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Dismantling of civilization proceeding on schedule at Cal

Details about events leading up to the explosion and power outage on campus are starting to become available: What with early stage phase 1 downfall of civilization humming along right on schedule it seems that copper thieves who knew what...

Announcement! Parks and Waterfront Commission Public Meetings

Toni Mester of the San Pablo Avenue Neighborhoods Network has asked us to help publicize some upcoming public meetings to be held by the Parks and Waterfront Commission. Here's a chance for residents to help the City plan the future...

The Best Beer

Wherein the editor weighs in on this vital topic The Best Beer. There's a mystery at the heart of the craft brewing movement in America and the mystery is this: Almost every "craft" beer you'll find at the local bar...

Spying on Ted Friedman

For some of us, mass surveillance of electronic communications is not only old news but pales in comparison to what the government spooks have done and still do -- to us and to people we know. Steed Dropout, aka Ted...

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The Best Beer

There's a mystery at the heart of the craft brewing movement in America and the mystery is this:Almost every "craft" beer you'll find at the local bar or in the expensive part of the grocery story shelves tastes like rubbish....

[Ted Friedman] Radical Berkeley Used to Gov't Surveillance

by Steed Dropout June 13, 2013 Berkeley, Ca. ASK NOT FOR WHOM THEY TROLL -- IT MAY BE THEE OR ME Berkeley has not shed its radical past, which often put it under government surveillance, nor have I. (My story...

[James Armstrong] "Help Wanted"

James Richard Armstrong June 13, 2013 The linked video shows how ridiculous "get a job" actually is at this current time in our nation's history. What bothers me the most about the oversimplification of our nation's current plight is the...

Revelopment Agency Shutdown May Cost $1.3M

Thomas LordJune 4, 2013 The shut-down of Berkeley's redevelopment agency may wind up costing the city more than $1.3 million dollars, including $750,000 dollars gone missing from the Retiree Medical Trust Fund. Oddities in how how the now defunct redevelopment...

[James Armstrong] Downtown and the Mental Health Crisis

James Richard ArmstrongMay 31, 2013 The Mental Health Crisis mounts daily, as on the final day of May, I see hoards of them wandering the streets of Berkeley, aimlessly searching for their next... whatever. One guy, dressed like he survived...

[Ted Friedman] National drug outfit sets up shop on Telegraph Ave

By Ted FriedmanMay 27, 2013Call it the corporatization of lower Telegraph.Call it the end of an era. An era when Telegraph's Berkeley businesses were family owned.Call it a mixed bag.When Berkeleyside recently published a photo of CVS before it opened,...

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