Berkeley Lab held a public meeting on Wednesday night about the Golden Gate Fields project for the Lab’s second campus. Two other Berkeley-related sites will be discussed on Thursday and Monday. Berkeleyside live-tweeted from the meeting. The story unfolds below: (more…)
As the Berkeley Lab rolls into town this week to hold three public meetings about a second campus, there has been a lot of speculation about which community will be the best cheerleader. The bar has already been set high: Richmond had drummers and dancers perform at its meeting, Oakland put forward its mayor, and Alameda had a packed house.
Ju Hong looked tired. Uncharacteristic stubble peppered his chin and there were shadows under his eyes when we met at a Temescal coffee shop. But then again, he’d had a crazy week. Most Cal students spend the warmer months taking summer courses, doing internships or catching up with hometown friends and family. Hong, an ASUC senator-elect and political science major, spent time in jail.
Last night, hundreds of people stepped out of their homes and joined their neighbors at block parties, community BBQs and potlucks. In Berkeley, the police department issued 52 street closure permits to enable block gatherings.
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