Our team at Berkeleyside is busier than ever these days, and this holiday season, we are thrilled to reflect on everything we’ve been able to accomplish:

  • We flooded the field to help you navigate the issues and candidates in the local elections. The council district races, school board, rent board, local measures and the heated AD15 contest were all covered in depth on Berkeleyside
  • Berkeleyside’s Nosh Weekly newsletter gives readers a tasty round-up of food and drink news throughout the East Bay.
  • We do long-form journalism, too, including the marking of the closing of Pacific Steel Casting by Frances Dinkelspiel; Beyond the Buses, our education reporter Natalie Orenstein’s series looking at 50 years of integration in Berkeley schools; and One day, one night: The fuse that lit the battles of Berkeley, Frances Dinkelspiel’s award-winning oral history of what happened on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2017, when Milo Yiannopoulos made his first, ill-fated visit to UC Berkeley.

Every day, we offer a thoughtful and in-depth examination of the issues you care about most.

But we have salaries to pay — and also have to provide an office, computers and health benefits for our talented journalists and dedicated staff.

We’re determined to recruit 150 new members by year end to help us keep this important work going. Will you join us?

Chip in for local journalism.

If you are already one of our 1,200-plus members, we thank you. And if you have any questions about Berkeleyside or our mission, simply email us.

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