Berkeleyside’s revelation that all the seating removed from UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium before its renovation had been saved by a local wood specialist — and was now available to buy in the form of carefully crafted tables and benches — came as welcome news to many. Those numbered bleachers (above) surely have stories to tell…

When we broke the news on Monday that Berkeley’s main post office, a distinguished Renaissance Revival work completed in 1915, was to be sold by the financially troubled US Postal Service, many readers reacted with shock. Many also had innovative ideas for what the building could become.

The Alameda County Grand Jury’s damning verdict  on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board inevitably ruffled feathers. The report described the Board as a “self-sustaining bureaucracy that operates without effective oversight and accountability.”

Other popular reads this week: local business alert Shop Talk; our report on latest City Council decisions; our Snapshot of Grégoire restaurant owner Grégoire Jacquet; a summary of new bike-friendly initiatives in Berkeley; and a question: is it a fox or a coyote? (Readers voted on the former.)

Remember: we want to hear about, or see pictures of, your July 4th activities! We plan to publish a community round-up on July 5th.

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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...