Daily Archives: January 20, 2012


The Berkeley Wire: 01.20.12

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Berkeleyside says thank you to our advertisers

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Berkeleyside would like to express its gratitude to our current advertisers:

Amoeba Music, Actors Ensemble of BerkeleyAshkenazBernardo Lopez Garden Design & InstallationBuy Local BerkeleyCarolyn Jones at The Grubb CompanyFocal PointGreener PrinterThe Grubb CompanyLehrhaus JudaicaMarsh InteriorsMcKevitt FiatPhoto LaboratoryTom Miller & Friends LawyersTravlyn Russell Tupperware, and UC Berkeley Optometry.

We encourage our readers to patronize these businesses and help stimulate the local economy. If you are interested … Continue reading »

Scholarship awarded in honor of child killed in Berkeley

Daniela Milian-Cavenecia and her daughter
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Daniela Milian-Cavenecia, a junior at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the first Zachary Michael Cruz Memorial Scholarship, which was established to preserve the memory of Zachary Cruz, who was run over and killed by a truck on a crosswalk in Berkeley in 2009 when he was five years old.

Frank Cruz, Zachary’s father, said he is thrilled they have found such a worthy candidate for the inaugural scholarship, which is worth $5,000 and will be awarded every semester.

“Daniela is a great student and has a great story,” he said.

Milian-Cavenecia, a single mother who transfered to Cal from Berkeley City College, is an undergraduate in Hispanic Languages and Bilingual Issues. Along with her academic achievements to date, she also has a history of community service, including as a volunteer interpreter for the cities of Berkeley and Oakland. … Continue reading »

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Darryl Kimble: 27 years cooking breakfast at Bette’s Diner

Chef Darryl Kimble takes a break from behind the stoves to talk breakfast. Photo: Sarah Henry
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In the restaurant business, chefs change jobs about as often as the lead in a Superbowl playoff. So to have stayed the course at one spot, worked your way up the ranks almost since the inception of a beloved eating institution, and still genuinely enjoy going to work every day, well, that’s worth noting.

Such is the case for Darryl Kimble, the manager at Bette’s Oceanview Diner on Fourth Street, which celebrates its 30th year in 2012. Kimble has been cooking there for 27 and a half years; he joined the kitchen crew at 19.

The perennially popular restaurant serves breakfast and lunch to an astounding 135,000 people a year, although it only sits about 50 inside. … Continue reading »

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Police blotter: Recent crime in Berkeley

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This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see Community CrimeView and Crimemapping.com.

Auto Burglary via lock Cheat – 3000 block of Hillegass Avenue – #2012-2967
Sometime between Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., an unknown suspect or suspects broke into a community member’s car. The Berkeley woman  told the BPD officer who responded to her call for service that she had parked her Honda Civic in her carport in the 3000 block of Hillegass Avenue the evening before. When she went to use the car at 8:00 a.m., she saw that the interior of the car was prowled and her iPod had been stolen. The victim was certain that all the doors or windows were locked. The suspects may have cheated the lock or used a shaved key to enter it.

Auto Burglary via window smash – The Uplands and Claremont Avenue – #2012-2998
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a Piedmont woman parked her Mercedes on The Uplands just east of Claremont Avenue. She placed her MacBook Pro under her fur coat in the backseat. When she returned to her car, she saw that the right rear passenger window had been smashed and the laptop was gone. … Continue reading »

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