Berkeleyside has been following the city’s yarn bombing movement since May when KnittaPlease conducted a stealth knitting operation on a piece of public art on the Berkeley-Oakland border. Another anonymous graffiti knitter, Streetcolor, has emerged more recently and focuses on covering sign- and lamp-posts, mostly in Berkeley.
Berkeley police and the Bay Area Crime Stoppers are offering a $17,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Marcus Isiah Mosley Jr. when he was sitting in his car on Friday, July 17.
By the time this is published, the 15th San Francisco Silent Film Festival will have concluded. So consider this a warning for next year: if you plan on taking public transportation to the Castro Theatre for an evening show, don’t bother going. Last Friday night’s screening of the (almost) fully restored print of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis began at least an hour after it was scheduled to start, and rather than spend a rough night on the streets of San Francisco, I threw in the towel and headed for BART and the comforts of home.
UC police and Berkeley fire and police officials are investigating a series of at least 10 small fires south of campus that they believe were deliberately set.