Daily Archives: May 17, 2010
UC Berkeley professor discusses Gulf oil spill on “60 Minutes” [CBS News]
Reviewed: The Slow Cook inside Berkeley’s school kitchen [Civil Eats]
Hottest class on campus: It’s Beatlemania at Cal [CBS 5]
Search for new Berkeley High principal falters [Daily Cal]
More speakers boycott UC Berkeley graduation ceremonies [Bay Area News Group]
UC “treasure trove” of water history archives at risk [Coco Times]
Photo: North wall of Doe Memorial Library by Szymek S/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Alina Fryer, 9, and Chloe Jessen, 8, took to the streets Saturday afternoon to show the world that a sweet glass of lemonade can make a difference.
The two John Muir students set up a lemonade stand in front of Fryer’s house and sold cups of chilled homemade lemonade for 50 cents. Their stand, located in a prime spot near Berkeley Bowl on Shattuck Avenue, was one of dozens of stands erected in the Bay Area.
They were part of … Continue reading »
For Tate, a Berkeley-based writer for tech gossip site Valleywag (part of the Gawker blogging empire) the cocktail-fueled online conversation constitutes a real coup. The Apple CEO is not known for his willingness to divulge much, let alone chat after hours to tech bloggers. (He … Continue reading »
About a year after joining Autodesk, he was fired by head honcho Carol Bartz. Five months later she brought him back into the fold. He dropped out of college to build boats in Seattle for five years, then completed his degree. He would like his company’s products to have the slickness of video games. He fashions beds and baseball … Continue reading »
Berkeley High held its annual prom Saturday night, and in a Berkeley ritual, dozens of seniors and their dates gathered at the Rose Garden to pose for pictures. (A full set of photos of the Prom, taken by the Coplan family, is now online.)
The style was short, short dresses and high, high, heels.
Like any parent of Berkeley schoolchildren, my son is off school today for Malcolm X Day. Berkeley has celebrated the birthday of black nationalist Malcolm X since 1979. Schools, public offices and libraries are closed.
Malcolm X was born 85 years ago this Wednesday.
As far as I can tell, no other city in the US celebrates the holiday (although the first known celebration — but not public holiday — for Malcolm X Day took place in … Continue reading »