- 08/28/2013 - Free Outdoor Screening in the BAM/PFA Sculpture Garden
- 08/27/2013 - MARK EPSTEIN / The Trauma of Everyday Life
- 08/24/2013 - The goat Rodeo Sessions
- 08/20/2013 - Yang Fudong and Philippe Pirotte in Conversation
- 08/03/2013 - Book Signing and Discussion with Dave Kehr, followed by The Lawless Breed
Daily Archives: February 29, 2012
KPFA listeners want recall of board member [Contra Costa Times]
Counterculture art in “State of Mind” at Berkeley Art Museum [Mercury News]
UC Berkeley student in a coma after fall from frat house [Daily Cal]
Before the break: the highs and hopes of Daniel DeWitt’s life [Patch]
“Land Use” at Brower Center examines pastoral lives [SFBG]
Bicycle friendly business awards: call for entries [EBBC]
Dow Chemical gives $3.5m gift to Cal Chemistry College [Daily Cal]
Photo: Red3, by KeirL/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
A two-alarm fire that broke out at 4:02 am this morning in a vacant, mixed use building at 833 Bancroft Way was set intentionally, according to Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong,
There were multiple fires in the building which caused an estimated $15,000 worth of damage.
The fires were extinguished by 4:59 am, and there were no injuries to firefighers or civilians.
Because the fire department determined that the cause of the fire was arson, it has been referred … Continue reading »
Frederick Wiseman has made 37 award-winning documentaries, beginning with Titicut Follies (1967), a stark graphic portrayal of the conditions at the Massachusetts State Prison for the Criminally Insane. Now, after a long career of hard-hitting exposés, Wiseman has gone from one kind of crazy house to another – the Crazy Horse.
The legendary Paris exotic dance show, the Crazy Horse, is famous worldwide as the premier venue for sophisticated and sensual female nudity. Crazy Horse’s uniqueness is based upon gorgeous, classically trained dancers bathed in richly colored and textured lighting designs. Its luxurious setting in a group of aged wine cellars on avenue George V adds to its allure of nude chic. … Continue reading »
The growth of Greenerprinter, West Berkeley’s eco-friendly printer, serves as an object lesson in the risks, twists and turns entrepreneurial businesses need to navigate.
When Mario Assadi, founder and CEO of Greenerprinter, started the company in 1987, he had a freshly minted degree in mechanical engineering but was impatient to do something on his own. Desktop publishing — fuelled by the Apple Macintosh and Adobe PageMaker — was burgeoning, and he started a pre-press company, then called Tulip Graphics, on University Avenue.
He handled the changing technology and demand sufficiently to open another office in San Francisco in 1993, to be close to the ad agencies that were big purchasers of his services. And, like so many other businesses at the time, he found himself in the middle of the dotcom boom. … Continue reading »
Councilmember Susan Wengraf (District 6) has called a town hall meeting to discuss public safety in the wake of the Feb. 18 murder of Peter Cukor outside his home in north Berkeley. Police Chief Michael Meehan and City Manager Christine Daniel will both be in attendance, as will a supervising dispatcher, and BPD Area Coordinator Officer Byron White.
In a communication to her constituents, Wengraf wrote that she was saddened and disturbed by the murder. “The circumstances surrounding the incident have raised many concerns about safety and police protection. I have talked to some of you personally and others by email. However, given the nature of the incident, I think that a public meeting where you all have an opportunity to voice your concerns and get answers to your questions directly from the Police Chief would be in the best interests of our community.” … Continue reading »
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.
Update, 9:42 am: Reader “Tired” identified this sign as being on the Veteran’s Building at 1931 Center Street. Congratulations, Tired, on being this week’s winner — and hope you get some sleep soon!
Photo: Sandy Friedland.