Wavy Gravy toasts Alice Waters on eve of Chez Panisse’s 40th birthday [The Feast]
Actors Ensemble does Alan Ayckbourn in Live Oak Park [SF Chronicle]
Desiree Holman’s “Heterotopias” at Berkeley Art Museum [Art Daily]
Berkeley native Oran Hesterman has new book on sustainable food [Fair Food]
My Chez Panisse experience [Cafe Fernando Istanbul]
City Council to vote on budget proposals [Daily Californian]
Reviewed: Cioccolato di Vino wine bar on Shattuck [Coco Times]
Update, 4:15 p.m. According to Jim Allison, deputy chief communications director at BART, the fatality at Ashby BART station was in all likelihood a suicide. “Everything the BART police told me points to a suicide,” he told Berkeleyside. “Witnesses said a woman was on the trackway at the end of the station and she didn’t do anything to get out of the way of the northbound train as it entered the station.”
Berkeley’s annual Juneteenth celebration took place on Sunday in the five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor. Communities nationwide have adopted Juneteenth as an occasion to celebrate African American culture and traditions, and as an opportunity to acknowledge contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of America.
Some significant voices are missing in the 11-page report the Ad Hoc Safety Committee prepared on how to reduce guns in Berkeley high schools: that of the students.
City of Berkeley councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Jesse Arreguin took part in Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, riding in an open-top Mini with Worthington’s Legal Aide Alejandro Soto-Vigil at the wheel. The party also included Soto-Vigil’s son Checho, Kriss’s partner Marty Spence and city employee Lynn Riordon.
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