Berkeley fire deals blow to Telegraph Avenue cafe [Chronicle]
Berkeley’s unemployment rate drops to 9.6%, lowest this year [Daily Cal]
Berkeley struggles with student diversity in engineering [Science]
Berkeley wealth gap not caused by students [Bay Citizen]
Call for submissions for online art exhibition [510 Arts]
Snow in Berkeley? Yes, on December 4th [Another Bullwinkel]
Update, 11.24.11: The Berkeley Fire Department reports that all 68 residents of 2441 Haste Street have been accounted for. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries or fatalities as a result of the building’s five-alarm fire on November 18th.
HOT TO TROT Hot sandwich restaurant Toaster Oven is crossing the bridge to the East Bay and opening soon on Telegraph Avenue. The chain, which has three locations in San Francisco, serves meat and vegetarian grilled sandwiches, as well as breakfast sandwiches, shakes and cookies. Toaster Oven Berkeley will be at 2309 Telegraph, right next to Chipotle.
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau issued an apology today for police tactics during Occupy Cal protests on November 9 on campus.
Today at lunchtime kindergarteners at Jefferson Elementary School took part in a Berkeley Thanksgiving tradition that is believed to date back at least 25 years.
Cities and developers eagerly awaiting a decision on the second campus for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are going to have to wait a little longer. When the lab announced its program to find a second campus, the choice among the six shortlisted sites — three with footprints in Berkeley — was scheduled for this month. Today the lab announced it expected the decision in early 2012.
It’s summer time, and Laure (Zoé Héran) and her family have just moved to a new town. Wearing shorts, sneakers, and a pixie cut, the freckle-faced 10-year old girl could easily pass for a boy — and that’s exactly what she does in Celine Sciamma’s charming and pointed coming of age tale, Tomboy, opening this coming weekend at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas.
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