Moving On After Berkeley Turns Down Measure C

By Becky O'Malley
Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 09:40:00 AM

Now that the dust has settled after the Measure C vote, it’s time to figure out what happened and how to get a better result.Many theories have been forwarded this way, several of which might be labeled “conspiracy”, but the most persuasive is this one, from my friend Antonio Rossmann, environmental attorney, father of two Willard students, enthusiastic athlete and yes, ardent architectural preservationist too: -more-

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Is the Mayor Composting His Downtown Plan?

Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 03:20:00 PM

So, it looks like Mayor Bates is planning to substitute a Green Waffle, or perhaps a Trojan Horse, for the draft of the Downtown Plan which he and staff fronted in February. Slipped into Monday’s agenda for the Agenda Committee Meeting [for non-insiders: this is where the pre-council-meeting deals go down] was this peculiarly bifurcated item: -more-


Odd Bodkins: The Bunny

Dan O'Neill
Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 02:21:00 PM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 03:45:00 PM

Measure C; Who’s to Blame?; Midwives in Peril; Cost of Doing Business; Mind the Meter Maids (and Men);Alaska Project Danger to Wildlife; Why 2/3 Vote? Scorched Earth policy by Pro-C Proponents Drained the Pool Measure of Life; Birgenau Puff Piece; BP Responsible; Dealing with Hamas; Gates Foundation Grants; BP Should Clean Up What it Messed Up; Why Should Israel Feel Embarrassed?; Leadership -more-

Remembering Rachel Corrie

By Ralph E. Stone
Sunday June 13, 2010 - 08:19:00 PM

The Irish-owned MV Rachel Corrie is one of the ships in the international aid Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was attacked by Israeli naval forces on May 31, 2010. On June 5, Israeli forces seized the ship. -more-

Betty and Helen Take Center Stage

By Matthew Surrence
Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 07:39:00 AM

For those of us in the Boomers and older group who couldn’t tell Spidey from Speidi, a funny thing happened in the media forum this spring. Two gals pushing ninety have taken center stage. -more-

Saving Public Education is Crucial

By David Esler
Saturday June 12, 2010 - 08:52:00 PM

I reading the Planet’s report on the failure of Measure C to rehab Berkeley’s public swimming pools, a phrase in Measure C supporter Robert Collier’s statement jumped out at me, to wit: “...will we also allow our public education to crumble and decay?” -more-