Opinion

Editorials

They're Running Against Teley--Again...

By Becky O'Malley
Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 05:13:00 PM

If incumbent Berkeley Councilmember Kriss Worthington loses this election, I’ll have to finally conclude that Telegraph Avenue deserves what it gets. Candidates have been running against Telegraph Avenue for thirty years, and it still makes no sense to do so. -more-


The Editor's Back Fence

Berkeley Daily Planet Election Recommendations

Friday October 22, 2010 - 03:59:00 PM

Okay, folks, it’s crunch time. Those of you who are sure of what you’re doing might already have voted, along with a lot of others who just like to get it out of the way. But for anyone who’s still agonizing about how to vote, Hurry Up, Please—It’s Time.

To help you out, here’s what we think. -more-


VOTE NOW on Measure R Sam Zell Cartoon Contest Entries! All Entries Now Posted with Printable Version

Monday October 25, 2010 - 04:25:00 PM

Check out these cartoons, and then send your email vote for the best one to election@berkeleydailyplanet.com Voting will be open through election day, November 2, and the winner will be announced on November 3. Click here to print all 5 cartoons on one page. Then you can give them out to others or post in a public place to attract new voters. [Note: we made a mistake with the link when we first posted this, so your email might have bounced. Please try again if you voted early.] -more-


Now Read This: A Selection of Links of Interest to Berkeley and Environs

Thursday October 21, 2010 - 10:16:00 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, sharpen your pencils. The second report on who's paying for Yes on Measure R has been filed. No, it's not the Sierra Club. Here's a couple of easy ones: PG&E is in for $5,000, Patrick Kennedy for $1,000. Who can identify the rest? The first completed game card wins a free subscription to the Berkeley Daily Planet. -more-


Cartoons

Cartoon Page: Odd Bodkins, BOUNCE

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 10:10:00 AM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:13:00 PM
Visual Blight on Berkeley's Solano Avenue

Visual Blight on Berkeley's Solano Avenue
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Is Berkeley Off the Hook?

By Marvin X
Wednesday October 27, 2010 - 10:28:00 AM

In less than a week, several young black men have been arrested for major crimes and/or slain on the streets of Berkeley. While this is a regular occurrence in nearby Oakland and Richmond, Berkeley has apparently caught the virus of a rapidly deteriorating socio-economic order. Last week four young men we are familiar with were arrested for armed robbery. Since they had the bright idea to rob white people, their crimes will probably be enhanced, maybe even considered a hate crime. They were students of teachers at Berkeley Continuation High School or B-Tech and known by their teachers as very nice young men. The teachers even wrote positive comments about them in the San Francisco Chronicle after reading comments from whites describing them as black beasts who should be put under the jail. -more-


Library Trustees Rubber-Stamp Costly New RFID System

By Gene Bernardi
Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 10:12:00 PM


Friday October 15, 2010, a few people received notice (just 3 days after receiving a notice that the Board of Trustees regular meeting of October 13th was cancelled) that BOLT would hold a special meeting Monday October 18, 2010 with the only Action Item: “A. Contract: BIBLIOTECA, Inc., Self-Check…” This is a contract to replace the five year old $2.5 million* Checkpoint Radio Frequency I.D. (RFID) system with a new RFID self-check system for $447,000 and growing. -more-