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Email tax may slice spam and scams out of inboxes

Gordon Wozniak

A Berkeley city councilman has proposed a tiny levy on senders of large batches of unwanted time-wasters. The most courageous politician in California — probably the nation — is a Berkeley city councilman, Gordon Wozniak.


Books of The Times: ‘Telegraph Avenue’ by Michael Chabon

Telegraph Avenue

The title of Michael Chabon’s pungent new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” refers, of course, to the famous Telegraph Avenue that bridges Berkeley and Oakland, Calif., that frisky, clamorous thoroughfare so identified, since the 1960s, with the counterculture and community life.


Oil spill mars UC Berkeley's BP-funded research

BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fueling opposition to the University of California, Berkeley's research partnership with ...


Kidnapped Woman Resurfaces

Kidnapped Woman Resurfaces

The father of Phillip Garrido, suspected of kidnapping an 11-year-old South Lake Tahoe girl 18 years ago, said today his son had a long history of drug use and mental problems.


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