Keeping the Home Fires Burning

By Becky O’Malley
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 08:58:00 AM

What’s to become of us? After a brief halcyon period in which concerned Americans were allowed to believe that Barack Obama was a smart guy who had all the answers, reality set in. His economic recovery plan, colloquially known as the bailout, seems to have prevented total collapse, but it’s left a bad taste behind with those who are well aware that, as usual, most big finance players are making out like bandits. Employment recovery lags, as it always does. -more-


Two Quagmires

Justin DeFreitas
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 12:07:00 PM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Thursday December 03, 2009 - 08:59:00 AM


Letters in Response to New York Times Article On the Campaign Against the Daily Planet

Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:00:00 AM

Editors, Daily Planet: -more-

A Response in Favor of BRT

By Roy Nakadegawa
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:01:00 AM

It is very disheartening to read what a UC Berkeley professor who teaches a class titled “Introduction to Environmental Science” wrote in a Nov. 19 commentary, “Bus Rapid Transit Feel Good Environmentalism,” which is fraught with lay comments and is not a knowledgeable article. -more-

BRT and the Noisy Minority

By Charles Siegel
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:02:00 AM

We know that Berkeley’s citizens support Bus Rapid Transit. Opponents of BRT made the mistake of putting measure KK on the ballot. When they circulated the initiative to get signatures, they said people should sign to stop BRT. When they ran their campaign, they said people should vote Yes on KK to stop BRT. -more-

BRT Letters

Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:02:00 AM


The Death of A Public Law School

By Benjamin Eisenberg
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:03:00 AM

The University of California Berkeley Law School is poised to become the most expensive publicly owned law school in the world. Over the next two years, fees will increase by 32 percent. That means that California students will soon pay almost $52,000 a year in tuition, only a few thousand less than equivalent private law schools. Out-of-state students will pay the same as if they had gone to Harvard or Yale. -more-

Oakland Rezoning Process Off the Rails

By Robert Brokl
Thursday December 03, 2009 - 09:04:00 AM

Oakland’s flawed zoning update process lurches ahead, but it’s now clear the Planning Commission and City Council will have the final say. Citizen participation has been misused or unwelcome. -more-