Daily Archives: February 13, 2012
UC Berkeley participates in recycling competition [Daily Cal]
Five burrowing owls return to Berkeley Marina [EBX]
Reviewed: “A Theory of Small Earthquakes” by Meredith Maran [Chronicle]
UC cop cleared in civil rights court case [Mercury News]
Raising backyard chickens can be heartbreaking [KERA news]
Student coalition, Cal chancellor urge overturning of Prop. 209 [UCB]
Annotated agenda for Feb. 14th City Council meeting [Daily Cal]
Information meeting on plans for I-80, other highways, tonight [CofC]
Photo: Like to ride, by 2812 photography/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
The wet weather did not deter a group of protesters from setting up a new Occupy Cal tent settlement on the steps of Sproul Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus.
The group set up five tents on Thursday Feb. 9 to commemorate the three-month anniversary of the Nov. 9th 2011 protest, when 40 people were arrested in a violent clash with police. The encampment has since grown to seven tents, despite university regulations prohibiting overnight camping.
While you wouldn’t know it to look out the window this morning, spring is quietly “springing” all around Berkeley and Berkeleysiders pulled out their cameras over the weekend to capture some of the beautiful early blossoms.
Berkeleyside is delighted to announce that Autodesk has signed on as a sponsor of the Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley, which takes place on Monday March 5th in downtown Berkeley.
“Autodesk is interested in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, and a Berkeley resident. “Berkeley, as a whole, has underperformed in these areas and we would like to help change that. Berkeley has a world-class university and thousands of brilliant, creative and imaginative people and we’re thrilled to see a dialog taking place about shaping the future of the community.”
Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, with its headquarters in San Rafael. It has been included in Fast Company’s list of the world’s most innovative companies, and is on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
Bass was a speaker at the recent TEDxBerkeley and a featured panelist at Berkeleyside’s inaugural Local Business Forum last year, along with Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired. … Continue reading »
By Tim Sullivan
On Sunday, Berkeley’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church took part in a national preach-in on global warming which linked hundreds of congregations across the country together as they reflected on their responsibility towards the planet and social action.
The Reverend Arthur Boone linked the responsibility for Christians to act on the issue of global warming to Christ’s admonition to love one another. Citing Paul’s letter to the Corinthians “Love does not insist on its own way…,” the Reverend argued that the United States, with 3% of the world’s population, cannot in good conscience continue to consumer 25% of the world’s energy resources. “If we are to love our fellow humans, we cannot insist on our own way of consuming ever more energy,” he said. … Continue reading »