The Berkeley Wire: 01.13.12

UC picks new vendor for shuttle buses, but retains drivers [UCB News]
Cleanup of diesel fuel in Strawberry Creek is winding down [UCB News]
MLK Day events and closures [Patch]
From Syria to Berkeley High School [BHS Jacket]
Berkeley’s filmmaker’s documentary on apartheid is “monumental” [Chronicle]
Author ponders what’s a “true-life” novel? [Talking Writing]

Photo: Outcove II, by dak1b2006/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.