Daily Archives: September 8, 2010
Berkeley Unified forced to reduce number of pre-school classes [Daily Californian]
Roots resurrected at Berkeley Old Time Music Convention [East Bay Express]
Cal football writer Jonathan Okanes hosting live chat Thursday [Bay Area News Group]
Travel blogger on what he likes best about Berkeley [No Onions Extra Pickles]
Photo: Banana slug by Derringdos/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Berkeley’s oldest park, San Pablo Park, marks its 103rd birthday this year. Councilmember Darryl Moore marked one of the recent improvements to the park — new signs — with an unveiling ceremony yesterday afternoon.
Eager children from the after-school program at the Frances Albrier Recreation Center in the park tore the wrapping off the sign before Moore, whose District 2 includes San Pablo Park, posed for more formal photos with other officials involved with the park.
A couple of weeks ago — darn, how did we miss this? — the BBC touched down by helicopter at California Memorial Stadium to film a segment for the show Naked Earth BBC series Naked Earth, which is likely to be renamed when it broadcasts in the US to avoid confusion with a National Geographic series.
According to Andrea Hicklin, who works in media relations at UC, on August 26 about eight crew members arrived to get footage of the … Continue reading »
It’s the East Bay’s largest street festival and it’s been going since 1974. This weekend sees the return of the Solano Stroll, a family-friendly celebration which includes everything from the actual stroll — a parade featuring more than 100 participating groups — entertainers, carnival games, booths and music.
And of course, being a Berkeley-centric event, there’ll be lots of food and some wacky art cars thrown in.
The Solano Stroll is hosted by the merchants and cities of Berkeley … Continue reading »