In order to close a $12.2 million deficit next year – and a projected $13.3 million deficit in 2013 – the city of Berkeley will eliminate 79 positions, cut services, and may raise fees on garbage collection, marina rentals, senior center rentals, and permit inspection fees.
A virtual community can only go so far. Which is why Berkeleyside has decided to hold open office hours every month or so.
Berkeley’s Impact Theatre doesn’t pull its punches when announcing its 2011-12 season. “It’s not so sweet,” reads the release, referring to a roster of plays that run the gamut from a piece focused on Dungeon & Dragons gamers, to a black comedy about a high schooler who disappears — and also includes the group’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus.
My first reaction to Morgan Spurlock’s new film (currently playing at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas) was confusion: what was with its unwieldy title, and — perhaps more to the point — what was a ‘Pom Wonderful’? After seeing the film, of course, it all became clear: Spurlock had sold the naming rights for his film to a beverage company for a cool million dollars. With the acquisition of those naming rights, the fix was in and Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold was born.