By Ted Friedman

Physicist Marvin Cohen to receive 2017 Franklin Medal (UCB News)
Parks, public works departments appeal to council for more funds (Daily Cal)
New Opportunity Lab to focus on policy for poverty, inequality (UCB News)
UC Berkeley workers protest, saying many experience food insecurity (KTVU)
City Council addresses winter shelter situation (Daily Cal)
Getting close to fascism with Berkeley Rep’s ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ (New Yorker)

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...