Notorious Berkeley drug house now a real-estate gem In November last year we broke the story that a home at the epicenter of Berkeley’s drug wars was on the market. Today, neighbors barely recognize the house at 1610 Oregon Street (above, before and after an extensive remodel), but they know that, after two decades, they feel safer.
City hands ultimatum to Sarachan on vacant Telegraph lot On Tuesday we reported that Berkeley was finally addressing the blighted lot on Telegraph at Haste. The next day the city filed for non judicial foreclosure. Several readers were kind enough to pay credit to Berkeleyside for its role in prompting action, not least with our notorious rat video.
Police arrest woman, 33, in tire slashing incident We were the first reporters on the scene on Wednesday August 31 when dozens of Berkeley and Oakland neighbors woke up to find their car tires had been punctured. When an arrest was made our readers contributed many useful insights.
Berkeley settles contentious library lawsuit Berkeleyside broke the story of a settlement between the city and Concerned Library Users over the rebuilding of the South and West branches of the Berkeley Public Library. “Although there is an element of highway robbery to it, it eliminates any uncertainty,” the city attorney told us.

This week many readers were kind enough to thank Berkeleyside for reporting on stories that they said needed to be aired, and for helping to prompt positive change in the city.

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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...