The Berkeley Wire: 01.24.12

Applications to UC Berkeley surge 17% [New York Times]
Berkeley’s Mint Leaf Indian restaurant celebrates four years [PRWeb]
Famed Berkeley High musicians eye trip to Cuba [CBS]
Children in west Berkeley to be tested for heavy metals [Oakland Tribune]
Community celebrates Ed Roberts Day at Cal [UCB News]
Original 1969 People’s Park leaflets found [HuffPo]

Photo: Car stalking in the rain, by Incidental Images/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.