Record number of high schoolers apply for UC Berkeley freshman class [UC Berkeley NewsCenter]
Local filmmaker makes documentary on Bonesetter’s Daughter opera [Chronicle]
A new Berkeley blog: Friends of Lorin Station [Lorin Station]
Tax victory by Berkeley same-sex couple becomes headache [Bay Citizen]
Remembering Berkeley architectural historian Robert Judson Clark [BAHA]
The City of Berkeley’s unfunded liability for employee pension benefits will be the focus of a special City Council work session at 5:30 p.m. before the regular council meeting next Tuesday.
Tony Taccone, artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theater, had a particularly engaging and revealing interview with KQED’s Dave Iverson on this morning’s Forum program.
Despite the concern of some parents that Berkeley school officials let the 15-year old who brought a gun to Berkeley High flee before he could be detained by police, that was the best way to handle the situation, according to Superintendent Bill Huyett.
Alice Medrich, the author, is best known for her high-end sweets cookbooks devoted to serious bakers and dessert makers, including the bestsellers Pure Dessert and Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate. Alice Medrich, the dessert chef and chocolatier, is best known for her influential and ahead-of-its time shop Cocolat. Medrich ran the store, opened on Shattuck Avenue in 1976, for 14 years.
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