Tracey Taylor, Berkeleyside

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Past articles by Tracey:

Wisteria hysteria! Berkeley breaks out in beautiful show of seasonal color

While its beautiful blooms and heavenly scent is always a splendid mood booster, wisteria is particularly welcome this year as we see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. → Read More

Live Oak Community Center in North Berkeley reopens after $6M revamp

Work at the site included a seismic retrofit and maintenance upgrades, as well as other improvements, and was funded by the Measure T1 bond. → Read More

Alameda County, Berkeley, now in COVID-19 red tie. Many businesses cleared to operate indoors

Restaurants, museums, movie theaters and gyms can reopen indoor operations at reduced capacity, starting March 10. → Read More

Berkeleyside wins 3 journalism awards, including for Nosh food coverage

SPJ NorCal honored Berkeleyside's food coverage, feature reporting and longform storytelling during its annual journalism awards. → Read More

Best Berkeley nature stories of 2020

Nature played it both ways in 2020. Devastating wildfires were distressing, but the great outdoors also provided a balm for the anxieties wrought by a challenging year. → Read More

It wasn't all grim: 10 good Berkeley news stories from 2020

2020 was a very difficult year, but amid the gloom there were bright spots. Here are 10 Berkeley good news stories. → Read More

10 Berkeley restaurants that closed because of COVID-19

Sales plummeted. Some ran out of money. Others couldn't cope with a rent hike or took early retirement. Thanks for the memories all. → Read More

After 37 years beloved Berkeley mail carrier retires but he's leaving a mark

Fraijo, who drove 1 million miles on the job without having an accident, leaves a legacy that, though unknown to many, is civic and creative. → Read More

Berkeleyside is hiring — looking for a new editor-in-chief

Berkeleyside's new editor-in-chief will lead its pioneering nonprofit newsroom to new heights in its second decade. → Read More

Cityside named Publisher of the Year by local news nonprofit LIONs

Cityside, parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, was recognized for excellent coverage and the vision it's built for its role in the communities it serves. → Read More

Fire in RV in Northwest Berkeley spreads to two adjacent homes

Two homes in Northwest Berkeley were rendered uninhabitable after an RV parked nearby caught fire in the early hours of Nov. 22. → Read More

The day after: downtown building still smoldering after biggest fire since 2011

The fire at 2067 University Ave. was still active Sunday morning and fire crews expect to be on scene for at least the next two days. → Read More

Six-alarm fire breaks out in downtown Berkeley; no injuries reported

Firefighters responded to a six-alarm fire in downtown Berkeley on Saturday at a building under construction. No injuries were reported. → Read More

First responders tackle fire in 1700 block of 8th Street in West Berkeley

Smoke and flames from the fire that broke out some time after 8 p.m. Wednesday night could be seen from miles around. → Read More

Berkeley-bred Kamala Harris makes history as new vice president-elect

Berkeley's diversity and progressive values helped shape a leader that stands for equality, empowerment, said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. → Read More

See how Berkeley zip codes are donating to Biden and Trump

Berkeleyans have donated $5.1M to the presidential campaigns, 98% to one candidate, and over half has come from two of the city's zip codes. → Read More

Earthquake shakes Berkeley awake — first report puts it at Magnitude 2.7

Described as a "rumble rumble bump," the quake's epicenter was in the hills near the Berkeley-Oakland border. → Read More

What are the issues you care about in your neighborhood?

Berkeleyside will ask candidates running for local election about what matters to you. → Read More

Berkeley will open drive-through COVID-19 test site

The city of Berkeley is opening a drive-through COVID-19 test site on Friday at the North Berkeley BART station, where, after making an appointment online, people can do a self-administered mouth swab test and get results as quickly as within two days. The test site is run by Curative Inc., which has been operating several temporary walk-up sites in Berkeley. Make an appointment online for the… → Read More

"Orange is the new bleak" — Photos of what Berkeley looked like this morning

The ominous, apocalyptic skies that greeted Berkeley today, caused by smoke from the August Complex fires, was captured by many in eerie, almost unbelievable photographs. → Read More