Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.10.10

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Join the first Berkeley photowalk

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How many of us, as we walk around our city, really keep our eyes open? From the responses to our Wednesday morning Where in Berkeley? quiz, it’s clear there are a few eagle-eyed Berkeleyans out there. Wouldn’t it be nice, however, to ally an observer’s eye with a better sense of photography?

Well, here’s your chance. Ira Serkes, a regular Where in Berkeley? winner and a keen photographer, has organized a Berkeleyside-inspired photowalk. Photowalks are … Continue reading »

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Annie Leonard’s new ‘Story’ film targets e-waste

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Berkeley writer and activist Annie Leonard yesterday released the latest film in her seminal Story of Stuff project. The new film, The Story of Electronics: Why Designed for the Dump is Toxic for People and the Planet, focuses on e-waste.

As Leonard told Berkeleyside in September, electronics have become such a premier status symbol that people buy them as almost a fashion accessory. And most electronic items contain heavy metals, toxic chemicals and flame retardants. “Our e-waste … Continue reading »

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Changes afoot for Solano Ave after community survey

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District 5 councilmember Laurie Capitelli has a new action plan for Solano Avenue after a survey of the community shed light on what local residents would like to see changed in the neighborhood.

“We now have a number of short- and medium-term goals,” Capitelli told Berkeleyside. “We are working on a mini-economic stimulus package which we will send to the City Council in December.”

Capitelli’s to-do list includes suggesting that the quota system on food businesses … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

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

Update 12.25: Eric Panzer correctly guessed that this is the retaining wall in the parking lot above Greek Theater on UCB. Here’s the map location. Congratulations, Eric, on being this week’s winner.

Photo: Keoki Seu.

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Can’t we just have dinner without all the analysis?

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One of the undoubted pleasures of living in the Bay Area is being able to enjoy the fruits of its pioneering food movement — whether it’s savoring the freshest, sweetest organically grown peach or dining at restaurants where sustainability and relationships with producers are taken seriously.

But there’s also a risk that such enthusiasm can turn into evangelism — that we can veer into being a little worthier than thou. A recent cartoon in the New Yorker summed it … Continue reading »

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