Principle Pasquale Scuderi eyes the new score board in the Building M gymnasium.
1. Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi eyes the gymnasium scoreboard in the newly opened Building M. The building, part of a bigger project, brings much needed extra learning and sports space to the high school campus. Take a photo tour in our story published this week.

Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. You’re busy — some of them might have passed you by. Here are five stories, including the one featured above, we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

2. What do you do when someone kills themselves with a potentially hazardous chemical?

What happened after a much-loved former Cal professor committed suicide using sodium azide at the Berkeley City Club.

3. Young man tries to buy 14 iPhones, 2 laptops at the Apple store

Will that be all sir? A 19-year-old walks into the Berkeley Apple store and, using a fake Visa card, attempts to buy $10,000 worth of gear.

4. Higher rates, evening hours for Berkeley parking meters?

Proposed changes include slightly higher hourly rates in some areas, and a new pilot program to extend metered hours until 8 p.m.

5. Question-mark over new Walgreens store on Solano Avenue

Regulation to limit the number of large drugstores in Berkeley was approved by the city’s Planning Commission Wednesday night. If approved by City Council, the law would prohibit a controversial new Walgreens from locating on Solano Avenue.

Find all Berkeleyside’s recent articles in our “All the News” section.

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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...