A fairy door in a Berkeley tree that, we learned this week, has disappeared. Photo: Lisa Cole

Fairy doors in trees, a parking spat with pepper spray, a nuisance house, and Cajun food… you can’t say there is no variety in the reporting we bring you at Berkeleyside.

Our story about a fairy door tucked into the base of a tree on Cedar Street garnered the most readers this week and was shared extensively — 1,200 Facebook ‘Likes’ as we write. Reader Lisa Cole was the source for the story, and another reader, Andy Kelley, brought us the update that the door had disappeared. Just like fairies to do that to us!

On Tuesday we brought you news of a Berkeley man arrested after allegedly assaulting another man with pepper spray during a fight over parking on Delaware near Walnut Street. We know it can get stressful finding parking, but really…

Noise, drunken partiers, nudity and trash. Such have been the issues encountered by neighbors of the 17-room property at 2133 Parker St., a “loud, unruly” party house south of the Cal campus. The Berkeley City Council roundly rebuffed a proposed settlement Tuesday night aimed at addressing the problems.

Finally, onto less contentious matters: our review of Easy Creole, a relatively new Cajun joint in Berkeley’s Lorin District, prompted several readers to vow to try out the restaurant soon.

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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...