Berkeleyside is a pioneering independent digital news platform in Berkeley, California, reporting on Berkeley and the East Bay. The award winning publication was founded in October 2009 by journalists Frances Dinkelspiel, Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel. In 2020, the Berkeleyside founders, together with Tasneem Raja, created Cityside, a nonprofit, civic journalism organization that publishes both Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside online publications.

I have been writing a regular business column for Berkeleyside called Shop Talk since 2016, a twice monthly report of openings, closings and other changes in the retail and general business community. It has been my pleasure to connect with local merchants and small businesses and have the opportunity to share their personal stories with readers. The column is currently on suspension due to Covid-19. I look forward to resuming the column in the near future. Please view a few selections from the drop-down menu and visit the Berkeleyside website for more information about this important community resource.

To view ALL articles I have written for Berkeleyside, access my indexed page here.


Read Shop Talk 1

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