Daily Archives: March 2, 2010


The Berkeley Wire 3.2.10

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Video: Watch the dance party turn violent

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As the nationwide March 4th protests against cuts to public education grow near, groups around the state are trying to get the word out. In Berkeley, UC students plan to hold a rally at noon and teachers in the Berkeley Unified School district plan to march on Martin Luther King Street after school lets out. There will be rallies in San Francisco, Sacramento and around the state.

After violence erupted at UC Berkeley on February 26, many people are … Continue reading »

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Oakland dismayed at cut from NBC’s “Parenthood”

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It turns out Oakland, not Berkeley, was the original setting for NBC’s new drama Parenthood, premiering tonight. And the lovely people of the city next door are not happy that Oakland will miss out on the prime time exposure.

The lines in the pilot episode, “Berkeley is a living hell! I’m not moving there!” originally were “Oakland is a living hell! I’m not moving there!”

This scoop comes from CJ Hirschfield, the executive director of Children’s … Continue reading »

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Comment: Why the Black Out was black

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Commenting on our post about the silent protest held by black students on campus yesterday, reader s z underwood wrote “It’s a pity and perhaps a sign of increasing Balkanization on our college campuses that this was apparently not a multi-racial or integrated group expressing their common outrage. All people of good conscience deplore racist acts. It seems to me this protest would have been a more powerful statement if a broad spectrum of students had together as a … Continue reading »

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Big Screen Berkeley: Pick of the flicks

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If you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned drama bereft of flashy gimmicks and nausea-inducing shaky-cam, you may want to plan on spending the evening of Thursday March 4 at Pacific Film Archive. The Archive will be screening director Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments, a Scandinavian co-production with primary funding supplied by Copenhagen’s Final Cut Productions.

Troell is best known for his pastoral tales of Swedish immigrant life in late nineteenth century Minnesota, The Emigrants and The New Land, which … Continue reading »

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