Up to 23 moderately smelly tons of green brush, food waste and non-compostable debris is dumped at a Central Valley site. Photo: Sean Gin
  • It’s rare that Berkeleyside itself becomes part of the story, but that happened this week when we ran a video of bicyclists who went bare for World Naked Bike Ride Day. Readers were divided over whether we should have hidden the images of naked people behind a link or placed them on our front page.
  • Berkeley residents put their food waste into little green bins. What happens next? It travels the central valley where it becomes compost.
  • The typewriter is making a comeback of sorts, even in this computer age.
  • The architect who drew up plans he said would preserve the south and west branch libraries pens a mea culpa of sorts.
  • After three months of study, the school district’s task force on reducing weapons at the high schools releases its report. Now it is up to the school board to take action.

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The stories above are just a few of the articles we published this week, and represent a fraction of those we would like to run. Among other things, we want to bring you more hard data on neighborhood crime, more stories on city politics, write more about our amazing artists, dancers, and writers, and do more polls on favorite foods.

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...