New bee-themed garden installation at UCB’s Botanical Garden [Chronicle]
Council discusses plan to improve city’s aging water infrastructure [Daily Cal]
School board seeks to improve data management with new post [Patch]
Cal coach begins fourth season with slightly more depth [WaPo]
Occupy Berkeley protestors urge city not to take police action [Daily Cal]
Berkeley couple in Marin County rollover [Marin Scope]
Life sentence in BHS student multiple murder case [Chronicle]
Former Cal rower receives posthumous inspiration award [UCB News Center]
The Berkeley Police Department sent fifteen officers to the Occupy Oakland demonstration Tuesday evening to support the Oakland Police in its efforts to break up the protests. “The Oakland Police Department (OPD) requested mutual aid through the Alameda County Mutual Aid Coordinator, who in turn requested mutual aid from various law enforcement agencies within the county,” BPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Mary C. Kusmiss told Berkeleyside.
Julia Scheeres was only eleven in 1978 when 918 people in Jonestown committed mass suicide. She learned of the episode when she spotted her family’s copies of Time and Newsweek, both of which featured cover photos of bloated bodies rotting in the jungle. Scheeres’ parents quickly realized the images were not appropriate for young children and spirited away the magazines.
The scene at MLK Park in downtown Berkeley was quiet on Wednesday morning in sharp contrast to the demonstrations and tear gas that engulfed Oakland Tuesday night. Despite a recent directive by City Manager Phil Kamlarz that people should not spend the night in the park, there were approximately 25 tents in the park. Protestors said they had not been disturbed by the Berkeley police. (more…)
The first (and only) time I visited Ireland, I was 21 and in the middle of my art history studies. Upon stepping off the ferry from France I exclaimed, “I love the juxtaposition of green against the gray sky!” Spoken like a true art history major.
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