Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

UC Berkeley

Black students hold silent protest on campus

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About 200 black students at UC Berkeley stood in silent protest for over two hours at Sather Gate on campus today in reaction to racial incidents at UC San Diego last week, according to a report by Bay Area News Group tonight.

Read more here.

Update: In the comments, reader s z underwood points to coverage in UC San Diego’s Guardian student newspaper which includes what appears to be an apology from one of the students involved in … Continue reading »

UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Wire 3.1.10

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‘Lone Star in the People’s Republic: Off leash’

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By now, gentle reader, you have no doubt found it tedious and predictable, these clear juxtapositions of seeing the world in such black and white, Texan vs. Berkeley terms. So I would like to devote this column to a place of tail-wagging communion between the two republics.

There are few moments I feel more at home than walking dogs in Tilden Park on the fire trail. Normally rushed and clipped interactions become leisurely and intimate. And how could … Continue reading »


Scott Rosenberg in conversation with Jon Carroll

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Looking for a little stimulus of the mind this evening? Perhaps a laugh too. Jon Carroll, he of the daily, eminently readable, Chronicle column, will be “in conversation” with Scott Rosenberg at the Berkeley Rep tonight at 7pm.

Rosenberg (pictured left), author of Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What it’s Becoming and Why it Matters, is a prolific blogger as well as co-founder of Salon Media Group and Salon.com. Hi current projects include MediaBugs which aims to be … Continue reading »

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Berkeley is the star of new NBC drama ‘Parenthood’

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“Berkeley is a living hell. I’m not moving there!”

Such biting words, uttered by a malcontented teenager. But they are not real. They occur on TV. In a new drama.

The city of Berkeley will get prime time exposure starting Tuesday night when NBC airs its new drama, Parenthood. It tells the story about the extended Braverman family who live in Berkeley. One daughter, Lauren Graham, (who played the much beloved mother in Gilmore Girls) moves from Fresno to … Continue reading »

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L.A. Times takes Gourmet Ghetto edible walking tour

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In the travel section of yesterday’s L.A. Times, writer Nancy Hoyt Belcher describes the three-hour walking tour she took of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto courtesy of one of Lisa Rogovin’s culinary excursions.

Belcher bit into Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk from the Cheese Board, full- and half-sour pickles from Saul’s, bought Sumatra Blue Batak from Peet’s and supped a glass of Merlot from Vintage Berkeley. She also took in the Juice Bar Collective on Vine (pictured above), … Continue reading »

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Elmwood Cafe makes an immediate impact

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It’s only day two at Elmwood Cafe, a newly opened French-style brasserie in the old Ozzie’s space on College, and the place is packed. Owner Michael Pearce says business has been great and he didn’t expect it.

He shouldn’t be so surprised. Elmwood locals have been monitoring the careful restoration of the old soda fountain for months — Ozzie’s was a much loved neighborhood institution and its closing and subsequent renovation was bound to trigger curiosity.

First came the expansion … Continue reading »

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Next step for Berkeleyside

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When we launched Berkeleyside in October last year, we had ambitions to develop it into a sustainable, valuable news site for Berkeley. Our strategy has been to improve it steadily, and plan on strong, organic growth of readership and community involvement in the site.

Today we’re taking an important next step with the introduction of advertising on Berkeleyside. We’re hugely grateful to our four initial sponsors: the Berkeley Rep, Carolyn Jones-Grubb Co, Alameda Victorians Realty and Continue reading »