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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 »


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 »


Due to the callings of lemon infused chicken, the Clog was unable to stay for the entirety of last night’s City Council meeting, which involved placing a pool measure on the fall ballot. What we were able to catch however, were debates over street names and baseball analogies: read more »


Our final installment in the Clog’s three part series on our Berkeley City Council members and their positions on the sit-lie measure (and our final irrelevant Star Wars photo for your viewing pleasure): read more »


The Clog isn’t one to attend City Council meetings, but we’re so upset over the sit-lie measure that the Force itself couldn’t have stopped us from going last night (trust us, the Star Wars references are definitely relevant). What we were met with was absolute chaos and entertainment you simply can’t buy. The evening began civilly enough, but eventually devolved into a shouting match that left us fearing for our lives. The crowd was just about ready to storm the Bastille as the Jedi High Council Berkeley City Council fought amongst themselves and then, with Samuel L. Jackson impersonations manifesting themselves, exhaustion settled over the room and the measure was placed on the ballot. Cue cries of “Shame on you!”

Here’s the Clog’s recap of last night’s events: read more »

Things are looking good for our favorite West Berkeley eatery, 900 Grayson.

A couple months ago, we reported that Grayson was producing delicious brunch despite the loss of its chef while facing hurdles from the city in its quest to extend its hours for dinner.

But after having yet another delicious Saturday brunch there today, we learned form one of the proprietors that the restaurant hopes to open for dinner in June.

We also couldn’t help but notice Councilmember Linda Maio’s presence yet again at 900 Grayson, eating at the same table at which we saw her two months ago.

The Clog applauds Maio’s excellent taste, which we’re pretty sure doesn’t hurt Grayson’s dinner prospects.

We’ll keep you apprised of any new Grayson dinner developments.