The Berkeley Wire: 01.05.11

Obama renominates Cal’s Goodwin Liu to 9th circuit [Political Blotter]
Former Berkeley High basketball coach Mike Gragnani dies [Inside Bay Area]
Berkeley graphic designer bucks economic trend and thrives [SF Examiner]
Remembering Jean Benson Wilkinson [Berkeley Daily Planet]
Blondie’s Pizza doesn’t live up to the hype [Serious Eats/Slice]
West Oakland slaying victim identified as Berkeley man, 21 [Oakland Tribune]
Wareham could lose big in Berkeley Lab campus consolidation [SF Biz Times]
Urban outing: UC Berkeley — a tour through history and art [Chronicle]

Photo: Wildcat creek by JAR/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.