UC Berkeley pumps additional $500,000 into language courses [UC Berkeley NewsCenter]
Cal baseball plans successful swan song [Daily Cal]
Lawrence Berkeley Lab scientists work with China for neutrino investigation [LBL News Center]
Lots of people have an opinion about inviting Guantanamo detainees to Berkeley [Chronicle]
Healthy eating comes to campus caterers [Daily Cal]
Comic Relief, the iconic comic book store on Shattuck Avenue, closed its doors yesterday. The closing has been likely for months, with reduced business and staff turnover following the death of founder Rory Root two years ago. Berkeleysider Christopher Allen pointed us to a tribute to the store on Shannon A’s blog. Shannon suggests that science fiction specialist Dark Carnival plans to reopen the store under a different name if they can secure the lease.
The City Council tonight will hear a report on mid-year budget revisions for the current fiscal year, designed to respond to a revenue shortfall of $1.8 million. According to City Manager Phil Kamlarz, planned savings are already on track for $1 million. The remaining $800,000 of the deficit will be covered by deferring capital expenditures, primarily from the street rehabilitation budget. An increase in projected expenses from the adopted budget is being covered from $4.62 million from the reserves.
Mary Poppins taught us that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain), a new Spanish film opening at the Shattuck Cinemas this Friday, February 18, features its own digestive aid: a tiny bottle of water. It arrives late in the game and doesn’t exactly transform the film from angry political polemic to feel-good movie of the year, but it will make it a bit more palatable for viewers in need of a happy ending.
On February 3, the day of his 20th birthday, Berkeleyan Keith Moffat, strapped on his skis, tightened his helmet and stood at the top of the downhill course in the mountains of Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
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