The Berkeley Wire: 12.13.11

The Marsh to present Don Reed’s “The Kipling Hotel” [Theater Mania]
Berkeley schools see more out-of-district students [Patch]
Diesel spill reaches Berkeley marina [CC Times]
Oil spill into Strawberry Creek triggers concern over wildlife [Daily Cal]
Saul Perlmutter receives Nobel Prize in Stockholm [UCB News]
Despite more residents, energy consumption declines [City of Berkeley]
Berkeley’s Ayelet Waldman and Micah White “fascinating” [Chronicle]
Cal to announce financial aid program for middle income families [UCB]
UC budget slashed by $100 million [Daily Cal]
Spare the Air day declared for Wednesday 14th [Spare the Air]
Sandre Swanson to challenge Loni Hancock for state senate [Tribune]

Photo: Christmas lights on The Arlington, by Ira Serkes/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.