Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

Local business

Photos from the First Local Business Forum

Amoeba Music Owner March Weinstein and Telegraph store manager Lori Katz say, "We like Berkelyside and we're hoping it's a forum where something can happen."
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By Queena Kim, The Bay Citizen

Welcome to the first ever “Local Business Forum” at Freight & Salvage. On stage tonight were Berkeleyside’s Lance Knobel in conversation with Wired’s Chris Anderson and Autodesk’s Carl Bass, who both live in Berkeley.

The doors opened at 6:30 P.M. and one of the early arrivals was Amoeba Music Owner Marc Weinstein with Telegraph store manager Lori Katz. Weinstein says he’s been … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.24.11

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One night only: first Berkeleyside Local Business Forum

Freight & Salvage
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We’ve had an excellent response from our readers who are interested in business in Berkeley: over 250 of you have emailed us to register your attendance at tonight’s Local Business Forum, which we’re holding in conjunction with the Berkeley Startup Cluster. If you haven’t yet emailed us, there’s still room thanks to the wonderful capacity of Freight & Salvage.

The Forum will provide participants with a chance to discuss the business climate in Berkeley, share experiences and learn … Continue reading »

Odwalla to move from Berkeley to San Leandro

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Odwalla, the manufacturer of juices, smoothies, and snack bars, is moving its distribution center from Berkeley to San Leandro.

The company, which is based in Half Moon Bay, found a warehouse with much cheaper rent, according to Dave Fogerty, a project coordinator in Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development.

“There are massive amounts of vacant space in San Leandro, Hayward, and Fremont and warehouse rents have plummeted as a result,” said Fogerty. “We worked with the property … Continue reading »

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Redford Center to close its Berkeley office

The Redford Center is located in the David Brower building
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Update 8/20/13: The new director of the Redford Center, Jill Tidman, wrote Berkeleyside to say the Redford Center has done some important work in the last few years. She expressed concern that this article conveyed a sense the center was failing, which is not true.

The center produced the award-winning documentary Watershed, about threats facing the Colorado River. It has been shown in 10 countries, at 42 film festivals and to more than 300 community groups. Watershed tells … Continue reading »

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Memorial service for Tim Moellering set for Saturday

Tim Moellering
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A memorial service for Tim Moellering, Berkeley High School’s highly regarded history teacher and baseball coach who died last week, will be held on Saturday January 29 at the Willard Middle School Auditorium at 2425 Stuart Street.

A reception will take place on the same day at 6pm at the California Alumni House (East of Haas Pavilion, north of Zellerbach Hall).

Donations in honor of Moellering (in lieu of flowers) can be made to one of two causes: either “First … Continue reading »

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UC Berkeley is named the world’s greenest university

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UC Berkeley has emerged as the greenest campus in the world, according to a study conducted by the University of Indonesia (UI) published in the International Business Times.

Cal’s 2010 Campus Sustainability report highlights some of the university’s green achievements. In 2009, campus greenhouse gas emissions were down by 4.5% — their lowest levels since 2005. Total campus water usage (not including residence halls) has dropped by almost 20% since 1990. And the promotion of tap water as part of the “I Heart Tap Water” campaign on campus has reduced bottled water sales by at least 25%. … Continue reading »

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Big Screen Berkeley: The Thief of Bagdad

Thief of Bagdad
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Some films need to be seen on the big screen. Within this hoary platitude lies an obvious truth: a film’s impact can be severely diminished when the screen shrinks from several hundred square feet to less than a hundred square inches, an effect even the advent of so-called home theatres can’t entirely mitigate.

Films such as Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Star Wars pop up from time to time … Continue reading »

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