Portland treasures its drinking fountains. Photo: TPapi

Help to Google-map public drinking fountains in Berkeley Berkeleyside has teamed up with the Pacific Institute and Google to find people willing to record the public water fountains that still exist in our city.
Country Joe McDonald goes to jail A group of war veterans roared its approval for the Berkeley resident and Navy vet who went to San Bruno jail to sing.
With whooping cough epidemic, is Berkeley immunizing? Despite a state whooping cough epidemic, immunization rates at some Berkeley schools are low. We look at how Berkeley as a community is doing in protecting its most vulnerable citizens — babies and children.
Will pharmacy war lead to new restrictions in Berkeley? As the retail war between CVS and Walgreens heats up, Mayor Tom Bates is calling for a new law that prohibits any new pharmacy from locating within 1,000 feet of another one.
John King talks cityscapes, including his favorite buildings in Berkeley In his newly published book, the Chronicle writer highlights serendipitous juxtapositions of buildings in San Francisco. For Berkeleyside, he turns his attention to his hometown.

In the past week, Berkeleyside has reported dozens of stories that matter for you and our city. As well as those cited above, we remembered the 20-year-old UC Berkeley student who died last week in a Paris fire, we brought you news of a new electronic waste center in downtown, an update on the Berkeley High counselor accused of sexual harassment, and a gorgeous photo essay of Berkeley’s blooming wisteria. Whether it’s education issues, culture, land use or food, we strive to keep you abreast of what is happening in Berkeley.

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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...