Berkeley’s Joshua Redman’s new band heads to Bay Area [BANG]
Cal scientists work mirror magic on Golden Gate Bridge [UCB]
Develop eye for landscape photos at UC Extension [Chronicle]
Berkeley’s spicy Udupi Palace [ABC Local]
Assistant swim coach at Cal: no longer a victim [BANG]
Lonely Island to donate additional $10K to BHS [Daily Cal]
Don’t miss “Fortune” by Ragged Theater [Daily Planet]
Greek Theater gets $9.3 million seismic upgrade [SF Business Times]
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This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Police Department, followed by a snapshot of BPD activity this week. The calls for service spreadsheet is available on Google Docs. See also the San Francisco Chronicle’s regularly published list of arrests in Berkeley. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see Community CrimeView and Crimemapping.com.
IS LADY LUCK ON YOUR SIDE? The Ragged Wing Ensemble is presenting Fortune: The Complete Works, through Sunday May 27, and it will be one of the first performances in the new Osher Studio in the not-yet-quite-opened Arpeggio Building at 2055 Center Street. Ragged Wing is an ensemble of actors whose mission is to “catalyze a deep cultural shift where artistic action is at the center of vital social change.” The performance is the final chapter in the group’s season-long exploration into Fortune in all its varied meanings. “It features 3 original performances (A Fool’s Errand, Atomic Intuition, Maybe Baby) plus a short feature film (No Outlet) combined with a pre-show ‘audience-interactive playground.” Get tickets here. (more…)
The revelation this week that Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan had sanctioned sending 10 officers to Oakland to “live track” his son’s stolen iPhone in January prompted international media interest and an impassioned response from the Berkeley community.
Find out from owner Suzanne Drexhage what kind of food and flavor are coming to the new Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, in the former Cafe Fanny space.
Ohlone Dog Park is the only fenced facility where dogs can run free in Berkeley. Park users spontaneously provided chairs at their own expense for years until the City got rid of them, allegedly for safety reasons. This is the nanny state run amok, argues Albert Sukoff, a longtime Berkeley resident who has been visiting Ohlone Park with his trusty Springer Spaniel, Day-Z for the past four years. Read his recently published column in our op/ed section, Opinionator.
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