Days gone by: heading back to Berkeley for a dose of heady nostalgia [Tribune]
Barry Estabrook, author of “Tomatoland”, at Books Inc August 16 [Books Inc]
“Stop the violence” block party, on McGee on August 2 [KKSF]
AC Transit fares go up August 1, adult cash fare to $2.10 [AC Transit]
Cal Bears’ new $150m athletic facility due to open in October [Tribune]
Berkeley symphony chooses new executive director [Daily Planet]
Berkeley couple’s film on identity at Jewish Film Festival [Chronicle]
When Edie Meidav was growing up, she lived on the south side of Berkeley while most of her close friends lived on the north side. Trekking across the top of the UC Berkeley campus, whether by car, bike, or foot, was a routine occurrence.
Update, 4:10pm: Reader Diana Rossi reports that she made a call to the number cited in our story below and that her experience was frustrating. We made inquiries with people close to the campaign and this is their response:
When we asked our readers last week to tell us where the best ice cream is in Berkeley, we knew you’d respond in numbers. And you certainly did: last night there were 112 comments, numerous tweets and a healthy number of Facebook Likes. What we didn’t quite expect was the distaste some people had for combining ice cream and gelato in the same survey (we do know the difference), or a significant thread on that old chestnut of why Berkeleyside works hard to avoid straying outside the city borders.
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