Late on the afternoon of January 11, an estimated ten Berkeley police officers, several of them from the department’s Drugs Task Force, knocked on front doors in a residential block in north Oakland. They were not looking for drugs. They were hunting for the missing iPhone of Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan’s teenage son.
For 29 years, fourth and fifth graders from throughout the Berkeley Unified School District have expressed themselves through the annual Art, Poetry & Essay Contest sponsored by the Berkeley-based educational foundation In Dulci Jubilo, Inc.
Is the West Berkeley Plan principally designed as a way to get more revenue to support a bloated City structure and remunerate developers? Barbara Gilbert, a self-described “chronic Council observer,” believes so, and argues in an Opionator column published today that the city is strong-arming a drastic up-zoning of West Berkeley that will destroy a thriving and unique residential/artisan/artist district, as well as Aquatic Park.
Barbara Gilbert argues that in an effort to get more revenue to support Berkeley's "bloated" City structure and its developer friends, City Council is strong-arming a drastic up-zoning of West Berkeley that would destroy a thriving and unique residential/artisan/artist district as well as destroying Aquatic Park.
This weekend, Live Oak Park came alive with the Himalayan Fair, a two-day celebration of the art, food, and culture of Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, and India, among other countries.
Did you get a little more ready for the Big One on Saturday? Did you join in Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) across Berkeley in disaster preparedness exercises? The Vermont Avenue North Neighborhood Association did. Here they are in action, photographed by Nancy Rubin.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Berkeley residents are interested, and engaged in, the environment around them. Thus many of us could be found peering at the sun yesterday evening, either through special eclipse glasses or using the time-tested pinhole method, in order to witness the partial eclipse of the sun while it was visible from our perch on the planet.
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