It's time to subscribe to the Times

     It's time to subscribe to the Berkeley Times, and to support Berkeley's hometown printed newspaper. Regular production of Berkeley Times commenced in October 2010, and now being published twice each month, the newspaper is in its third volume. You won't find it online, instead look for it at finer bookstores (e.g., Pegasus Shattuck & Solano, Mrs. Dalloways, Moe's). Or subscribe, and it will be delivered to your front door by a Berkeley youth.

     In each printed edition, readers will discover local stories about what matters most to citizens: the education of its children, the safety and conditions of its streets, its homes and its parks, prep sports, and the local art scene. And rather than emphasizing argument and opinion, Berkeley Times will emphasize the people of this community -- those that co-create this amazing town each day.

     An independent newspaper, Berkeley Times will be entertaining, humor-filled and kid-friendly; after all, this paper is especially intended to attract young and old readers. Overall, the tone will be warm and friendly and remind readers why they love living here.

     Though Berkeley Times does have a website, news stories will not be published online. For that reason, non-subscribers seeking the news of Berkeley or a specific story must find a printed copy – or better yet, subscribe.

     For the 24 editions published each year, the BASIC subscription price is $50. However, Berkeley Times will require even greater financial support from those who can afford an even greater contribution. Though the demands on individuals to contribute will be relatively modest, the payoffs to the community will be immense – if everyone contributes something.

     As our children grow and thrive reading about themselves in their local newspaper, they will come to know one of the most extraordinary communities in the world – one struggling to live in grace as it strives to provide excellent education for all. Overall, Berkeley Times is about growth and learning, about creating community – it’s really about love.