UC Berkeley chemistry head Michael Marletta moves to Scripps [San Diego Union-Tribune]
Second annual Berkeley Wine Festival to open Friday at Claremont [East Bay Express]
Bears rugby preserves perfect record with win over Canadian rival [Daily Cal]
Three Berkeley boys reinvent the novelty song [NY Times Magazine]
A large tree came down this weekend on Piedmont Avenue at the corner of Channing.
A row of parked fire engines made an impressive sight on a rainy Friday afternoon on Addison Street as, inside the Berkeley Repertory Thrust Theatre, eight Berkeley firefighers were promoted in a badge-pinning ceremony which also served to remind the audience what an honorable group of men and women serve and protect the Berkeley community.
A seemingly out-of-control BMW
careened careered down Solano Avenue Sunday morning, sending at least two people to hospital and damaging seven other cars. Shahram Farshchi, the driver of the car, told Albany Patch, “I believe I had a seizure, or something like a seizure, because I don’t remember anything.”
Mr Mopps’, which has been selling toys in Berkeley since 1962, reopened for business last week after being bought by new owners in October just before the venerable store looked like it might be going out of business for good.
Jason Sum specializes in fried Twinkies. And fried Oreos. And fried pizza. And fried macaroni and cheese.
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