Daily Archives: April 23, 2010
By SlumJack: Forty-one years ago, I joined many others in creating People’s Park. Then I joined in to demonstrate and even skirmish to get it back again. Then rebuild it.
Through the years and decades since then, I’ve continued to use and enjoy this park. It’s yours, too.
Come together this Sunday, April 25th, from noon until… well, whenever we might feel like, to honor and celebrate Berkeley’s People’s Park 41st Anniversary.
Pourquoi pas? Berkeley business man races $3m Ferrari across France [Bloomberg]
US renews calls to release UC Berkeley grad students from Iran [AP]
Nine Cal faculty elected into Academy of Arts & Sciences [UC Berkeley]
Berkeley High Crew team wins Deep Water Dash, makes TV news [BHS Crew]
A favorite for experts and novices: Casa Vino reviewed [East Bay Express]
Photo: Hanging protest flag by kukkurovaca/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Mimi Mugler, a programmer at CalAgenda, has a front-row view of the demolition work going on at the old California Department of Health Services building on the block embraced by Berkeley Way, Hearst, Oxford and Shattuck.
“My office is across the street. Two enormous bulldozers, one digging stuff out, the other right now dropping scrap metal into a dump truck and making it tremble with each drop. The ground is shaking from these huge earth movers. They are at … Continue reading »
Much as I tried, I couldn’t get galvanized about any newly listed homes in Berkeley this week. I did pause to look more closely at the details of a mid-century home up at the top of Dwight Way. It has some appealing features and great views, and it’s across the street from parkland — so perhaps worth a visit ($945,000).
Although yesterday was the official Earth Day, Berkeley will hold a five-hour celebration tomorrow in Civic Center Park.
In addition to live dance and music performances, the event will include demonstrations of biodiesel and electric cars, the Berkeley farmers’ market, a climbing wall, and community and craft booths. The Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition (BFBC) is providing free, secure bike valet parking.
Figuring out the problems in the Middle East is a lot of work.
Students in the ASUC Senate are figuring that out. Despite two marathon sessions discussing whether to overturn the veto of a bill that called for divestment of companies doing business in Israel, nothing has been decided.
That seems just like the Middle East quagmire.
Marian Diamond is a rock star of UC Berkeley.
At 83, with her hair swept up in a chignon and always elegantly dressed, Diamond’s classes on Integrative Biology routinely draw more than 750 students.
But that is not the source of her popularity. She is a rock star because she has gone viral.