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Berkeley Unified School District has 16 seismic projects according to the state’s list of AB300 projects. As detailed in the California Watch project on seismic safety in the state’s schools, On Shaky Ground, the AB300 list has inconsistencies and is not always up to date.
A team of California Watch reporters and researchers spent the last 19 months investigating how the state enforces the Field Act, a strict seismic safety law that is supposed to protect school children at public schools. California Watch is partnering with dozens of California newspapers, television stations, radio outlets, and websites, including Berkeleyside, to distribute their findings. Berkeleyside will have a story about the hazards of the city’s schools later today.
Updated (see below) Cal’s baseball team was reinstated today as a varsity sport, following a fundraising drive that raised pledges of $9 million so far. The $9 million is short of the $10 million the university declared necessary to rescind the closure of Cal baseball, but university officials said today that they were confident the final sums would be raised.
Update, 04.10.11: Commenting on this story, several readers have mentioned Ninepatch, a store which served the community for 36 years in this building. Pam Zelnik, daughter of the store’s founder, sent in a photo of the shop, which you can find at the foot of the piece.