Elmwood Café resurrects community institution [Inside Bay Area]
Berkeley reconsiders J-Street rejection following public uproar [Haaretz]
Concerns raised over drugs, alcohol, truancy near Occupy Berkeley [Daily Cal]
Feed your inner Scandinavian at Nordic House [Bay Area Bites]
Cal Chancellor speech to ASUC cut short by protesters [Daily Cal]
Friday declared a Spare the Air day, third in a row [Spare the Air]
$5.6m put up to recruit stem cell researcher to UC Berkeley [BizJournals]
Update, 4:40 pm: In a release issued at 4:16 pm, BUSD Superintendent Bill Huyett states: “As a school district, we take this kind of allegation very seriously. We do a thorough investigation in all cases, and we take the appropriate action when it is warranted, and furthermore, the school district does not admit to any wrongdoing in this case.” The statement also confirms Berkeleyside’s reporting that the case has not yet been settled.
In these belt-tightening times, it’s edifying to recall just how little gold it takes to create a golden age. On Friday and Saturday the Old Friends Festival brings together more than two-dozen musicians active on the Bay Area creative music scene in the 1990s. While high tech was booming, the scene thrived on a shoestring, with a handful of venues serving as sonic petrie dishes for some truly inspired musical experiments.
That bottle of extra virgin olive oil you take off the grocery store shelf may not be what you think it is.
By Pete Rosos
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