Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing two same-sex marriage cases, DOMA and Proposition 8, the state's ban on gay marriage. Although the court's ruling is not expected until June, it will be a turning point for the gay rights movement if the court reinstates same-sex marriage in Calif ... More >>
Days may be numbered for the ornate, 99-year-old downtown Berkeley post office. In June, the United States Postal Service announced that the government planned to sell the Allston Way building, as part of its national budget-cutting strategy. More than 200 "consolidations" are scheduled over the nex ... More >>
The Berkeley City Council broke ranks with the federal government this week, ordering their police department not to participate in immigration policing.
The council, bowing to demands from the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley, voted to instruct its Police Department to ignore the immigration status ... More >>
How can we make them more interested in science?The Berkeley community is freaking out over increasing reports of high school students who are apparently working as prostitutes when they should be working on their math homework. Berkeley police confirmed that they are getting at least one or two ... More >>
It pains us, Dear Reader, to ask the question. We like Berkeley. It has nice fruit trees and bright college students. But ask we must, because the Berkeley City Council has given us no choice.I mean, come on. When you schedule votes on two resolutions -- one supporting alleged Wikileaker Bradley ... More >>
Meanwhile, down at the pot factory...Two new measures encouraging pot-growing warehouses in Berkeley's industrial district and permitting a fourth retail outlet on the city's commercial strips lay the ground for the East Bay city to become to marijuana what Detroit used to be for cars. By the wa ... More >>