Daily Archives: March 10, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 3.10.10

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Find your inner geek at LHS’ “Geek Out”

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Are you a secret geek? Or a science lover? Then the Lawrence Hall of Science’s “Geek Out”, happening tonight, may be the place for you.

Every few months the Lawrence Hall of Science hosts an adults-only evening posing different scientific questions. The March 10 evening is billed as a “seismic challenge,” where participants can learn what goes into building a structure that can resist earthquakes. People will be able to create their own structures and put them on … Continue reading »

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Breaking: Berkeley High principal Slemp to retire

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Jim Slemp, principal of Berkeley High School, said today he plans to retire at the end of this school year. The announcement was made at this morning’s public announcements at the school.

Slemp has been at the center of this year’s controversy over the future of extra time for science labs at BHS. He proposed in December to eliminate the 0 and 7th period science labs and reallocate the funds to “equity grants”, designed to narrow the large … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

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Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the comments.

Photo by Tracey Taylor.


Berkeley bus routes and schedules set to change

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On Sunday, March 28 AC Transit will implement major service changes to its bus routes and schedules in Berkeley. The changes will reduce service overall by 8.4% and are the result of reduced state funding, declining sales tax revenue and “other economic factors”. In a nutshell, these are the changes to Berkeley bus routes:

New: 25, 49, 51B, 52 Discontinued: 9, 15, 19, 51, 52L, 79 Routes significantly changed: 7, 88, F

On Thursday, March 18, AC Transit will staff … Continue reading »

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Berkeley prisoners in Iran phone home

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The three UC Berkeley graduates held in Iran were allowed to phone their relatives for the first time on Tuesday, CNN reports. Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal were detained last July 31 after crossing the border into Iran while on a hiking trip in Iraqi Kurdistan. They are being held on charges of espionage.

“It was a tremendous relief to hear their voices at last and know that Shane, Sarah and Josh are keeping well and … Continue reading »

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