Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

Monday 5th, 7-9pm: Startup Berkeley Forum

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Is Berkeley’s reputation as a business-hostile place merited? Are things changing for the better? How can one nurture innovation here?

Startup Berkeley, which takes place at the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley, is an essential evening if you’re an entrepreneur, are thinking of launching a business, or are simply interested in discussing how to improve the business climate in Berkeley.

Startup Berkeley will feature the following panelists:

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Best of Berkeleyside: This week’s most popular posts

The start of our ethnic food A to Z included a guide to Bibimbap in Berkeley.

A West Berkeley home is the “nexus for drug activity in the neighborhood”, according to a Berkeley police officer. After years of crime and civic non-compliance at the Ninth Street home, the Zoning Adjustments Board declared the house a public nuisance. The City Council will soon consider whether to order the home to be vacated.

The 300 restaurants in Berkeley offer an encyclopedia of world food (see photo above). Sarah Henry’s A to Z reached from Ajanta to Ippuku in its first installment.

The murder of Peter Cukor outside his house in the Berkeley Hills provoked questions about police response to a non-emergency call. Berkeleyside this week interviewed Police Chief Michael Meehan and his colleagues to delve into details of the response.

Berkeley High School’s head of security, Billy Keys, was arrested for one felony count of identity theft last week. Details emerged this week that the alleged crime concerned personal information stolen from a BHS teacher, which was used to pay utility bills.

A one-time art school student has turned into a one-woman anti-graffiti activist in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood. She’s doing the work that the city seems to neglect.

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Adopt a pet: Mammy, a friendly, easygoing cat

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Mammy was the “mascot” for two years at Merced Animal Shelter. Everyone loved her. When the shelter became too crowded for her to have her own space, she was going to be euthanized. The staff begged Milo to take this lovely cat, and we did, even though we knew that an 8-year old, toothless cat would not be an easy adoption!

Mammy’s foster mom’s notes: “Mammy is very friendly, easygoing, and not skittish at all. She just goes with the flow. Very quickly she made herself at home. She spends her time perching in the window or sleeping on my bed, looking for belly rubs, and is eager to meet new people.”

Mammy previously contracted the Herpes virus, which attacked her gums, hence Mammy has no teeth now. Her little tongue sticks out sometimes because of it. She only eats wet food, since she cannot chew hard dry food anymore. Herpes affects the upper respiratory system and causes a cat to sneeze, cough, or have a runny nose or eyes when having an outbreak. Mammy has been fostered in the East Bay since August, with never an outbreak. … Continue reading »

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