Fito Reynoso will be at the 9th Annual World Music Festival on Telegraph Avenue today, June 2, noon to 9pm

The Mayor’s decision to push for a sit-lie ordinance on the November ballot has provoked a heated discussion on Berkeleyside. While many feel groups of transients or travelers congregated on sidewalks can be intimidating, one reader questioned whether an ordinance in a homeless-friendly community like Berkeley would enable the community to address this problem in a meaningful way.

Other civic issues being debated this week include the state of our streets and the closure of a public swimming pool, as well as transit plans and new ways the police is to engage with the community.

The death of a six-year old boy following a car accident that also killed his mother haunted readers.

Meanwhile, our weekly Shop Talk column, in which we round up news about local businesses, continued to be a popular draw, and two food-related events planned for this weekend and next — the Three Squares benefit featuring Bi-Rite Market’s founder Sam Mogannam, and the Urban Farm Tour showcasing edible gardens — promised to draw crowds.

Berkeleyside is at Chocolate & Chalk all day today. See you there?

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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...