Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue hit by hard times, needs a makeover [NYT]
When Berkeley’s Home Street was a street of homes [Patch]
Lost passport in Paris connects student to ’49 UC Berkeley alumna [UCB]
Future funding for city’s childcare programs under threat [Daily Cal]
The making of a Cal feature film: high art and rubber duckies [UCB]
Les Waters bids Berkeley Rep adieu with “Red” [Stark Insider]
Berkeley rapper Lil B pays homage to East Bay skateboarder [Patch]
The owners of the old Sequoia Building site on the corner of Telegraph and Haste last week submitted plans to the city of Berkeley to enable them to reopen Raleigh’s and Café Intermezzo, two restaurant businesses that were gutted by the fire that destroyed the 1916 building on November 18th, 2011. If approved, the plans would also allow them to launch Gabriella’s, a restaurant they owned but had not yet opened on the site, and which also burned down.
In 2004, when Matt Olson was 12, he was captivated by Ken Jennings, the 30-year old man who won 74 Jeopardy! Games in a row. It was the longest-winning streak ever on the popular game show and Jennings’ success catapulted him into national celebrity.
Annie Baker tackles heavyweight and potentially sensitive subjects in “Body Awareness”, which premiered at the Aurora Theatre last Friday. The sharply written, tightly wound play manages to be at once entertaining, funny and thought-provoking, which is testament to the skills of the 28-year-old playwright.
Sandy Friedland, who walks all around Berkeley, spotted an unusual sight Saturday on her early morning stroll.
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