A former Chez Panisse pastry chef on the birthday weekend [David Lebovitz]
Berkeley home sales helped by the university [On the Block]
Realm charter school opens [Daily Cal]
Berkeley Historical Society highlights Consumer Cooperative [Patch]
Highlights from UC’s fall performance calendar [UCB News]
Community raises money for Berkeley High custodian [Mercury News]
Today was the first day of school for over 9,000 students in the Berkeley Unified School District.
Violent crime in Berkeley declined by 4% in the first half of 2011, while property crime declined by 16%, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Berkeley Police Department.
TROVELESS After six years in Berkeley, interior design and home furnishings store Trove will shutter its two outlets at Gilman Village — but only once it has sold off all its inventory. Bargains are in order now with most items discounted 60-75%. Owner Diane Haydon says she plans to take up painting again.
Documentary filmmaking is intrusive by nature: filmmakers must gain the trust and respect of their subjects long before the cameras begin to roll. In the early ‘90s, documentarian Steve James earned the trust of Chicago’s Gates and Agee families, resulting in 1994’s Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams. No one-trick pony, James demonstrated similar skill with 2002’s Stevie, in which he revisited a deeply troubled young man he’d previously mentored as a Big Brother.
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