Since 2009, I’ve freelanced as a writer, photographer and data visualization designer. My work has appeared in publications in Humboldt County, the Bay Area and on websites across the Internet. In 2014, I started developing WordPress websites on the side, along with themes and plugins, some of which can be found in the Web Development […]
Gimme Props was late to the game in terms of ballot measure coverage (published the Friday before Election Day), but we got some cool press nonetheless. All of the UC Berkeley J-School hyperlocals published articles about the project. Berkeleyside, a Berkeley-based online news site, published a post and, most epic of all, the local CBS […]
Originally published on Berkeleyside. Zolia Lara-Cea considers UC Berkeley home, and the staff and faculty in the Ethnic Studies department family. On Tuesday, Lara-Cea, a third-year Ethnic Studies student, switched between studying material for an upcoming final and talking with joy about her long history with UC Berkeley outside of California Hall yesterday. Seven days […]
West Berkeley is not an industrial wasteland; it is beautiful. But you know the cliché: beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Published my first photo essay about West Berkeley, the city’s industrial district, on Berkeleyside. Please check it out!
After three marathon public hearings, a narrow majority of the Berkeley City Council supports lifting protections on zoning in West Berkeley.
The Berkeley City Council held the first of two public hearings Tuesday about proposed changes for West Berkeley that could drastically alter the landscape of the city’s economy in years to come.
Originally published on Berkeleyside The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to enter into a landmark agreement with a number of trade unions that would give Berkeley and Green Corridor workers top priority for most contracted city projects. The move has garnered the support of many local union workers who see the agreement as […]
As Berkeley prepares to form a new medical marijuana commission to draw up rules governing the growth of cannabis, it must decide whether recent threats of legal retribution by the Alameda County District Attorney will nix plans for large-scale cultivation facilities.
John Osborn moved from northern California to Berkeley in the late winter of 2010 and has been surprised by what he’s found: the wonders of BART, the diversity of people, the good food. John has been reporting on the issues of Humboldt County for years and will now be reporting on Berkeley for Berkeleyside. He will also be writing about his impressions of our city. Here is his first column: