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Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

March 25, 2014 | 11:08 am

Berkeley School Board Set to Slash Funding for Cooking and Gardening Program

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Faced with budget shortfalls, the Berkeley School District opts to cut cooking and gardening classes.

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News Pix: Rain! Olympics! Surveillance! Books! Dogs!

February 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

News Pix: Rain! Olympics! Surveillance! Books! Dogs!

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A ‘drought denter’ arrives as elsewhere, a large California contingent takes part in the Winter Games.

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Berkeley to Collect More Plastics in Curbside Collections

July 11, 2013 | 9:30 am

Berkeley to Collect More Plastics in Curbside Collections

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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.

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Looking for Patio Seating and Low Prices? Yelp Reviewers Say Berkeley’s the Place

July 10, 2013 | 1:02 pm

Looking for Patio Seating and Low Prices? Yelp Reviewers Say Berkeley’s the Place

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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.”

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Berkeley Schools Make Commitment to Recycling After Lagging Behind

June 17, 2013 | 3:15 pm

Berkeley Schools Make Commitment to Recycling After Lagging Behind

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Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Berkeley: A Conversation With Berkeleyside

June 23, 2011 | 4:30 pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Berkeley: A Conversation With Berkeleyside

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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 […]

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March 12, 2011 | 11:40 am

When the Tsunami Arrived in San Francisco Bay

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By way of the excellent Berkeleyside blog, some striking video—fascinating, not frightening—of a tsunami wave rolling past the Bay Bridge approach and into the Emeryville mudflats Friday morning:

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