Daily Archives: September 8, 2010

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.08.10

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San Pablo Park marks its 103rd birthday

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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.

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Erk Tha Jerk shooting music video in Berkeley today

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We have it on good authority that Richmond emcee and rapper Erk Tha Jerk is shooting his latest music video in Berkeley today.

Erk refers to himself as “the ‘hood nerd because he’s worn glasses for the past 12 years. Even his 2000 debut album was called Nerds Eye View. He is seen as a hip-hop musician who eschews gimmicks.

Creative director Geoffrey Beans and photographer Jozae Beans both appear to be involved … Continue reading »

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BBC checks out Memorial Stadium fault — by chopper

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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 »

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The Solano Stroll: 36 years on and bigger than ever

At last year's Solano Stroll El Cerrito Pre-School made a colorful impression in the parade.
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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 »

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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 10.03am: The photo was taken in the park at Hearst between Milvia and Bonita. So this week’s winner is Chip — congratulations!

Photo: Keoki Seu.

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