Berkeleyans wondered whether students with a criminal history might be involved. We investigated and found out they were not.
Strong, sculptural trees bring a sense of community A counterpoint to much of the distressing news we published about Berkeley this week (see above), Robert Trachtenberg’s photo essay was a welcome relief to many readers (pictured, top).
Comics Relief spawns a second comics book store Just how many comics book stores can one city take? Several if that city is Berkeley, it appears. Welcome to The Escapist and to Fantastic Comics.

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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...