.Judith Scherr

Sep 14, 2011

Fixing a Berkeley Eyesore

For a quarter-century, a rat-infested vacant lot at the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley has been a festering wound in...
Aug 10, 2011

Acupuncture for Detox

Two dozen people sit around long tables, slim needles protruding from their ears and foreheads; some close their eyes, others stare into the distance....
Jun 29, 2011

The Struggle for Berkeley’s Soul

For decades, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Berkeley was a liberal icon. Father Bill O'Donnell provided sanctuary at the church for Cesar...
Jun 15, 2011

Berkeley Overtime Debated

The Berkeley City Council is on the cusp of closing a $12 million budget deficit without decimating city services. However, a recent report by...
May 25, 2011

A Ban on Sitting?

Berkeley retailers hoped the problem of homeless people camping out in front of their stores would be solved when the city council approved the...
May 11, 2011

Hunger Strike for Ethnic Studies

Zoila Adaljiza Lara-Cea was sprawled on her stomach on a grassy knoll next to the UC Berkeley's chancellor's office last week under a makeshift...
May 4, 2011

Reacting to Guns at Berkeley High

Between January 10 and March 25, students brought four guns onto the Berkeley High School campus. An Oakland Technical High School student also had...
Apr 27, 2011

Rally Supports Libraries; Opposes Lawsuit

Berkeley’s library wars heated up Tuesday as some three dozen people, including four city council members, rallied at Old City Hall to support demolishing...