The Berkeley City Council is going to vote on whether there's a glut of memorial benches around these parts. In a city with a palpable homeless problem, infrastructure weaknesses (as Adam likes to point out, University Avenue -- a major city street -- is not slated to be repaved until 2010), and various other dilemmas, it's nice to know where the City Council's priorities lie: Up their (and our collective) asses.
I'm a writer and storyteller in Berkeley, CA. If you're wondering where that is, follow the smell of patchouli and skunkweed. There you'll find me with my kickass husband, gorgeous little boy, and manic Lab-Australian Shepherd mix pups. I'm represented by Miriam Altshuler of DeFiore & Co., but of course, my views are my own.