Google Offers signs up to sponsor Berkeley’s Spice of Life festival [EBX]
Berkeley considers phone book crackdown [Chronicle]
Berkeley man bitten by harbor seal during race in Bay [ABC7]
Open house at Berkeley school for Deaf Awareness Week [CEID]
Police seek suspect in violent rape attempt [Berkeley Voice]
UC seeks outside students to pay for cyber courses [AP]
Berkeley High to report student robberies to police [Berkeley Voice]
Naval Architecture Building wins preservation award [SF Chronicle]
WikiLeaks cables mention Cal graduates [Eats, Shoots, n’ Leaves]
Berkeley library to hold panel on school violence [BPL]
In the last week, there have been an inordinately high number of burglaries in the north Berkeley hills, and police are warning residents to be sure to lock their doors and shut their windows.
The complicated relationship between UC Berkeley and the City of Berkeley, sometimes rewarding, sometimes vexed, will come under the spotlight this fall in a series of discussions titled The University and the City: Ideas for Partnership.
COFFEE CLOSE-UPS Peet’s Tea & Coffee is to open a new store in the old A’Cuppa Tea space on the corner of College and Alcatraz Avenues, no doubt sending shivers down the spines of Cole Coffee aficionados which is at the other end of the block at 2007 College. It will be the ninth Berkeley store for Peet’s which was founded in the city in 1966. As we reported in July, A’Cuppa Tea is shunting down to 2992 College in the Elmwood, into one of the spaces formerly occupied by H. Tulanian & Sons Oriental Rug Cleaning & Repair.
Update, 3:25pm: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he intends to release Fattal and Bauer and grant them a “unilateral pardon”. Ahmadinejad told The Washington Post: “I am helping to arrange for their release in a couple of days so they will be able to return home.” Newsy provides a video summary of the news coverage so far of the hikers’ possible release
For many years, director Floyd Mutrux’s 1971 feature Dusty and Sweets McGee was as good as lost. Buried beneath a mountain of lawsuits revolving around music clearance issues (and hardly a good commercial proposition to begin with), it spent most of its days resting comfortably in a climate-controlled studio vault. It was a film few expected to see again outside the confines of a Warner Brothers’ screening room.
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