Berkeley doctor’s solar suitcase saves lives in poor nations [Chronicle]
Wind, overgrown trees and brush still a hazard in the hills [Tribune]
BUSD and Council plan move out of City Hall [Daily Cal]
Billionaire may buy Berkeley’s occupied public housing [Bay View]
UC grads freed from Iran to speak at Occupy Oakland [Oakland Tribune]
Actor Johnny Depp at Cal tonight for “Rum Diary” screening [Daily Cal]
Man starts project to “out” BUSD students who live elsewhere [Patch]
Joshu-ya gets a redo [Mercury News]
College provides unexpected money lessons for Cal freshman [Daily Breeze]
UC journalism professor wins Daniel Pearl Award [School of Journalism]
The new owners of Andronico’s Markets announced Monday that they will close the store at 1414 University Avenue, but will not shutter the other three locations in Berkeley.
Urban Adamah, a community organic farm and Jewish environmental education center on Parker and San Pablo, celebrated the holiday of Sukkot on Sunday. There was music, yoga in the sun, a food festival, and good eats. People were asked to bring a can of food to donate to local food banks. Sukkot is a celebration of the harvest.
Constance Minzey Holton, community volunteer and world traveler, died on October 5, 2011, in Oakland, California, of cancer at age 86.
Berkeley’s program of handing out free bike helmets to encourage more cycling is ending today. Your last chance for the free helmet is to go to the Public Health Division of the Department of Health Services at 1947 Center Street before 5 p.m. today. According to Nancy Xiong in the unit, the city has given out more than 1,400 helmets through the program.
Will Wright’s home was one of the first to burn in the Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm. His quick thinking in fleeing without delay probably saved his life, and that of his first wife and immediate neighbors whom he took with him. The experience also had another consequence: It inspired him to create what became the best-selling personal computer game in history.
Berkeley's Peace & Justice Commission wants the city to send a letter to President Obama, demanding he take off the name "Geronimo" from the operation that killed Bin Laden.
Many people turned out on Sunday for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Fountain at the Circle in north Berkeley. But, despite the beloved landmark being the center of attention, it was a hat which threatened to steal the show.
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