A second medical cannabis collective has opened its doors in a commercial district, in apparent violation of Berkeley zoning laws. But the operator said he thinks a storefront in a strip of stores is less disruptive than bothering neighbors in a residential area.
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Update, 11.09.11: The office of Berkeley councilmember Max Anderson has issued a useful list of places where one can safely deposit unwanted medications in Alameda County. There follows a list of those closest to Berkeley:
Update, 9:45am: If there’s one thing this series of Berkeley earthquakes is good for, it is reminding us to get prepared for the eventuality of a big one. The 72 hours website does a good job of presenting the essential information about planning for a disaster. FAQs about earthquake preparedness can be found on the USGS website. And here’s the essential list of what you should have in store.
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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YOGA TAKEOVER San Francisco company Yoga Tree took over Berkeley’s Yoga Mandala on Telegraph on October 1. It’s the first East Bay outpost for Yoga Tree which offers a range of classes including vinyasa, hatha, pre- and post-natal and restorative yoga. A spokesperson said the studio would be maintaining the Yoga Mandala schedule until the end of October, after which it will introduce more classes, as well as new instructors. Yoga Tree is honoring all existing Yoga Mandala passes. The studio is at 2807 Telegraph Avenue, Tel: 510 486-1989.
If you own a car in Berkeley there’s a high chance you will have experienced the frustration of being ticketed, or even towed, for being parked in the wrong place at the wrong time on a street-sweeping day. Would a reminder, sent to you on your mobile phone, have prevented the mishap and saved you some money?
A couple of weeks ago, on learning that the protestors at Occupy Wall Street in New York had set up an on-site library, Berkeley author Arthur Blaustein suggested to Skyhorse Publishing, the publisher of his book, Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport: The Ultimate Volunteer Handbook that they give copies of the book to the library and to the protestors.
For more than two years, the homeless children at the Ursula Sherman Village on Harrison Street in West Berkeley only had an empty lot to play in. The decrepit play structure that had stood in the yard for years was shut down because it was no longer safe.
As Andronic's prepares to shutter its store on University Avenue, shoppers take advantage of the 50% discount on all dry groceries.