Daily Archives: June 24, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 6.24.10

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Did attempt to set speed record cause cyclist’s death?

Kim Flint's picture of GPS after setting record going down South Park Drive
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The cyclist who was killed going down South Park Drive in Tilden Park on Saturday June 19 may have been racing down the hill to regain a speed record that he had only held for a week.

William Flint II, who called himself Kim, had raced down the same hill on June 6 in 2 minutes and 7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 49.3 miles per hour, according to his Twitter posts.

“49.3 mph, on a … Continue reading »

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Funny Business: Listing scams and malapropisms

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Berkeleyside contributing writer Kim Weisberg is looking for a new home to rent. Today, in the third part of an occasional column in which she reveals the dark underbelly of house hunting in our city, she dwells on the unreadability of  apartment listings and other misleading information.

When involved in an intense apartment hunt, you will undoubtedly come across some odd listings from time to time.  Aside from the misspellings and poor grammar (I’m a snob, I know), there are … Continue reading »

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Architect Patrica Motzkin at Hillside Club

Interior view of Orinda home
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The Last Friday’s Ladies Lunch is held the last Friday of every month at the historic Hillside Club on Cedar.

You don’t have to be a lady, or even a club member, to attend.

It’s a wonderful chance to eat good food from The Bread Workshop and hear what various Berkeley residents are doing.

This Friday, June 24, Patricia Moztkin, a Berkeley architect who redesigned Berkeley Repertory Theater, will be showing slides of her work and … Continue reading »

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In Berkeley: The search for the perfect eclair

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By Jane Stillwater

Recently I met a doctor who told me, “The first thing that I do when I get a new patient is to take him entirely off gluten and dairy for a month. And chances are good that, if the patient takes my advice, whatever symptoms he has will improve.” I also read where autistic children do better without dairy products or gluten.

Okay. I’ve got digestive problems. I’ll try it. It works.

But … Continue reading »

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Berkeley Art Museum selects architects for new home

Charles Renfro, Ricardo Scofidio and Elizabeth Diller of DS+R. Photo: Abelardo Morrell .
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The Berkeley Art Museum-Pacific Film Archive has chosen New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design its new building in downtown Berkeley. The announcement follows a nationwide search which saw ten architecture firms considered for the project.

DS+R is tasked with transforming the former University of California printing plant at Center and Oxford streets in downtown Berkeley for BAM/PFA, after the museum decided to abandon plans to create a building from scratch. In 2006, the … Continue reading »

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