Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

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Live from Berkeley Lab’s Golden Gate Fields meeting

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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: … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.03.11

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Berkeley sites for Lab’s second campus in the spotlight

Michael Goldin, a developer of the Aquatic Park West site, stands in front of the view the lab would have if it located there. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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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.

But a curious thing happened in each community meeting. Instead of the cities wooing the Lab, the Lab … Continue reading »

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UC Berkeley student Ju Hong: Undocumented and unafraid

Ju Hong being arrested at the July 12 rally in San Bernadino. Photo: William Perez
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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.

Police arrested 21-year-old Hong and six other undocumented student activists for blocking a major street at a … Continue reading »

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Company of neighbors, good food at local block parties

Watermelon on offer at one of the many neighborhood block parties that took place last night. All photos: Michael Davidson
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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.

The casual socializing was all part of National Night Out, an initiative supported by cities and their police and fire departments, to encourage neighborhoods to become closer in an effort to reduce crime.

After reading about National Night Out on Berkeleyside, Michael … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.

Update, 9:35pm: Scott Stoller got it right. The cacti are in the front of a house on the corner of Dwight Way and Fernwald. Congratulations, Scott, on getting a particularly difficult WIB.

Photo: Tracey Taylor.

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