Berkeley on a hazy night. Photo: Joe Parks
Berkeleyside published more than 5,000 stories on Berkeley in 2012 and had over 1 million visitors to the site. Photo: Joe Parks

Thousands of Berkeley stories

We need your help to bring you more…

school superintendent fiascoiPhone-gateelection shenanigansearthquakes and mountain lions. This year, Berkeleyside brought you thousands of stories that happened in this amazing city we all call home.

We did it with your help — you sent us tips and insights, left comments, provoked discussion, and contributed writing and photography.

As the year draws to an end, we are asking you to help once again. Please keep local, independent journalism strong by becoming a Berkeleyside Member for as little as $5 a month. Enjoy special member benefits and parties and exclusive insights into the stories that make the news.

Some news highlights of 2012

Elections, murders, police scandal, a wealth of cultural events, both high- and low-brow, and always those darn wild turkeys.

Become a Berkeleyside Member: Here’s why

Benefits Berkeleyside Members enjoyed in 2012:

In 2013 we will offer all this and more, including invitations to Members-only food soirees and wine tastings.

Berkeleyside this year

We published more than 5,000 stories about Berkeley. More than 1 million people visited Berkeleyside.

We plan to do even more in 2013 to cover Berkeley. You can help support us now by becoming a Berkeleyside Member.

We hope you have a very happy and peaceful holiday season!

Frances Dinkelspiel, Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor, Wendy Cohen, and Emilie Raguso.

Berkeleyside is Berkeley, California’s independently-owned local news site. Learn more about the Berkeleyside team. Questions? Email