The week’s news in photos from around the Bay.
Faced with budget shortfalls, the Berkeley School District opts to cut cooking and gardening classes.
The West Berkeley firm, in operation for 80 years, hopes to avoid layoffs as it reorganizes debt.
Berkeley City Council voted to increase garbage collection rates by 25 percent.
City says it needs to get rid of rodents overrunning bayside park because of water-quality concerns.
Berkeley will hold its first big Black History Month event on Saturday.
A ‘drought denter’ arrives as elsewhere, a large California contingent takes part in the Winter Games.
Funding cuts could shut down the district’s innovative garden and cooking program — a national model.