Here’s how you should vote on Berkeley’s four city measures

CITY AFFAIRS: This November, city measures address key issues ranging from housing to rent control. Here’s our take.

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The Berkeley ballot for this midterm election takes on some of the city’s most pertinent issues, ranging from affordable housing to infrastructure improvements. Here’s The Daily Californian editorial board’s take on the city of Berkeley’s four proposed measures.
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Rest in pieces

Overconsumption

The first time I saw her was just after graduation. My sorority house was abandoned as women fled home for the summer. In their wake was the little yellow Mason jar, left abandoned in the drying rack of the kitchen.
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Berkeley community must take action to reach zero waste goals

Every year, piles of trash are left on Berkeley streets when students move in or move out, polluting neighborhoods and stormwater. It also is a massive waste of money and resources. During this time, students collectively trash millions of dollars of still-usable consumer goods. This is lost wealth that could
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A look into California’s drought

On the third floor of University Hall, there’s a stall in the women’s restroom with a sign on the outside that reads: Low Frequency Flush Stall. Below the text, an image of a giant drop of water juxtaposes against a green recycling sign. The sign gives users the option to
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Save water: ban lawns

The city of Berkeley and the university have reacted to our current severe drought conditions by enacting new water conservation policy. In a February memo from the office of the mayor and the City Council, Berkeley has called for a 10 percent reduction in water consumption, and the university has
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