Daily Archives: March 29, 2010
Forced resignation of KPFA manager reveals Pacifica rift [Beyond the Chronicle]
Berkeley students say protests bring punishment [SF Chronicle]
Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, thinks while he bikes [New York Times]
Hark back to the ’20s at Lacis [Examiner]
Ebert reviews Berkeley-produced documentary [Chicago SunTimes]
The efforts of Berkeley residents to separate their newsprint from glass bottles appears to have a downside.
Berkeley city officials are considering imposing a fee to pick up recyclables, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. So many residents are recycling that they have been able to switch to smaller garbage cans, and the drop in revenue has created a $4 million deficit for the waste collection department. Until now, the city has been … Continue reading »
My latest Berkeley rant is regarding the limited hours of pharmacy service in our city.
Pharmacies keep banker’s hours. There is no 24-hour pharmacy in Berkeley. I don’t think there is one in Oakland either. Oakland has a 24-hour Walgreens, but the pharmacy is not open 24 hours.
People who are sick or unable to get a pharmacy … Continue reading »
San Francisco Magazine, that oversized, glossy love letter to food and fashion*, recently named what it considers the best sandwiches in the Bay Area.
And, if you can believe it, not a single sandwich in Berkeley was selected.
There were sandwiches from Oakland (Bakesale Betty’s chicken and coleslaw on a French roll got a nod), sandwiches from Pt. Reyes Station (Osteria Stellina’s grilled cheese was singled out), sandwiches from San Carlos (The Refuge’s pastrami is apparently good enough to … Continue reading »
Berkeleyside has already written about Hollywood’s interest in Berkeley author Michael Lewis’ latest bestseller, The Big Short (go to a local bookstore and buy it rather than clicking to Amazon). It’s a great and compelling read which I highly recommend, but one thing I was not prepared for is the strong Berkeley angle in the book.
Lewis’ book is structured around the absorbing stories of the handful of people who defied the financial zeitgeist and not only decided … Continue reading »
In a interview with the Los Angeles Times, Yoo, who teaches at the Boalt School of Law, said “I think of myself as being West Berlin during the Cold War, a shining beacon of capitalism and democracy surrounded by a sea of Marxism.”
Then … Continue reading »
Kim Weisberg’s post on Friday, about the mosaic bollards on Ashby and Fulton, prompted a wealth of responses. Among them, the person behind the mosaic bollard transformation herself, Lisa Bullwinkel, who got in touch via the Comments section. Here’s what she has to say:
How lovely to be appreciated! I think a lot of us in town do a whole lot of wonderful things and no one ever says thanks, so this is great!
I work at … Continue reading »