Daily Archives: October 27, 2010
Cal men’s soccer team makes viral video (above), gets call from Apple [KGO]
Bullwinkle creator Anderson dies, started in a Berkeley garage [BBC News]
LBL researchers find six new isotopes of superheavy elements [LBL News Center]
Texas columnist uses Berkeleyside to explain cultural differences to Ranger fans [ST]
UC Berkeley graduate charged in Oakland ATM shooting [Oakland Tribune]
Bay Area premiere of “Palomino” opens at the Aurora on Friday [Aurora]
At Tuesday’s election, Berkeley voters will have their first experience of ranked-choice voting (RCV), also known as instant runoff voting. RCV is being used in Berkeley’s City Council elections. In RCV (explained rather folksily in the video above), voters can rank their candidate preferences. If no candidate wins a majority (50% plus one), the candidate with the lowest number of first-choice votes is eliminated. Votes cast for that candidate will be redistributed to the voter’s next-ranked choice. The … Continue reading »
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to raise parking ticket fees across the board by $3.00, laying the blame for the unpopular move at the feet of the state legislature. The increase will take effect on December 7th.
Without the $3.00 increase, the city stands to lose more than $1 million in the next two years, according to a city staff report. That’s because when the state passed its budget, it included a … Continue reading »
Following our story on Monday gauging the temperature of the District 8 City Council race by the number of lawn signs, incumbent Gordon Wozniak sent out the following email to his supporters:
I am in a tough re-election fight against two opponents who are running coordinated negative campaigns.
Today Berkeleyside stated that there are more lawn signs for my opponents than for Wozniak. I believe that Berkeleyside’s sampling is flawed. However, my opponents do have a lot of signs, … Continue reading »
But this spring and summer plant sales dropped off dramatically, says co-director Lisa Stephens, and now the nonprofit may be forced to close its weekly produce stand if an infusion of funds is not secured quickly.
The all-volunteer organization is making a direct appeal … Continue reading »
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the comments.
Update, 10.13am: It took Ira Serkes all of two minutes to guess correctly that these are the Art Deco-style doors to the Elmwood Rialto Cinemas movie theater. Congratulations, Ira, on being this week’s winner.
Photo by Keoki Seu.
Martin Bourque, Executive Director of the Ecology Center, which has the contract for residential manages all recycling in Berkeley, sends in this report on the impact of the new split recycling carts which most city residents should now have received. He also addresses many of our readers’ questions and comments. (See the varied views on this issue with Berkeleyside’s previous coverage.)
Our first weeks of collection with carts have demonstrated a 20% lift … Continue reading »