Daily Archives: April 14, 2012


Best of Berkeleyside: This week’s most popular posts

Dramatic thunderstorms on Thursday brought a record number of lightning strikes in the Bay Area, including a number on the Bay Bridge. Photo: ABC Bay Area News

Planning issues and new buildings prompted a number of this week’s most popular stories. The reopening of the North Branch library last Saturday elicited huzzahs and smiles, although the joy was soured for some by the library’s decision to remove the celebratory yarnbombing. On a larger scale, Berkeleyside commenters were generally positive about the traditional design of Acheson Commons, which will transform a whole city block downtown. The continuing debate over the future of Telegraph Avenue has a focus in this weekend’s briefing and design charrette, which Berkeleyside previewed on Wednesday. We’ll report on the results this coming week. And a Berkeley preservation battle might be looming as a group is campaigning for a ballot measure to influence the development of the Berkeley Iceland building. … Continue reading »

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Adopt a Pet: Waffles, a little cat as sweet as her name

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Do you like waffles? Who doesn’t, right? Golden, crunchy goodness topped with cream and fruit…mmm. Where was I? Right, Waffles. This darling little affectionate black cat is as sweet as her name, and is patiently waiting for you to give her a forever home.

You only have to look at her before her little motor starts running and she’s purring all over the place, and she loves to be brushed and sit in your lap. She also likes the hard stuff (catnip)!

She has recently started to show some love to other kitties, despite being a bit reticent at first, and so would do well either in an only-cat household, or sharing with a mellow, non-aggressive cat.

For more information about Waffles, call Berkeley Animal Care Services at (510) 981-6600, or for more photos, check out their Facebook page. Or why not come down to Berkeley Animal Care Services on Second St and see Waffles in the flesh? She’s waiting for you! … Continue reading »

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Berkeley police exchange gunfire with fleeing suspect

Berkeley police exchanged gunfire with a suspect near 8th and Delaware streets on Friday April 13, 2012
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Berkeley police shot and wounded a man Friday night who opened fire on them from an apartment near Eighth and Delaware streets.

Police were in the area  looking for a man who had fled from a car several blocks away, according to a press release issued by Berkeley police. When officers spotted him in an apartment in the 900 block of Delaware Street around 10:40 p.m. they ordered him to stop, but he attempted to escape and “opened fire on … Continue reading »

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