Daily Archives: October 11, 2010


The Berkeley Wire: 10.11.10

Three strikes for Cal baseball [Oakland Tribune]
LBL spawns string of start-ups [Nanowerk]
Rosenfeld Effect on film tonight at the Rep [UC Berkeley Events]
Palestine posters on Cal campus vandalized [Cal SJP]
Is coach Tedford fed up with QB Kevin Riley? [Bleacher Report]

Volunteers at Peralta Community Garden yesterday/350.org

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J-School documentaries at Mill Valley Film Festival

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The Mill Valley Film Festival opened last Thursday —  you may have read reports of celebs such as James Franco and Sam Rockwell popping up in the Marin town. If you were actually there on Sunday you will have seen the work of three Berkeley Journalism School graduates included in the billing.

The three short documentaries were made as part of Berkeley’s Master’s in Journalism program. Each film is 26-minutes long and each one tells … Continue reading »


Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s giving out free ice cream

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Cohen will be joined by Berkeley’s Wavy Gravy — after whom one of the company’s ice cream flavors was named — as well as the owner of … Continue reading »

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Gather chef Sean Baker named best of the year

Sean Baker at Gather, who has been named chef of the year
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A Berkeley restaurant is in the limelight today as its chef has scooped one of the most coveted awards in the food business.

Sean Baker at Gather Restaurant has been named 2010 Chef of the Year by Esquire Magazine which also picks Gather as one of the 20 best new restaurants of the year. The news was broken by Eater SF this morning.

Esquire’s restaurant features writer John Mariani is regarded as one of the pre-eminent American restaurant … Continue reading »

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Maroon 5’s Adam Levine: TMI?

Maroon 5's Adam Levine/Photo: The Sierra Club
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When Los Angeles-based band Maroon 5 played the Greek this weekend, its many fans expected to enjoy the music, certainly. What they might have been surprised about, however, were the Berkeley connections of vocalist and lead guitarist Adam Levine.

Levine’s Twitter followers (all 101,757 of them) were first treated to Levine’s sense of Berkeley history: “So much history at the greek. You can feel epicness emanating from the walls…”

But then Levine stepped up the … Continue reading »

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Berkeley’s Jazzschool gets star treatment

Susan Muscarella, Jazzschool founder
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The San Francisco Chronicle gave Berkeley’s Jazzschool the star treatment on Sunday, devoting the cover of its pink arts section and seven articles to the 13-year old institution founded by pianist Susan Muscarella.

The Jazzschool, located in the basement of the old Kress dime store on Addison near Shattuck, matches some of the Bay Area’s leading artists with aspiring musicians and adults resurrecting long-held dreams of playing before a live audience.

In any given week, those students put … Continue reading »

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Tell us your 10.10.10 experience

Friends of Five Creeks worked at Codornices Creek
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Yesterday’s 350 Day of Action was marked across Berkeley by numerous work parties. Volunteers of all ages pulled weeds, cleared out trash, hacked away at overgrown foliage, cycled, walked, and planted on a wide variety of projects. Berkeleyside invites you to send us your photos and accounts of the day.

Susan Schwartz, president of the Friends of Five Creeks (above), sent the following report on what 89 volunteers did at Codornices Creek:

We thinned exuberant willows planted … Continue reading »

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