Update, 11.02.11, 12:42 am: Power was restored in Berkeley at 12:22 am on Wednesday, according to PG&E spokesperson J.D. Guidi. The cause of the outage has not yet been determined, he said.
After early struggles Berkeley High football team hits stride [Chronicle]
Berkeley pianist Daniel Walden a winner in Oberlin concerto competition [Oberlin]
Soccer games and Occupy Berkeley coexist peacefully [DryStoneGarden]
Michael Lewis to write script for his book “Liar’s Poker” [Hollywood Reporter]
UC Berkeley protest to join Occupy Oakland protest [Daily Cal]
Occupy Berkeley to travel together to Occupy Oakland [Occupy Oakland]
Exhibit showcases William Keith, with scenes of 1800s Berkeley [Bay Nature]
Interactive map of 2011 sales of Berkeley homes [Ira Serkes]
Halloween may be behind us, but tomorrow offers the opportunity to continue in a similar vein with the Gourmet Ghetto’s Dia le los Muertos celebration.
LOCAL BREWS Peet’s Coffee & Tea has introduced two very Berkeley-centric blends: Café Solano and Café Domingo, in honor of two of their Berkeley stores on Domingo Avenue and Solano Avenue. Café Domingo is described as a smooth, balanced and medium-bodied Latin American blend “with hints of toffee sweetness and a clean, crisp finish”. While Café Solano is “a lively and aromatic medium roast coffee. Perfectly rounded with floral notes and a subtle fruit essence”. Peet’s was, of course, founded in Berkeley in 1966, and is about to open its 9th store in the city on the corner of College Avenue and Alcatraz.
Berkeley residents can claim rebates up to the value of $6,300 for implementing energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. And they can learn all about the what, where and how at a Berkeley Home Energy Efficiency Forum happening tomorrow, November 2nd, in Berkeley.
As the mother of seven daughters who started going through high school in the 1960s, Merrilee Trost thought she had hit on a foolproof plan to help keep the kids away from drugs. Born on the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, she herself had grown up in Kansas City, Mo. soaking up the riffing, rollicking blues of the Count Basie Orchestra while nursing a cola.