Daily Archives: March 8, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 3.8.10

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UC students help avert a death sentence

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Six students at UC Berkeley Law department helped to convert a potential death sentence into a life sentence for a mentally ill Virginia man who faced capital murder charges for his role in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and brother. Justin Slater, 24, will now be eligible for parole at age 60.

Working within the Death Penalty Clinic under staff attorney Kate Weisburd, students Tess Hand-Bender, Stephanie Clark, Raghav Krishnapriyan, Joe Goldstein-Breyer, Ellen Rheaume and Sarah Ihn reviewed hundreds of … Continue reading »

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Opening: Marc Riboud photography

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This Friday, March 12th, sees the official opening of the “Marc Riboud Photographs” exhibition at the Graduate School of Journalism Center for Photography at UC Berkeley.

Marc Riboud is considered one of the great photojournalists of the 20th century. He joined the Magnum photo agency in Paris in the early 1950s and traveled extensively, working with Magnum founders Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.

His skill in capturing fleeting moments in life through powerful compositions, already apparent, was to serve … Continue reading »

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Real estate

Date set for appeal on Mitch Kapor’s Rose St home

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The appeal against the city-approved plan to build a new, contemporary home at 2707 Rose Street will be presented in a hearing on April 27. The authors of the appeal have just seven minutes to make their case.

The appeal concerns the application made by Lotus founder Mitch Kapor to build a new 6,478 sq ft home, and 10-car garage, on the property he owns at 2707 Rose Street in north Berkeley. Berkeleyside broke the … Continue reading »

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Yee named District’s Woman of the Year

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Berkeley’s Mable Yee, founder of EngageHer.org, has been named Woman of the Year from Assembly District 14 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner. Yee founded EngageHer.org, a national organization developing leadership skills among multicultural girls and women using conferences and workshops as well as digital technologies and social media. Engage Her is launching two campaigns this year – to support participation in the census and a fight obesity program in alignment with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move.

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