Ex-World Bank economist named new vice chancellor for administration and finance [UCB NewsCenter]
Berkeley-based Bay Area Magazine celebrates 10th birthday [Bay Citizen]
Assemblywoman Skinner pushes for online sales tax [LA Times]
Berkeley Overmind wins Starcraft AI competition (alert: geeks only) [Ars Technica]
Tim Moellering, a history teacher and baseball coach at Berkeley High, died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Moellering had come to BHS in 2002 after 19 years teaching at Willard Middle School, where he was both a teacher and the football coach.
The new Berkeley Taxicab Association has been formed to “put muscle behind years of complaint that have gone nowhere”. The East Bay Express has a fascinating article on the problems faced by taxi drivers in Berkeley, who find rivals from Oakland and Emeryville poaching their fares, fee changes, and unwritten rules that make their job harder.
On May 5, 2010, Robin Dalrymple walked excitedly into Berkeley’s Planning Department to apply for a use permit. She wanted to convert the vacant Ritz Camera store on Solano Avenue into an ice cream parlor.
Jacqueline Barber writes:
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