Daily Archives: August 17, 2011


The Berkeley Wire: 08.17.11

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Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi takes to Twitter

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Students may be still enjoying long lie-ins and hours of minimal activity, but for Berkeley school faculty, the vacations are all but over as they prep for the new semester.

Witness Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi who has opened a Twitter account (@bhsinfo) and is already well at ease with the medium, providing information on dates class schedules will be available, details of assessments being devised by staff — even putting out recruitment notices.

Scuderi has … Continue reading »

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Berkeley High students draw the human condition

Students in the Advanced Painting and Drawing class show their collaborative work. Photo: Eric Norberg
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“The Human Condition”, an exhibition of large charcoal drawings by Berkeley High students is on display at the Addison Street Windows Gallery until September 15. The drawings were done by collaborative groups of three or four students in the Advanced Painting and Drawing class in the Academic Choice school at BHS last semester.

The works are based on printed media depictions of current events, ranging from the Haitian earthquake to the Arab Spring demonstrations in Cairo to labor protests in … Continue reading »

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Ebbett’s Good to Go debuts tonight at Off The Grid

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Finally, the local gals get to park their food truck close to home. The duo behind Ebbett’s Good to Go, which currently hawks gourmet sandwiches to the lunchtime office set in Emeryville and San Francisco, will bring their mobile eatery to serve their neighbors at Off The Grid North Berkeley tonight.

Regular readers of this site may recall that these two food-loving moms, who live in Berkeley, set out this time last year to run a lunchtime food … Continue reading »

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Me and You and Miranda July and Berkeley

Miranda July and Hamish Linklater in The Future
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Miranda July’s films have been called everything from brilliant to hip to irritating, but they do one thing for certain: capture attention.

The first film made by the Berkeley-raised filmmaker, Me and You and Everyone We Know, was released in 2005 and promptly won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Film critic Roger Ebert said it had a “fragile magic.”

July’s second film, The Future, will be … 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, 12.25pm: Huck Ohare is this week’s winner having guessed correctly that this is on Colusa near Thousand Oaks. Congratulations, Huck. Rachel, who took the photo, says the car hasn’t been moved in years and there are seasons of oak leaves surrounding it and on the driveway!

Photo: Rachel Anderson.

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