Music makers: Berkeley School students build instruments [Chronicle]
NCS title? No problem for Berkeley girls [Oakland Tribune]
Sense of trust damaged at BHS after official’s arrest [Coco Times]
Farrakhan and UC Berkeley’s free speech fallacy [Daily Cal]
East Bay parks accepting summer camp registrations [Mercury News]
Ray Colvig: announced UC Berkeley news to nation [Chronicle]
“Harmoniously raised” salmon debuts at Berkeley Bowl [FIS]
Three UC Berkeley students and one professor have been charged with resisting arrest and other charges in connection with their participation in a Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest.
All Berkeleyans know that our city is not short of opinion on just about any subject under the sun. We’ve shied away from providing opinion on Berkeleyside, feeling that the core of what we do is news and we didn’t want to distract from that.
In this day and age, when UC Berkeley is cutting staff and its budget and raising student fees, it’s hard to imagine a time when the school saw no bounds to its growth.
Café Fanny, which is co-owned by Chez Panisse restaurateur Alice Waters, is closing. Tomorrow will be the café’s last day, according to staff at the popular eatery who were only informed of the development today.
Three years ago, the City of Berkeley, the Berkeley Unified School District, the UC Berkeley campus, and United in Action, a community-based, multi-ethnic coalition, began working together on a collaborative effort to improve our kid’s futures. Our institutions are committed to eliminating the disparities in health and educational outcomes, but we had never worked hand in hand to achieve our goals.
In a top-secret location in Berkeley, Patrick Kennedy is showing a reporter around a tiny living space — so compact in fact that, at 160 sq ft, it is the smallest apartment one is legally allowed to build.
Update, 6:20pm: The City of Berkeley has made a preliminary finding that the fire was accidental in nature and started in a water-heater closet. Damage is estimated to be at least $1 million to the 3-story, 6-unit building. Dwight Way has one lane closed, but is otherwise open to traffic. The fire-damaged building has been red-tagged by the City’s building official, designating it as unsafe to enter. Because of the risk that the fire-damaged building could collapse, several surrounding buildings received yellow tags. The yellow tag designation generally means that the building is unsafe to live in, but residents can enter with a police escort in order to retrieve their belongings. Building access is limited to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (more…)
Trumpeter Ellen Seeling and saxophonist Jean Fineberg have never been the types to sit around and moan about injustice. When they got frustrated by the dearth of opportunities for women in Bay Area jazz orchestras, they went ahead and launched their own rip-roaring combo, the Montclair Women’s Big Band, which has earned a devoted following on the strength of its tight ensemble work and improvisational firepower.
Update, 8:09am: The fire has largely been contained. BFD still on scene checking for hot spots. View a full set of photos of firefighters working on the fire, taken by Ira Serkes who was up to shoot the moonset.