On Monday, 11-time Olympic medallist Natalie Coughlin joined students at King Middle School at their annual runathon. The local gal worked on the school's  Edible Schoolyard too. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there to capture the day

The week’s most read story concerned a home in west Berkeley which has been a hotbed of crime and drug-related activity for near on 30 years. On Tuesday, the city elected to crack down on the home’s owners and declare the place a public nuisance.

Close on its heels in terms of popularity, was Frances Dinkelspiel’s report of her tour of one of the two Berkeley McDonald’s. While the fast-food restaurant was keen to tout its new approach to healthier food, its PR rep was not so happy that a reporter was snapping pictures of the same.

On Wednesday, the Planning Commission approved the idea of people being able to sell the produce they grow in their backyards. Most readers thought this was a good thing.

A fatal car crash in the early hours of Friday morning on California Street was the cause of much discussion as well as anguish.

While the news that a new restaurant would rise from the ashes of the Alice Waters related Café Fanny was cause for celebration.

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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...