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The Berkeley Board of Education voted on Thursday to initiate a new search for the position of Superintendent after an first round of interviews failed to throw up a suitable candidate. Incumbent superintendent Bill Huyett has agreed to extend his contract to give the board time to find his replacement.
If you are interested in homes and architecture, and want a taste of something completely different, you could do worse than visit the newly listed home at 2633 Marin Avenue this weekend.
In Agnès Varda’s quietly enthralling documentary The Gleaners and I the groundbreaking French filmmaker investigates various ways in which people sift through and appropriate society’s leftovers. Berkeley cultural activist Bonnie Hughes would have made a fine Varda subject, as she’s spent the past two decades gleaning shuttered and neglected downtown storefronts and transforming them into vibrant and invaluable venues for musical expression.
Produce growers and livestock keepers in Berkeley share their tools, tips, and tricks, about raising livestock and growing your own food in the city on the upcoming Urban Farm Tour.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Police Department. 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.
MACABRE SENSE OF HUMOR Death normally isn’t a laughing matter, but these writers have managed to find something to laugh about during the darkest periods of their lives. Victoria Zackheim, Zoe Fitzgerald Carter, and Sherry Glaser-Love will read from the new anthology Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death at 7 pm Friday at Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Avenue. “Whether we face our death or the death of a loved one with fear, sorrow, joy, or confusion, and whether or not we believe in an afterlife, we cannot deny that death happens. Exit Laughing reminds us that in death there is a place for humor.”
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is asking that the City Council consider putting a sit-lie ordinance on the November ballot and the issue will be discussed at the council’s June 12 meeting.