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Berkeley's Silly, and Harmful, Pandering to Fear of Cell Phone Radiation

David Ropeik | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

A recent decision by the Berkeley California city council offers some informative, and scary, lessons about how society struggles to intelligently reg...

Detroit in Berkeley: A Giddy Treatment of an American Nightmare

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.28.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

It's a Saturday Night Live skit extended to some 90 minutes, delivered with over-the-top goofiness that keeps an audience roaring and leaves any serious concerns outside the theater door.

Woman Paralyzed In Deadly California Balcony Collapse Vows To Live 'Fulfilling Life,' Honor Victims

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

After surviving a tragedy, this woman has decided to honor those who died. A balcony in Berkeley, California, collapsed last week, killing six Iri...

Hundreds Of Goats Invade Berkeley

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weird News

Drivers in Berkeley, California encountered an unusual traffic jam on Friday when the Berkeley Lab released hundreds of goats. "We utilize goats at...

Yearbook Recalled For Referring To Minority Students As 'Trash Collators Of Tomorrow'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

A high school yearbook is being recalled after school administrators realized a a racist prank was printed. Berkeley High School administrators rec...

Berkeley May Have Found A Way To Encourage Residents To Do More For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

A new initiative in Berkeley, California, is placing donation boxes throughout the city in hopes of encouraging citizens to help the homeless. The ...

Fifth of July at Aurora: Nostalgia, Laughs and Agony in a Decade of Disillusionment

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.25.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Playwright Wilson's treatment of the psychological trauma faced by many veterans was one of the first theatrical explorations of the topic. And his treatment of the relationship between Ken and his lover was not only rare, but so controversial that many early reviewers could not even mention it.

Fierce Trials of Family and Faith in Berkeley Rep's Stunning Head of Passes

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.20.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

After a short while, it turns into a deluge that pours through the roof in volumes that buckets can't contain; and finally, as lights flicker and thunder roars, it brings down the house. Literally. The roof crashes, floors and walls tilt, and flood waters rise. On Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage.

Talley's Folly at Aurora: A Radiant Staging of a Small Theatrical Gem

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.13.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley's Folly is small, involving only one 40-ish man, one 30-ish woman and some 90 minutes of interplay between them. Their personal chemistry, along with the external realms that that the play explores, are things of theatrical beauty.

Tartuffe in Berkeley: Dark Undercurrents Dominate Moliere's Timeless Assault On Fraudulent Piety

Leo Stutzin | Posted 05.22.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Every successful satire has teeth, though most often they're employed lightly, nipping at common foibles and quirks of character. Moliere's Tartuffe, in the hands of Berkeley Rep, has fangs, fiercely tearing into greed and cruelty.

Carly Ledbetter

21 Things You Must Do In San Francisco | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel

A little something for everyone.

50 Years Later, Berkeley Still An Oasis

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Nancy Graham Holm

It's Wednesday morning at the North Berkeley Senior Center and twangs of country music might make you think you're in a friendly down-home bar in Texas.

Homeless Dad On The 1 Thing That Could Help Him Get Job | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

BERKELEY, Calif.–During the day, the northern end of Telegraph Avenue is filled with students, street vendors, and panhandlers. Stay out late enough...

Michael McLaughlin

Arrested Berkeley Protesters Stuck In Legal Limbo | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. -- More than 200 people arrested after a protest in Berkeley last month may wait a year before the district attorney decides whether t...

Berkeley Mayor: Antonio Martin Is Not Michael Brown

Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

BERKELEY, Mo. -- Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins said during a Christmas Eve press conference that a police officer's killing of teenager Antonio Mart...

Berkeley Protests

Steven Rea | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Steven Rea

I went to the first three nights of the protests in Berkeley, and it's much more peaceful than the local news has covered it. Yes, there have bee...

Michael McLaughlin

Undercover Cop Points Gun At California Protesters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

A plainclothes police officer photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California, on Wednesday was protecting himself and his partner fr...

Hundreds Of Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train In California

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkele...

Michael McLaughlin

Minister Allegedly Bloodied By Police In Berkeley | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- As police broke up protests in Berkeley Saturday night, a local minister went to the hospital with a gaping head wound and a concussi...

Journalists Reportedly Assaulted By Police During Eric Garner Protests

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

Members of the media were reportedly assaulted by police officers Saturday while covering protests in Berkeley, California, the Northern California ch...

Protect Inventors or Take Down Trolls? Patent Reform with Senator John Cornyn, CEO Innovestion, and Rackspace

Maya Horgan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Maya Horgan

Senator John Cornyn, Rackspace, and CEO-General Council Kevin Fiur share their insights on a few impending policies that will liberate the entrepreneur... or facilitate idea stealing.

City OKs Plan For Gas-Pump Climate Change Labels

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Some of the country's first gas-pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history ...

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

Big Soda's Grip Fizzles as Berkeley Passes a Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Big Soda's obscenely expensive winning streak has fizzled out. Berkeley, California has become the first city in the nation to pass a sugary drink tax specifically designed to reduce consumption.

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.