Daily Archives: March 29, 2012
A shooting tonight in Berkeley at Sacramento and Oregon streets near Bob’s Liquor store at around 7:30pm resulted in one known male victim being transported to Highland Hospital’s trauma unit.
The condition of the victim is unknown and, at 9:00 pm, there were no further details available.
Police were on still the scene at 9:00pm and requesting reserve units for the investigation.
A resident who lives near the crime scene reported to Berkeleyside hearing eight gunshots at around 7:40pm.
We will … Continue reading »
City Council to weigh in on charges against Occupy Cal protesters [Daily Cal]
Reviewed: “Red” at Berkeley Rep [Mercury News]
UC Berkeley chided for accidental sale of artwork [Coco Times]
CIR-Bay Citizen merger likely to mean major coverage shift [Bay Citizen]
Berkeley-based Annie’s rocks the stock market on opening day [NYT]
Photo: Pelican and pied-billed grebe, by TJ Gehling/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Several hundred Berkeley High School students left their classes Thursday afternoon to stage a rally calling for justice for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old high schooler who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26.
Students, some of them wearing hoodies with the hoods up and carrying packets of Skittles and cans of iced tea, as was Martin on the day he died, gathered at 2:45 pm in the main courtyard at BHS before marching off campus, down Allston Way to convene outside Old City Hall.
There, they were addressed first by Berkeley High student Nikko Butler, who was using a megaphone to organize and speak to the rally. Several representatives of the Nation of Islam also addressed the crowd. … Continue reading »
Tonight, at Builders Booksource on Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Kathleen Brenzel will introduce the new, ninth, edition of the “Sunset Western Garden Book“, the iconic gardening bible which is in its 80th year.
Brenzel, Sunset’s Garden Editor, paused on her busy book tour to answer some questions posed by Berkeleyside. Naturally we selected to focus on Berkeley.
What do you think of when you think of Berkeley and gardening?
Diversity. Woodland, meadow, and even tropical gardens thrive here. … Continue reading »
The Junius Courtney Big Band was born in Berkeley, and it’s entirely fitting that the irrepressibly swinging 19-piece ensemble kicks off a series of events celebrating its 50th anniversary with a dance party Friday at Freight & Salvage, a venue that has hosted the band regularly for the past decade.
While the band’s namesake founder, an ebullient trumpeter and vocalist, passed away in 2003, his son, drummer Nat Courtney, has kept the JCBB rolling, the most visible legacy of a family with deep Berkeley ties. Propelled by the dogged efforts of trombonist Pat Mullan, who spent many years working as a librarian in downtown branch of the Berkeley Public Library, the orchestra is built around a core of long-time members, including trumpeter and music director George Spencer and bassist Terry Hilliard, a Bay Area jazz stalwart who provided the clave groove on Cal Tjader’s Latin jazz classic “Soul Sauce.” Trumpeter Frank Fisher and pianist Roberta Mandel both started performing with Junius Courtney in the 1960s. … Continue reading »
By Will Rohrer
Lindsay Gottlieb already had Brittany Boyd’s number. The Cal’s women’s basketball coach recalls her whirlwind inauguration as the head of UC Berkeley’s program last April: “I was flying up here and was excited to meet the current team, but the first priority became… recruits. I was in the car on the way to the press conference and Brittany Boyd was already in my phone.”
Even if you’re not a big sports fan, it’s likely you will have heard Brittany Boyd’s name mentioned over the past few weeks.
The Cal women’s basketball team just concluded a strong year, featuring a 25-10 record, a second place finish in the Pac-12, and an NCAA tournament appearance. One reason for their success is first-year player Boyd, who was selected to the Pac-12 all-freshman team. … Continue reading »
Berkeley residents are some of the best recyclers in Alameda County, according to a new report by StopWaste.org. The report covers the years 1995-2010 and shows that Berkeleyans divert 76% of their waste away from landfills and towards recycling, composting and re-use.
“The City Council set a goal of 75% diversion by 2010, and our community has met that challenge,” said Interim City Manager Christine Daniel. “The City has steadily expanded our recycling programs since 1995, and Berkeley residents have taken full advantage of them.”
Albany was the top scorer in the county with an 83% diversion rate in 2010, and Berkeley was also beaten by Emeryville and Union City which both achieved 77%. Piedmont came in bottom with a lowly 59%, while Oakland scores a more respectable 65%. … Continue reading »