Daily Archives: July 20, 2010

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.20.10

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Inside the mind of an (anonymous) yarn bomber

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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.

Streetcolor’s latest work can be seen on Fourth Street. We tracked Streetcolor down to find out more about the story behind these somewhat illicit, often whimsical, pieces of street … Continue reading »

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Police offer 17k reward in latest killing

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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.

Mosley, 29, was killed around 5:11 pm as he sat in the driver’s seat of his car, which was parked on the corner of Russell and Milvia streets. The assailant or assailants fired multiple bullets into Mosley, according … Continue reading »

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Big Screen Berkeley: Metflopolis

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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 … Continue reading »

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Series of arson fires set near campus

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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.

The string of arson fires started Friday, July 16 when someone set fire to a number of trash cans along Telegraph Avenue. One can was set on fire in front of a Subway sandwich shop, another on Channing, and a large one on Bancroft and Telegraph.

On Saturday, July 17, at 3:28 am, … Continue reading »

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Claremont Canyon fire-trail path closes for repairs

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Hikers on the Claremont Canyon fire trail take note: the Tanglewood path that leads from Tanglewood Road to the entrance of the trail at Stonewall Road (pictured above) will be closed for (much needed) repairs from today, July 20.

It is expected to re-open on Tuesday August 3.

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