The Ecology Center announced today that it will now collect more types of plastic items, expanding its curbside collection and processing to handle things like dairy tubs, tupperware, vitamin bottles, plastic cups and trays.
A new Yelp feature called Wordmap offers a window into the stereotypes of Berkeley neighborhoods. Wordmap shows heat maps that “(show) density of keywords used in Yelp reviews to reveal fascinating patterns of local discovery.” Users can choose from 14 major cities, which each have their own set of keywords. San Francisco’s Wordmap, explored in detail by Inside Scoop SF, has a range of keywords, from “hipster” to “noodles” to “bacon.”
Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years.
In the first installment of a series in which we check in with local news sites and blogs, I talked to journalist Frances Dinkelspiel, who runs the Berkeleyside site with Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel. We chatted about the city’s financial situation, its outsized influence in the Bay Area and even the country, its thriving […]