Discovering the East Bay’s Local Paper

By Becky O'Malley
Thursday August 21, 2008 - 10:06:00 AM

The price of gasoline makes the Planet’s annual “Discovering the East Bay” issue even more relevant than it has been in previous years. Just about this time every summer a whole lot of new people come to Berkeley, most of them drawn by the University of California, either as students or as employees. All of them need places to live. After that, they need to buy things to set up housekeeping, and when that job’s done, they’re ready for a little pleasure. That’s where the Planet comes in. -more-


The Democratic Recipe for Victory

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday August 26, 2008 - 10:50:00 PM

Obama's Text Message

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday August 25, 2008 - 10:22:00 AM

California State Test Scores

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday August 22, 2008 - 08:19:00 AM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday August 26, 2008 - 09:59:00 AM


Letters to the Editor

Thursday August 21, 2008 - 10:13:00 AM

The Ripple Effects of Bus Rapid Transit

By Russ Tilleman
Thursday August 21, 2008 - 11:20:00 AM

As an opponent of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), I sincerely hope the initiative measure requiring voter approval for BRT will pass in the November election. This is the chance we have to stop BRT before construction begins. But if BRT does get built, what will the ramifications be? I feel it is better to consider these ramifications now, while we can still stop BRT, rather than waiting until it is too late. -more-

Notes on Women’s Equality Day in 2008

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Thursday August 21, 2008 - 11:20:00 AM

The Woman Suffrage Amendment provided American women with full voting rights in 1920. An amendment is defined as “a change for the better; improvement. A correction. A revision or change.” In the United States, Aug. 26 is designated as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. -more-

Advisories for All Students!

By Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
Thursday August 21, 2008 - 11:19:00 AM

Having been present during the BUSD school board process and vote on Monday, Aug. 10, I witnessed what a challenge it is for a community to grasp that disparities in achievement cannot be remedied solely within the school district itself, but rather will require a city-wide approach. -more-