The two most talked about stories this week had to do with city council actions: the approval of parklets, or mini parks, in city streets and the selection of new boundaries for a student-oriented council district.
There was other big city news as well. The 205-unit Acheson Commons apartment complex was given the green light after opponents failed to file a challenge by the deadline. The Berkeley Ecology Center announced it would recycle more categories of plastic, a move many felt was overdue. The new superintendant of the Berkeley Unified School District described his work as “his ministry.”
And a personal favorite of the Berkeleyside team: Julia Hannafin’s moving essay about her two moms, her sister, and what the striking down of DOMA and Prop. 8 means to her and her family.
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