Former city councilwoman Maudelle Shirek at (almost) 100 [Daily Cal]
Making the Mark Twain autobiography a bestseller [Chronicle of Higher Education]
BEC Bistro to go into Beckett’s space on Shattuck [Inside Scoop]
Tedx will host conference for 1,400 in Berkeley on Saturday [Tedx]
Cal to pay $300k to former Michigan governor and her husband [Michigan Capital]
Green Day’s Mike Dirnt to play in Berkeley on Friday [SF Chronicle]
The pleasures of the Berkeley Marina [BrokeAssStuart.com]
It was a one-word tweet that did it. The word was “Arrested” and it was posted on April 10, 2008 by UC Berkeley J-School grad student James Buck who was in Egypt photographing anti-government protests, and ended up getting detained by the police.
Tonight, a young Berkeley band will compete in Hollywood in a competition called “Gimme the Gig”, and, if they win, they’ll get the chance to work with legendary producer Don Was (think Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and almost any other big name in popular music, and Was has worked with them).
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