Berkeley boy is “getting real” in the Whole Foods parking lot Berkeley High alum David Wittman (class of ’92) pokes fun at a familiar experience for many Berkeleyans, and his music video, above, goes viral (1.2 million views on YouTube and counting)
Five restaurant’s Executive Chef Banks White: “Berkeley keeps me on my toes” Banks White turned down a job as line cook at Chez Panisse (“I didn’t realize there was a long line for jobs at Chez”) and is now cooking up a storm at downtown’s fashionable Five.
Berkeley street style: Geeky good spectacles Berkeleyside launches a style column (really) with Dana Smith scouting the streets for fashionable folk. First up: trendy eyewear.
Over poached eggs and Acme toast, First Lady seeks campaign support Berkeleyside was at the fundraising breakfast at the Claremont Hotel Tuesday where Michelle Obama told the crowd her daughter Malia refers to her dad’s job as “this President thing”. [See our first Storify story too.]
School committee finalizes report in wake of guns At the end of the academic year, we report on where the school district has got to in addressing the issue of guns on campus and safety at Berkeley High.
The artist who gives Shotgun Players its visual punch You may not know his name, but you’ll probably know his work — R. Black is the man behind the art on the walls of Ashby Stage, and much more.

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This is just a small selection of the stories Berkeleyside has published in the past week. We have literally dozens of stories on our to-do list every week — stories on education, crime, development and culture that directly impact all of us who live in Berkeley.

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Tracey Taylor

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...

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