Daily Archives: March 19, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 3.19.10

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March Madness — Yellowjackets style

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If you read newspaper sports sections, college basketball has taken over the nation’s interest for the month. But in Berkeley, the sports-inclined should focus on high school basketball for just a bit longer.

Berkeley High’s girls team play Oak Ridge/Eldorado Hills at 6 p.m. tomorrow night at Sacramento’s Arco Arena for the Northern California Division I championship. The two teams were the number 1 and number 2 seeds going into the tournament. The San Francisco Chronicle preview tips Berkeley:

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BHS hosts green job fair

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The East Bay Green Corridor‘s first annual high-school job fair launches this afternoon at Berkeley High.

Students will be coming from BHS, El Cerrito High School, Emery Secondary, Oakland Tech High School, Richmond High School, Skyline High School, San Lorenzo High School, Youth Empowerment School and Foothill Academy from the Sacramento area. Each of these schools is developing a Green Career Academy.

“As a result of my bill, AB 2855, career technical high school academies focused on … Continue reading »

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Spring road trip, when car springs really mattered

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One of my favorite daily treats is the Bancroft Library’s Digital Object of the Day, which can be found on their Facebook page or by following them on Twitter at @bancroftlibrary.

In honor of spring, which arrives Sunday, the Bancroft has sent out a photo of an early version of a spring road trip. This photo was taken in in Calico, a silver mining town on King Mountain not too far from Barstow. Today it is a ghost … Continue reading »


Berkeley applies for Google’s ultra-high speed project

Google fiber to the home
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When Google announced its competition for communities to test its ultra-high speed Internet, municipalities across  the country responded vocally. Towns talked about changing their name to Google to attract interest, community groups made a clamor about how wonderful a test bed their city would be. From Berkeley there was silence initially.

“We were all figuring out what it was,” says Donna LaSala, Director of the city’s Department of Information Technology. LaSala has led the city’s effort to put … Continue reading »

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Berkeley Bites: Cristina Lau

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Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing.

UC Berkeley graduate Cristina Lau, 23, heads up the non-profit Berkeley’s Kitchen, which runs cooking classes and hosts food events with an emphasis on affordable, ethnic eats.

Check out the group’s website for upcoming activities.

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