Daily Archives: November 30, 2009

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.30.09

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Not what you usually find in Berkeley: Filipina boxing “sensation”

Ana Julaton
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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:

Tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton (5-1-1, 1 KO) will take part in a public media workout as she prepares for her second title shot set for December 4th at the HP Pavilion … Continue reading »

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Thanksgiving a thankstaking for Berkeley musician

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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.

Pete’s lost guitars represent not only his livelihood but also milestones in his musical evolution. They … Continue reading »

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The Claremont in gingerbread

Gingerbread house at the Claremont Hotel
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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.

Trust me, it’s big.

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Is there a fire in the hills?

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I’ve just seen the following tweet:

there is a huge white smoke plume in the Berkeley Hills which has grown larger over the past 10 minutes. A fire? Anyone know about this?

Any Berkeleyside readers see or know anything?