Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

News

The Berkeley Wire: 07.21.10

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Arnieville disability protest to be dismantled

The food tent at Arnieville
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A month after they set up a tent encampment on a median on Adeline, the Arnieville protestors are closing up camp – but they are not abandoning their cause.

While there will no longer be a cluster of tents along one of Berkeley’s busiest streets, those protesting proposed state budget cuts to in-house aides will take their fight to Sacramento’s streets and halls of government, according to Jean Stewart, one of Arnieville’s organizers.

“It’s been one month,” said Stewart, … Continue reading »

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Government

Ed Roberts Day decreed for California

Ed Roberts
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California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger on Monday signed a bill creating Ed Roberts Day, in honor of the Berkeley pioneer for disability rights. Ed Roberts Day will be each January 23rd, and the bill encourages schools and other institutions to commemorate Roberts’ drive for disability rights. State Senator Loni Hancock, a former neighbor of Roberts, introduced the bill.

Roberts contracted polio as a teenager in the early ’50s. When he left hospital, he still needed to spend much of his … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the comments.

Update, 10.08am: Berkeleysider Ira Serkes  rapidly identified this as a rather fabulous shot of the facade of the UC Career Center building on Bancroft Way between Fulton and Shattuck. Congratulations, Ira, on being this week’s winner.

Photo: Keoki Seu.

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Library

While libraries plan improvements, not all approve

Sign outside Claremont branch announcing renovation plans
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On Tuesday afternoon, the main reading room of the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library was crowded. All four of the library’s computers were occupied, and patrons clustered at the wooden tables scattered around the building.

During the last few years, about 160,000 people have come annually to the Claremont branch to check out books, surf the web, listen to authors speak, or to attend children’s story time. It’s a reflection of the business of the overall library … Continue reading »

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