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Berkeleysider Greg Merritt caught sight of “a fleeting (incredibly minor) historical event” on his mobile phone yesterday morning: the move of the hand-carved wooden Persephone figurehead from the former UC Berkeley Water Resources Center Archives to her new home on the walls of the campus’ Naval Architecture building.
An estimated 30-35 people were displaced by the two-alarm fire that blazed for nearly four hours in the early hours of Thursday morning leaving the apartment building at 2227 Dwight Way gutted, and forcing the temporary evacuation of neighboring buildings. About 10-12 of those were residents of the building that burned.
After seven years of trying, including an approved plan that was then rescinded in 2009, a Downtown Area Plan for Berkeley (DAP) looks close to passage.
The journey around Berkeley -- and the globe -- continues with part two of our ethnic eats roundup.
The Berkeley Police Department was unable to compile its narrative blotter this week because of other commitments. This is a snapshot of Berkeley police activity this week. You can also see the redacted list of BPD’s calls for service last week on a Google spreadsheet.
Alice Waters came to Café Fanny Friday morning with a funeral wreath to commemorate the closing of the café she opened 28 years ago.
An estimated 150-200 people turned out on Thursday evening to Northbrae Community Church on The Alameda in north Berkeley to ask the Berkeley Police Department about their response to the Feb. 18 murder of Park Hills resident Peter Cukor.