Eighty feet of knitting added to downtown bike rack People love a good yarn bombing — well most people do, anyway. This time the stealth knitter struck on a pair of looped bike racks near the downtown Berkeley Library (above).
UC Berkeley hunger strike enters its eighth day Seven people stopped eating to protest the controversial consolidation of Ethnic Studies at Cal with other social science programs. Not everyone agreed with their tactics, or cause.
Will new restaurant break location’s unlucky streak? In the past 14 years, there have been five restaurants at 2826 Telegraph Avenue. Will the latest venture, a “farm to fork” eatery with a Catalan name, succeed where others have not?
Mitch Kapor takes first step to building Berkeley home Despite aggressive attempts to stop the Lotus founder from building a house on his Rose Street property, including most recently an injunction, demolition work at the site has now begun.
Berkeley schools show improvements in state tests In the Department of Education’s annual reporting of test results, Berkeley schools showed steady improvement.

In the past five days, as well as the stories above, we brought you tales of ghee and sliders and law enforcing vintners. We covered a city budget meeting and a neighborhood crime gathering, profiled a Berkeley violinist, and an expert Persian bread maker who came to our city from Ecuador via war-torn Iran. We love doing this, but we do it with limited resources. We need our readers’ support as well as that of our advertisers. So please consider becoming a Berkeleyside subscriber — from just $5 a month — if you value the independent, unbiased news you read on Berkeleyside. Thank you in advance.

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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...