Judge charged with elder theft in Berkeley pleads not guilty [Chronicle]
Liberal Berkeley poised to buy armored vehicle [IPS]
Berkeley to bid Harold adieu, hello Dharma Way [Chronicle]
Rejuvenation joins Berkeley community with new store [PR Web]
Berkeley will not hold illegal immigrants for minor offenses [Daily Cal]
Cal’s Terri McKeever set to coach U.S. Olympic team [Chronicle]
Activists mobilize for reform [Patch]
At work, fitness counts as much as sales [WSJ]
Justin Howell named head women’s gymnastics coach [Cal Bears]
Berkeley’s main post office, a distinguished Renaissance Revival work completed in 1914, is to be sold by the financially troubled US Postal Service. A spokeperson for USPS told Berkeleyside today that all carrier operations and bulk mail operations will move to the Berkeley Destination Delivery Unit at 1150 8th Street. The USPS is looking for an alternate retail location for downtown customers.
Grégoire Jacquet was born in Versailles, France. When he was young, his family moved to the village of Grazay in the Loire Valley. His father spent most of his time away working as a car salesman. A rural upbringing gave Jacquet an appreciation for cooking and food in general. At 14 he went to study cooking at the Maison Familiale et Rurale. After a brief stint at a hotel in the French Alps, Jacquet cooked in Paris for two years. On vacation in the Bay Area, he met Jacky Robert, and with Jacky’s help decided to come and work in the U.S.. He worked at Amelio’s, and at Ritz Carlton hotels in San Francisco, Boston, and Puerto Rico, after which he moved with his wife, Tara, to Berkeley. He opened Grégoire in 2002 with a two-person staff and an ever-changing, local menu. His philosophy is for a simple spot where the chef takes the orders and cooks the food in front of the customers. A second restaurant opened on Piedmont Avenue in 2007. These days, Jacquet says he has found a perfect balance between wanting to please people with his food and being a devoted husband and father of two.
Dozens of Berkeley residents joined the thousands of people marching Sunday in the San Francisco Pride March, which organizers said may have been the largest yet. Berkeley entered its first official float for the parade, which was decorated with replicas of well-know Berkeley landmarks, like the Campanile, and LGBTQI2-S cultural landmarks and organizations, like The Pacific Center, White Horse Inn, and Steamworks. Stefen, a Berkeley artist and muralist, designed and built the float. (more…)
Berkeley’s Skydeck, a 10,000-square foot office space in the penthouse of the city’s tallest building, offers stunning views to inspire the 14 startup teams that it houses. Each startup team includes current or recently graduated Cal students, and their projects span from iPhone apps to medical devices to innovative new computer software. Location, it seems, is important for the success of these new businesses, which appreciate the Skydeck facilities and their prime spot in Downtown Berkeley for more than just the great views.
Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival drew thousands of people to a long stretch of Adeline that was closed to traffic on Sunday. The weather was just right, there was superb music, a vast range of booths, including a Berkeleyside one, and a fabulous choice of food and drink. A fitting celebration for Juneteenth’s Silver anniversary in our city.
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