The Bay Area Vintage Base Ball (BAVBB) league aims to reenact the game of 1886, adopting all its retro rules and rituals. Photo: Natalie Orenstein
The Bay Area Vintage Base Ball (BAVBB) league aims to reenact the game of 1886, adopting all its retro rules and rituals. Photo: Natalie Orenstein

Every week, Berkeleyside publishes dozens of articles about what’s going on in Berkeley. Some of them might have passed you by. Here are three stories we think you’ll want to catch up on. 

1.  Illegal enrollment in Berkeley’s schools? Good or bad?

Berkeleyside’s investigative piece on the contentious issue of fraudulent enrollment in Berkeley’s public schools got people talking.

2. Berkeley Police renew call for Tasers after attempted killing of officer

After a violent attack on a Police officer in West Berkeley on Monday, the president of the Berkeley Police Association is asking city officials to consider the use of Tasers.

3. Vintage baseball: grit and gore, yes, but so much more civil

The Berkeley Clarions (pictured, top) play 1886 baseball, which means old-fashioned uniforms, heavier bats, retro rules, and light-weight gloves. The result is a gritty game — with broken fingers — but there’s much more decorum say the players.

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

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