After 13 years, I am stepping down from the Berkeley news site I co-founded, Berkeleyside

After 13.5 wild and wonderful years, I am leaving Berkeleyside, The Oaklandside and Cityside to pursue new writing opportunities. To say I am proud of having helped create a news provider with 2 news sites and 25 employees would be an understatement. I will miss the wonderful crew, but I am confident they will continue to deliver excellent journalism to the East Bay. See the story that accompanied my departure.

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  1. Claudia Loy on July 24, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Frances, just finished readingā€¯Tangeled Vinesā€¯. Very much enjoyed the read. I may suggest it for my Book Club. But I looked up anything on Mark Anderson to see if he was still alive and I could not find any articles about him period. Do you know if he is still alive? Thank you for any info you can share.

  2. Frances Dinkelspiel on August 1, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Mark Anderson is still alive and serving a jail sentence at Terminal Island.

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