Berkeley Frat row slaying trial begins [Oakland Tribune]
Staff cuts planned for Berkeley Health Department [Daily Californian]
Robert Reich: Feds should give interest-free loans to schools [Berkeley Blog]
Phish is coming to Greek Theater in August [Mercury News]
Commuters traveling from the East Bay to San Francisco got a shock this morning when the BART train they were traveling on split in two.
On rare occasions, the North Korean government has granted European filmmakers permission to film inside The Hermit Kingdom, and the results are almost always fascinating. In Austria’s Hana, dul, sed, a new documentary screening at Pacific Film Archive this coming Thursday at 7:00 pm as part of the ongoing San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, four members of the North Korean women’s national soccer team get the up close and personal treatment—but their country’s pariah status informs and colors almost every frame of the film.
Here’s an unlikely story. A young woman, raised in Berkeley in the best Berkeley fashion — left wing and atheist — spends two years “undercover” in Jerry Falwell’s church in Virginia to write a book about Christian evangelicals today. The unlikely part? She re-examines her former intolerance to evangelicals and finds real human connection and warmth. Even after she reveals her deceit, the friends she made in the church extend “acceptance, affection, and forgiveness”.
Marquell Cradocks stood outside the Toyota dealership on Shattuck Avenue Monday afternoon, handing out green leaflets telling the car maker to “Get Lost!”
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