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A Berkeley couple is at the center of the federal trial to determine same-sex couples’ right to marry which kicked off today in San Francisco.
The controversy over the proposed elimination of 0 and 7th period science labs at Berkeley High has brought the school’s governance issues into the spotlight. Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Bill Huyett will attend a meeting with parents next Tuesday, January 19, to both explain his views and to solicit feedback.
The decennial national census is important to ensure proper representation and disbursement of federal funds. Census data directly affects how $400 billion yearly in federal funding is apportioned. Participation in the census — which will take place in March this year — is mandatory.
Capra-corn: ever since 1946’s It’s a Wonderful Life morphed into an American pop culture staple, that’s the pejorative term often used to describe the work of director Frank Capra. Pacific Film Archive is doing its part to put the term out to pasture with their new series, Before “Capraesque” (the preferred label for admirers of the Sicilian-born director’s homey, sentimental style), which focuses on the silent and pre-Code features that preceded his later commercial successes.
The 2010 horse-racing season began in late December at Golden Gate Fields, with the next significant live race scheduled for Martin Luther King Day.