The Cal Bears in a bewildering variety of sports, sure. Kite flyers at Cesar Chavez Park. Lycra-clad pelotons up the wazoo toiling up Claremont canyon. There’s no shortage of sporting folk to see in Berkeley. But I didn’t expect this:
Pete Madsen’s Thanksgiving weekend ended abruptly this morning when he discovered three precious guitars were stolen from his music studio at 3501 Adeline Street. A working musician, writer, and teacher, Pete performs frequently throughout the Bay Area and teaches finger-style guitar at the 5th String. Audiences see his early blues, ragtime, and slide guitar performances frequently at Berkeley’s restaurants and coffeehouses.
Thanksgiving is just a brief memory away and now it is time for Christmas. The Claremont Hotel has put up an enormous gingerbread house in its lobby to usher in the holiday season. This picture is deceptive because it doesn’t show how large the house it.
I’ve just seen the following tweet:
The New York Times today takes a look at the controversy surrounding The Berkeley Daily Planet and its attitude toward Jews and Israel.
If you are looking for something to do with your children this weekend – or you enjoy musicals – check out The Wizard of Oz at the Julia Morgan Theater on College Avenue in Berkeley.
A number of Berkeleyside’s contributors are flying today to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, so posting here will be light to non-existent.
The city of Berkeley traditionally has acted as though its downtown bore no relation to UC, despite their shared border. The university repaid the favor by treating downtown like a back alley, necessary but of little note.
Here is the complete text of the email Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s sent today to the UC Berkeley community:
Last week, Berkeley High’s School Governance Council rejected a controversial schedule change. If you thought that was the end of the matter, you might be wrong.
Former Berkeley police chief Douglas Hambleton (above) will be recognized for his distinguished community service at a meeting tonight at which Oakland’s newly crowned police chief, Anthony Batts, will talk about his plans for the city.
When Marion Rosen opened the Rosen Method Center in Berkeley in 1980, almost 30 years ago, she had no idea her theory about gently manipulating the body to release stress and unresolved memories would become a global force.
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