It was a news-heavy week, one dominated by the shocking murder on Thursday evening of 32-year-old Kenny Warren, father of five, who was gunned down outside a friend’s home after leaving his job at a barbershop in south Berkeley. Berkeleyside was early to break the news. We followed up with an in-depth piece by Frances Dinkelspiel, who talked to Warren’s family, friends and neighbors. At the time of writing, the police have not made any arrests.

Other news we reported this week: Berkeley Lab’s decision to locate its second campus in Richmond (we provided the analysis for Berkeley); the arrests of two young men who fired guns at two teenagers in broad daylight in December; a fire that causes $700,000 worth of damage at the popular Great China restaurant in downtown; Berkeley’s move towards banning plastic bags; the landlords who had their day in court; and — because there’s always room for levity on Berkeleyside — our readers engaged in a lively discussion about our city’s ubiquitous wild turkeys.

Finally, because we always love a gorgeous photograph here at Berkeleyside HQ, we brought you the aerial images of Berkeley resident Michael Layefsky (above: BAM/PFA, taken by a camera lofted by a helium balloon on February 4th 2011.)

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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...