Opinion

Editorials

Let's Hear It for the California Coastal Commission, Still Working After All These Years

By Becky O'Malley
Wednesday August 17, 2011 - 11:41:00 AM

Anyone who’s in doubt about the role and the value of governmental regulation should have been at last week’s meeting of the California Coastal Commission in Watsonville last week. -more-


Cartoons

Cartoon Page: Odd Bodkins, BOUNCE

Thursday August 18, 2011 - 04:54:00 PM

Public Comment

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday August 17, 2011 - 12:51:00 PM

Approaching Anniversary; Perry Exposed; Foggy Day; Immigration -more-


Amplified Music Permits in Residential Neighborhoods Produce Amplified Problems for Neighbors

By Cynthia Hallock
Tuesday August 16, 2011 - 10:11:00 PM

I think the public is unaware that the City of Berkeley is profiting by issuing amplified outdoor music permits for large annual private parties in R1 residential areas, even if the neighbors in closest proximity object. -more-


We Can All Save KPFA Together

By Akio Tanaka
Wednesday August 17, 2011 - 11:47:00 AM

The crisis that KPFA faced in the fall of 2010 was insolvency.

Between 2001 and 2006, there was a dramatic increase in listener support due to the expanding economy and interest in the Iraq-Afghan War. KPFA added many paid staff during this same period; however, between 2007 and 2010 listener support declined dramatically as the whole economy crashed. -more-


UC Planning Students Express Their Opinions on Berkeley Issues

Tuesday August 16, 2011 - 10:01:00 PM

Editor’s Note: These opinion essays were written as a class assignment in U.C. Berkeley’s City Planning 110, taught by Ricardo G. Huerta Nino, a graduate student at the Goldman School of Public Policy. They are published as submitted to the Planet by the authors, who are undergraduates at UCB. -more-


President Obama's Lack of an Energy Policy

By Jack Bragen
Wednesday August 17, 2011 - 12:31:00 PM

It is frustrating to watch President Obama floundering in office, when he could be taking some simple steps to make his presidency a better one; in the process it would also make life better for most people. Obama went into office with the promise of hope. Do you remember the T-shirt logo of his profile with the word “hope” underneath? -more-