Daily Archives: August 8, 2011
Berkeley author’s Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society to be movie [Galley Cat]
Berkeley to celebrate its invention of the latte [SF Chronicle]
Removing eucalyptus trees from hills still controversial [CoCo Times]
Affordable parts of Chez Panisse’s 40th anniversary celebration [East Bay Express]
The original organic: Berkeley’s Farmers Market [Teen Observer]
Tedford and Cal football team gear up for new season [SF Chronicle]
Paul Muniz, advocate for children, dies [SF Chronicle]
Cal science historian Roger Hahn passes away [UCB News]
Wildfire plan heats up debate over protecting East Bay hills from catastrophic fires [SJ Mercury]
Coach Jeff Tedford upbeat as Cal fall camp starts [SF Gate]
Photo: CV Starr East Asian window closeup by K.Oliver/Berkeleyside Flickr pool
Look what the dueling Whole Foods parking lot videos has spawned.
Now, in fine style, DJDave has come back with DJDave, U Not BERKELEY Enough, featuring LaeCharles. Have a listen, and see how many Berkeley references you can spot.
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In a few weeks, a brand new, 145,000 sq. ft. building will open its doors in Berkeley. Architects, engineers and construction crews have been working on it for almost three years, and the scale of the endeavor cannot be underestimated. However it’s likely you haven’t even spotted this building; and, even when it’s fully operational by the beginning of next year, it will continue to be largely hidden from public view.
Cal’s new Student-Athlete High Performance Center, built at a cost of $150 million in private donations, has been designed to be almost entirely invisible. Sited largely underground, it hugs the west side of the Memorial Stadium. From the street, the facility appears to be simply a long, stone-clad wall which follows the curve of the stadium.
“The beauty of the design is that it maximizes views of the stadium and keeps that as the architectural focus,” said Bob Milano, Assistant Athletic Director at UC Berkeley as he took this reporter on a tour.
The night was less than balmy, but that didn’t deter around 250 people making their way to Center Street Saturday evening for the first of four Summer Cinema free outdoor screenings.
Some participants brought their own chairs and blankets, others rented fold-up chairs at the booth of the organizers, the Downtown Berkeley Association. Radiant Brand’s Steven Donaldson was spotted carrying in a whole selection of seating possibilities, including a wooden chair wrenched from the ground in his garden.
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