Today is the last day of Berkeleyside’s special offer of a free T-shirt if you become a Berkeleyside supporter, which costs as little as $5.00 a month

So go on, champion independent local journalism and wear the T-shirt with pride (unlike the slouchy teenager in the photo). We defy you to resist!

Berkeleyside breaks news and provides unmatched investigative journalism on the issues that matter for Berkeley every day. Residents, both high- and low-profile, appreciate what we do. Here’s what Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley Professor and bestselling author, has to say:

“In a remarkably short amount of time, Berkeleyside has become indispensable.”

Here’s what one of our readers said in our Readership Survey:

“I have felt a much stronger sense of community, since reading Berkeleyside. While the Berkeley community is sizable and diverse, Berkeleyside gives me a quick reference on what’s going on in the community at large. Thank you for the thoughtful reporting.”

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 carry on doing what we do.

The inaugural Berkeleyside T-shirt, worth $15.00, was created by Berkeley’s Fantasy T-Shirts, and is made of soft, pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Berkeleyside supporters 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. Don’t delay, do it today! (And thank you.)

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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...