Landscape architect Robert Trachtenberg wrote about the beauty of all-white gardens on Wednesday

Andronico’s, which has four outlets in Berkeley, is facing financial troubles. This story generated a huge number of comments about the quality of local grocery stores.
Mark Moulitsas has run the hugely popular Daily Kos website from his Berkeley home but is moving into actual offices. He enjoys his Berkeley address because it makes conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly “cry.”
Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse keeps on spinning out talented graduates who go off to open their own amazing food enterprises. The latest is chef Aaron Rocchino and his wife Monica who are starting an artisan butcher shop.
Berkeley is facing a $12 million budget deficit and it’s a head scratcher as to why the City Council hasn’t yet convened a new medical marijuana commission that can start drawing up rules for a fourth, money-making dispensary.
Amazon declares Berkeley the nation’s third best-read city. Sure, we are happy people read, but does this mean residents buy more books online than at local independent bookstores?
Rivoli and Corso are two of Berkeley’s best restaurants and the culinary/management team (and separated husband and wife) of Wendy Brucker and Roscoe Skipper have a fascinating partnership.

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In the past week, Berkeleyside has published stories on subjects as varied as how various council members are using Twitter, the accordion player Peter Ralchevstreet art popping up around town, and more.

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Frances Dinkelspiel

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

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