Grand opening on Saturday for new basketball courts in San Pablo Park [CoCo Times]
City Council urges decommissioning of two California nuclear plants [Daily Cal]
Berkeley based Grocery Outlet to open in San Jose [Biz Journal]
Comal goes beyond tacos [East Bay Express]
UC abandons lawsuit against Gill Tract farmers [Occupy the Farm]
Eve Ensler wants nothing less than to start a revolution, and she is hoping Berkeley will be its epicenter.
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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. And for Berkeley this is a particularly special year, as on Sunday, June 24 the city’s annual Juneteenth Festival will be celebrating its Silver Anniversary.
Update, June 22: The woman killed in the house fire at 2919 Lorina Ave. in the early hours of June 21 has been identified as 26-year-old Meredith Ann Joyce of Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Joyce died of burns and smoke inhalation due to the blaze which investigators believe started in the historic Victorian home’s basement. Two heat detectors and a smoke detector were in the home, but it is not clear whether they were working.
Tenor saxophonist George Brooks and electric bassist Kai Eckhardt share a vast universe of sound, from classical Hindustani music and jazz to blues and R&B. Their latest project, George Brooks and Kai Eckhardt’s Tangential Experience, expands their sonic purview exponentially with Egyptian pianist Osam Ezzeldin, Brazilian drummer Celso Alberti, and special guest vocalist Mahesh Kale, a master of classical Hindustani and semi-classical Maharashtrian styles.
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