Berkeley should work for everybody

Berkeley needs some change and needs it fast! In Berkeley’s effort to live in the past, we are not addressing the issues of increasing homelessness, crime and bike and pedestrian safety — not to mention the decay of Telegraph Avenue and other Downtown areas. As the City Council wastes its Read More…

The left is wrong

The Democratic Party has tragically gone insane, and it now promotes policies based on falsehood and the neurotic political correctness of national suicide. Democrats have no interest in protecting the security and affordability of the human food supply, no interest in protecting our own borders from invasion, no interest in Read More…

Berkeley now does not compare to memories of Berkeley then

am writing this because I am now sad and not impressed with the current students at Berkeley. Why haven’t the students continued with the Berkeley heritage of standing up and trying to protest wrong actions from their government? Our country has been involved in another wasteful, unjustified war for more than 10 years now, and I have not heard about protests at Berkeley or any other university to the degree that the 1960s students protested. Read More…

Whither Berkeley?

Whither Berkeley? Will Berkeley be Berkeley, or will Berkeley become just another street sign on the East Bay strip of cities running from Richmond to Fremont? Do you recall “Berkeley: The Athens of the West”? Is that gone? Will Berkeley become the west Walnut Creek or the east San Francisco? Are these things to aspire to? Read More…

Establish carbon tax on fossil fuels

Sophie Mattson wrote about a Berkeley proposal to require climate change warning labels on gas pumps. It reminded me of a 1983 New York City law requiring establishments selling alcohol to post signs warning pregnant women that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause birth defects. Alcohol industries worried the signs Read More…

Residents of West Berkeley still fuming over services

The shallowness of the recent news article describing the conflict between neighborhood residents and the massive Lehigh Hanson Asphalt Plant in West Berkeley was deeply disappointing. A few quotes from opposing sides, mixed with the self-serving platitudes from local politicians, did not result in a meaningful story. The article totally Read More…