So you learned the Time Warp dance and your classic Cal chants at CalSO, most of which you’ve forgotten at this point — solid. But there’s one thing you’re missing: The Daily Clog. Rather than shamelessly self-plug, we’ll provide you with a guide of a few useful things that they failed to mention to you at orientation. Find them useful, procreate and then thank us later. read more »

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The last irrelevant Star Wars photo of the summer

When the Clog chanced upon its first Berkeley City Council meeting this summer, we were expecting it to be a bunch of boring white men talking about boring white men problems. What we weren’t expecting was a spectacle worth missing Taco Tuesdays for.

The Clog would like to thank the characters of City Council and the public commentators for making this summer a memorable one, and for forcing us to sweat immeasurable amounts in that stuffy old room. Here’s our recap of the best and worst moments of Berkeley City Council, summer 2012: read more »

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The Oakland Planning Commission approved Safeway’s plans for expansion, undoubtedly pissing off the Berkeley City Council. At the July 17 meeting, council members declared the Safeway plans a “monster project”, and were united in opposition. But since Safeway is in Oakland, albeit on the Berkeley-Oakland border, the BCC was powerless to stop it. Beware BCC, the monsters are coming. Two-story monsters, that is. To read more details of the plan itself, check here.


A mock-up of what the transformation will look like

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1. erostrend under Creative Commons

2. Lowney Architecture, Courtesy

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It’s official folks, Kriss Worthington will be running for mayor this fall. Kdubs announced his candidacy at noon today, saying that he would be running on a platform emphasizing transparency and buzzword buzzword. read more »


According to BCC, this is what Safeway could turn into — a monster

Well, last night’s Berkeley City Council meeting was a lot less exciting than the previous week’s debacle. Big deal things happened, but the crowd was sparse and the Clog even ended up leaving early due to utter boredom. We guess it can’t be a full-blown Broadway musical every time. Here’s a quick recap: read more »


So it’s a Tuesday night, and you’ve got a nice cold beer in your hand. You flip on your computer to watch the free entertainment that is the Berkeley City Council meetings, but in the back of your mind, you wish that you were out with your friends bringin’ down the house on Taco Tuesday.

Wish no more — it’s bout time you turn BCCM Tuesdays into your own version of Taco Tuesday. Here’s the Clog’s official Berkeley City Council drinking game: read more »


After a long wait for the sit-lie issue to begin at last night’s City Council meeting, the public comments section ended with a dramatic adjournment when the crowd broke out into song and dance. As opposed to the first meeting over sit-lie, where the atmosphere in the room was charged with anger and hysteria, last night was simply … bizarre. Here’s a full recap: read more »


If you’re not already aware of the fabulously named Sunshine Ordinance, a proposal on the November ballot that would set new meeting and agenda requirements for the Berkeley City Council, it’s about time you get enLIGHTened (oh, the pun potential!). It’s general aim and purpose is more transparency, more buzzword buzzword and all that good stuff.

Best part? It creates a Sunshine Commission to ensure the ordinance is implemented. Angry people on a cheery committee doesn’t bode too well. read more »


Alas, the armored vehicle that was to come to Berkeley is no longer being pursued by Berkeley, Albany and UCPD. Say bye bye to your new toy, officers. The people have spoken and the administrators have reacted. read more »


Spotted: at District 3 council member Max Anderson’s re-election campaign kick-off party, Kriss Worthington graced us all with an ode to his CCM buddy.

Lines include such gems as “Max has accomplished so much for housing, jobs and youth. But the greatest to me, the greatest of all, is that he still speaks the truth.”

Aww, city council love is just too great, when these kids are this cute, how can we hate?

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