Daily Archives: February 27, 2012
Berkeley Lab staff mentor high school girls in science [Berkeley Lab]
UC Berkeley Law School: an incubator for leaders [Chronicle]
Alice Waters has plenty on her table [Miami Herald]
UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium [Urban Sketchers SF Bay]
UC grad student found dead in apartment [KCBS]
Berkeley’s Esko Bionics sells first set of robot legs [Singularity Hub]
Photo: Moon 02.25.12, by Ira Serkes/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
A 20-year old Cal student who fell almost three stories Saturday night after climbing down a drainpipe on the side of a fraternity suffered serious head injuries and blood loss, according to police.
The young man, whom police have not identified, fell from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 2395 Piedmont Avenue around 11:34 pm when the drainpipe detached from the building. He landed in a pathway below, hitting his head and suffering other injuries, according to police.
The student showed signs of drunkenness, said police. … Continue reading »
Bebo Turman describes the household at 1722 Ninth Street in Berkeley as “the neighbors from hell.”
For more than 30 years the home, near Virginia Street in west Berkeley, has been a hotbed of criminal activity and civic non-compliance, according to testimony given by Berkeley police and staff at a hearing of the Zoning Adjustments Board last Thursday. There have been more than 40 criminal-related reports, including cases of illegal weapons possession, drug use, theft, using the house to trade in stolen goods, public drunkenness, and excessive noise, according to BPD officer Cesar Melero.
It is the “nexus for drug activity in the neighborhood,” said one police officer.
Fifteen people with Alameda County criminal records have used the house as their address of record, and some are associated with the city’s notorious Westside gang, said Sgt Peter Hong. … Continue reading »
Berkeley High School organized three very different events last week.
The Black Scholars Awards were held on Thursday evening . This ceremony honored the school’s 205 Afro-American students with a 3.0 GPA or greater.
On Saturday, students celebrated Mardi Gras with a ball at the Jack London Aquatic Center.
Also that night, hundreds of friends and family gathered at Longfellow Middle School to remember the late Terry Doran who taught at BHS for 33 years and was school board president/director for eight years.
Berkeleysider Neil Mishalov went by Gioia Pizzeria on Saturday and saw that the popular restaurant has gotten a quick serve restaurant license from Berkeley. The stools at the interior banquet, which were removed in late January, have returned, making it all that much easier to eat Gioia’s slices of formaggio, fungi, and other flavors.
Councilmember Laurie Capitelli stepped into the fray when it turned out that Gioia had been operating without the proper permits since its opening in 2004. (The issue prompted a significant response from readers when we reported it in early February with no less than 85 comments. This is, after all, Berkeleysiders’ favorite pizza joint in town.)
The restaurant actually hurt its own cause when it found out, for the owners applied for a much more difficult to obtain permit when all they needed to do was submit some standard paperwork to the Planning Department, said Capitelli. He helped sort things out. … Continue reading »