Berkeleyside's inaugural T, reluctantly modeled by a Berkeleyside offspring

Berkeleyside was launched in October 2009 because we believed our city needed a fresh, trusted, independent, locally produced source of news.

We deliver on that mission every day: providing breaking news and unmatched investigative journalism on the issues that matter for Berkeley. Our experienced, professional journalists deliver essential local news and community information to you as soon as it happens.

As one of our readers put it:

“I’ve lived in Berkeley for 27 years and this is the first time I actually know what’s going on in the city from day to day.”

A sustainable Berkeleyside requires support from a number of different sources, including our community of readers. If you value Berkeleyside and want to see it continue to provide a forum for the community, please consider becoming a Berkeleyside supporter, and join the many others who are committed to seeing us thrive.

By doing so, you will be championing independent local journalism.

Become a supporter before May 31 and we will send you a free Berkeleyside T-shirt (pictured), worth $15. Created by Berkeley’s very own Fantasy T-Shirts, the Ts are made of soft, pre-shrunk 100% cotton. We defy you not to be super excited at the prospect of wearing this garment! Supporters also receive regular newsletters, advance notice of events and discounts on tickets to our speaker events.

Details of how to support Berkeleyside can be found at our Support Berkeleyside page.

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...