Daily Archives: March 25, 2010
UC Regents vow to end intolerance among students after discussions [UC Berkeley]
Berkeley considers hike to garbage rates to close budget gap [Coco Times]
Berkeley High student arrested on robbery charges [Daily Planet]
When Berkeley families send their kids to Oakland schools [SFGate]
Cal removing seven hazardous trees near west entrance to campus [UC Berkeley]
Photo by Keoki Seu/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
A blog on raising happy kids by Christine Carter, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (pictured left) has won the Council on Contemporary Families‘ 2010 Award for Online Coverage of Family Issues.
The blog, Half Full: Science for Raising Happy Kids, is part of Greater Good magazine which blends personal stories with published research to address specific parenting topics.
Jurors said they were impressed by “the range of issues, the quality of the writing, and the … Continue reading »
I think what I like about this newly listed Thousand Oaks home is the interior remodel as much as the house itself. Having said that, it’s looks like a cute home and it’s in a good location — hitting the sweet spot of having views and being walkable at the same time. Its Walk Score is an impressive 92/100.
We don’t do many postings about individual events, but tonight’s reading at Books Inc on Fourth Street is certainly an unusual mix. Maria Finn (above) will be talking about her new memoir, Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, Berkeley winery A Donkey and Goat will be pouring the wine, chef Vanessa Barrington will be making empenadas and, perhaps best of all, there will be a beginner lesson and tango demonstration.
You can tango at Books … Continue reading »
This Saturday, Vintage Berkeley will be holding a fine-art silent auction to benefit Leiomyosarcoma cancer research. There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to bring home a work of art by one of an impressive group of local artists.
The artists represented include Isabel Cohen, Freya Prowe, Audrey Wallace Taylor, Rachel Gingold and Berkeley-based Deb Sibony, one of whose monotypes is shown above.
Any pieces which don’t sell on the night of the auction will continue to … Continue reading »
Berkeley’s Chamber of Commerce has a new CEO and he’s planning to shake things up a little. Mark Berson (pictured left), who hails from Alabama, started the job in January, but it took the Chamber a while to get around to throwing him a welcoming party.
He says that’s OK — he had plenty to get done in his first months: meeting and greeting, and getting the lay of the land — not least figuring out how to avoid … Continue reading »
In Berkeley, one occupied building stands out as being particularly unsafe: 2111 Bancroft Way, a five-story, steel-framed building with reinforced masonry bearing walls (above), has been given a “very poor” rating. This, the reports says, means that “during a major earthquake, this structure would experience extensive … Continue reading »