Berkeley City Council to explore funding options for city’s pools [Daily Cal]
Dynamic campus program for students over 50 gets support [UCB]
Green-themed artworks enliven Berkeley streets [UCB News]
Cal takes hands-off approach to new Occupy camp [Berkeley Voice]
Battle over live/work communities in West Berkeley [East Bay Express]
UCB doctoral student describes life as sex-slave [SF Examiner]
Stepping in for Berkeley Symphony’s injured conductor [Coco Times]
Cal Performances launched their 2012-13 season yesterday with a live Skype chat with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, whose Philharmonia Orchestra will be in residence in November. “It’s a neat little program of concerts you’ve got for Berkeley,” Salonen told Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky. That “neat little program” includes massive pieces: Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, a concert performance of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
The theft of twelve ocean kayaks from a storage trailer in Aquatic Park has put a summer program for Berkeley youth in jeopardy.
John Louden Reid, 73, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Berkeley, after a brief illness.
Authors Michael Chabon, Kelly Corrigan, John Hodgman and Anne Lamott will appear April 28 at Notes & Words, a benefit for Children's Hospital of Oakland.
The Greek people have been through a lot over the past few years: the whipping boys of European austerity, they’ve suffered brutal wage cuts, deep job losses, and endless benefit takeaways since the country’s slow motion debt crisis began in 2009. The social, economic, and emotional fallout of their national crisis is the unspoken subtext of writer-director Filippo Tsito’s brutally frank drachma — er, drama — Unfair World, screening at Pacific Film Archive as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival at 8:15 pm on Sunday, April 29th.
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