Daily Archives: December 21, 2010
Nordic Windpower moves HQ from Berkeley to Kansas City [Mercury News]
The dismissal of Stephen Buel, long-time editor of East Bay Express [SFWeekly]
New dates for Berkeley Rep’s The Composer is Dead [Stark Insider]
Lawrence Berkeley Lab reports price of solar continues to decrease [Clean Energy]
Avian enthusiasts brave rain at Aquatic Park for annual bird count [Chronicle]
Photo by fom/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
When South Berkeley resident Patrick Wang first saw the Chevy Volt in 2007, he was convinced that the world had changed.
“It was the first electric car that didn’t look like a science project and that would actually work,” Wang recalled. “I thought this was the first real material move forward that any car manufacturer had made since the gas combustion engine.”
Wang’s enthusiasm — he describes himself as a “near-fanatic” — has led him to be the first … Continue reading »
A letter published in the March 1929 issue of Motion Picture Magazine asked: “Why in the world does anybody want to see life represented on the screen as it is? How can they stand to see anything so monotonous? We all see these commonplace things every day of our lives and when we go to the theatre we want something unreal and beautiful to give us courage and hope to face the trials of this drab world of ours…So please, … Continue reading »
For the astronomically inclined, the cloud cover most of yesterday was depressing. Last night’s total lunar eclipse looked like something that would only be seen through other people’s pictures (and, since it was visible throughout the U.S., someone was guaranteed a clear view).
But the clouds began to part midway through the evening and, as the eclipse began around 10:30 p.m., the moon was winning the battle against the clouds. The moon was in and out of the clouds, but … Continue reading »