Phil Kamlarz, Berkeley’s City Manager for the past eight years, today announced his retirement. His last day on the job will be November 30th. Kamlarz has served the city for 36 years.
“Awesome Man” is super and maybe you are too [NPR]
Two Cal grads held in Iran tell or harrowing ordeal [Chronicle]
Cal Chancellor announces new NSF policies with First Lady [White House]
Berkeley Rep offers free arts education in local schools [Berkeley Rep]
Business is booming at Cal’s financial aid office [Bay Citizen]
Ades and the Calder Quartet mix it up on Cal campus [Coco Times]
If you’ve ever driven up Dwight Way and merged onto Telegraph, or if you’ve walked across the corner, you probably have noticed the problem with the pedestrian crossing on the intersection. The “slip right turn”, in the language of traffic engineers, leads vehicles around the corner without being delayed at the stoplight for those continuing east or turning north. The problem is that traffic speeds around the corner to confront a concealed pedestrian crossing.
A bake sale to be held on campus Tuesday by the Berkeley College Republicans that proposes to charge customers based on their race and gender has whipped up a storm of controversy and been picked up by myriad media.
The unexpected rain on Sunday in Berkeley didn’t put much of a damper on the 11th annual Spenger’s Restaurant Crabby Chefs Seafood Festival on Fourth Street. The drizzle stopped right before the 2 pm “Iron Chef” cook-off featuring chefs from seven local restaurants, schools, and catering companies.