Daily Archives: August 26, 2011
Cal’s Sean Catthouse leads on and off the field [Mercury News]
Fort Mason art exhibition, SEAT, highlights UC Extension staff [Market Watch]
Senator Hancock’s proposal to repeal death penalty lacks supports [Chronicle]
Panasonic supports solar vehicle teams from Berkeley, Stanford [Market Watch]
City to build $15 million in housing for mentally ill homeless [Daily Cal]
Senator Hancock acts to thwart Amazon referendum [Chronicle]
Three arrested in groping incidents [Berkeley Voice]
Popup bar to appear at Acme Bar [SF Weekly]
Photo: Fringed passion flower, by tracymcbride/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Berkeleyside would like to take a minute to express its gratitude to our current advertisers: Alameda Webster Street Jam, Amoeba Music, Axis Optical, Bernardo Lopez Garden Design & Installation, Carolyn Jones at The Grubb Company, Dan Suich, Downtown Berkeley Association, Ecology Center Store, Energy Upgrade California, Focal Point, Gather Restaurant, The Grubb Company, Hotel Shattuck Plaza/Five Restaurant, Moe’s Books, Park Day School, Photo Laboratory, Saint Mary’s College of California, SF Mime Troupe, Telegraph Berkeley, UC Berkeley Capital Projects, UC … Continue reading »
Potentially lost in the tsunami of stories of all things Chez Panisse this week — see yesterday’s Berkeleyside Wire and this post today for a fraction of the coverage circulating in anticipation of the 40th anniversary celebrations that start in earnest tonight — is the fact that the weekend long festivities are, at their heart, a series of fundraisers for the newly launched Edible Schoolyard Project, a national hub designed to broaden the reach … Continue reading »
On September 1, Berkeleyside will launch the Berkeleyside Events Calendar. The calendar will, we hope, build to become a wide-ranging, comprehensive one-stop-shop for our readers to find out what’s happening where and when in Berkeley and the surrounding area — be it concerts, theater, classes, community gatherings, or fundraisers.
If this move is overdue, it’s because we have been on the hunt for excellent calendar software — we road-tested a few while we searched for something robust, flexible and easy … Continue reading »
The next few days in Berkeley will be all about Alice. You know, Alice Waters. Forty years ago, on August 28, 1971, she opened Chez Panisse in a small shingled building on Shattuck Avenue. The inaugural dinner consisted of pate en croute, duck with olives, salad, and almond torte. The dinner was a few hours late, cobbled together by a number of well-meaning but amateur chefs, but it was good. And fresh. And it started a transformation in California cuisine … Continue reading »
On Tuesday, Aaron and Monica Rocchino quietly opened the doors to their new business, an artisan butcher shop where the term “snout to tail” really comes into its own.
The Local Butcher Shop, in the old Red Hanger Kleaners space on Cedar Street in the Gourmet Ghetto, has already attracted dozens of curious foodies.
One-on-one customer service, offering cuts of meat hewed from whole carcasses, is the principal order of business. But providing some meat — most likely beef — to … Continue reading »
A three block stretch of Telegraph Avenue will be transformed Sunday into an international music festival featuring live indie bands, chamber orchestras, and jazz ensembles.
It’s the third annual LastSundaysFest, Telegraph Avenue’s street party, done in a way that only Telegraph can do. The festival’s motto is “The World Comes to Telegraph.” In addition to a plethora of bands, there will be delicious street food, crafts, and offerings from the dozens of shops that line the street.
The festival … Continue reading »