For Scandinavian students visiting the Bay Area, 91-year-old Sigvor Hamre Thornton’s Berkeley home is a near universal destination. “Mother Norway” has hosted dozens of students, including a crown prince.
When a mountain lion appeared in downtown Berkeley last August, it sparked debates in many communities about how police should respond. Shrinking habitat is pushing mountain lions into urban areas.
On Election Day, voters approved a number of local marijuana taxes, which may bring simmering tensions between California and federal drug laws to a boil.
It was a bittersweet end to an exciting few months for would-be Mountain View City Council member and Google employee, Aaron Jabbari.