Community members often say they turn to Berkeleyside when they see or hear a helicopter. Photo: Ira Serkes

What happened the last time you heard a helicopter in the skies over Berkeley?

If you’re like a lot of other residents, your first thought was to look at Berkeleyside.

We relish the trust that so many Berkeleyans put in us to cover what’s happening in the city — rapidly, accurately and fairly.

No one else in Berkeley is meeting this need like we are. Our reporting has won many awards and national recognition as pioneers in local journalism.

But as a membership-powered newsroom, we can’t do this alone. 

Berkeleyside members are people who make a financial contribution to our newsroom. They help sustain our journalism and enable us to keep our site free to access for everyone interested in what’s happening in Berkeley. I invite you to chip in by becoming a member today.

Will you help us secure our future by making contributing $15 a month — or whatever works for you?

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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...