Berkeley resident, Alameda County judge charged with elder theft [Chronicle]
Faces of Berkeley: Yau-Man Chan, “Survivor” contestant [Daily Cal]
The Nobel Prize that wasn’t [The Berkeley Blog]
Op/Ed: Berkeley’s anti-sitting initiative is nothing but a ruse [Daily Planet]
Compassion and fervor in Rep’s Black n’ Blue Boys/Broken Men [SFBG]
Ojai North review: Leif Ove Andsnes compelling [Chronicle]
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Michael Pollan, taking the stage at the 31st Annual Northern California Book Awards on Sunday June 10, accepted the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement with two caveats: first, he’s not that old. And second, he’s lived in California (on Berkeley’s north side) for only nine years.
IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE NEWS, GO OUT AND MAKE SOME OF YOUR OWN Any long-time KFOG listener will remember Scoop Nisker’s famous line, delivered right after he read the day’s news on the radio show. Nisker, a Buddhist and bestselling author in addition to being a radio personality, is bringing his one-man comedic monologue, Crazy Wisdom Saves The World Again, to Freight & Salvage. The show is on Friday June 15 at 8:00 pm.
After five meetings and countless hours of public testimony, the City Council decided on Tuesday to ask the residents of Berkeley to vote on proposed zoning changes to large parcels in West Berkeley.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul David Seeman has been charged with elder financial abuse and was in custody Thursday night on $525,000 bail.
The Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy is working with the Oakland Unified School District to dramatically improve school food for all its students.
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.
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