The fog has been Berkeley's stubborn companion this week. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

UC student leaders want a city council district dominated by a student super-majority. They will submit a plan to reconfigure some district boundaries, and if that doesn’t work, may bring a referendum before voters.
Alex Morgan, the 22-year old former Cal soccer player, provided crucial assistance — and a goal — to the U.S. Women’s World Cup team. Watch for more action on Sunday when the US meets Japan in the finals.
Berkeley Lab, ever the innovator, puts on a “cool” roof to deflect the sun’s hear — and help with global warming.
While the sun has been firmly entrenched behind the fog this week, vegetables, somewhere, must be growing. Urban homesteaders with excess can bring their bounty to a new crop swap starting Monday near the Ohlone Greenway on Sacramento Street.
The goats that chew through our non-native star thistle in the hills come from Goats-R-Us and always bring a smile.

This is just a small selection of the stories Berkeleyside has published in the past week. We have literally dozens of stories on our to-do list every week — stories on education, crime, development and culture that directly impact all of us who live in Berkeley.

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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 Created California, published in November...