Daily Archives: July 13, 2012

Cyclist killed in accident involving a dump truck

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A cyclist died today after colliding with a dump truck on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street.

At about 3:38 p.m., Berkeley Police received calls reporting a collision involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, a man in his 60s, was lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street, according to BPD. The dump truck driver was not aware of a collision, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist.

Berkeley Fire Department paramedics tended to the bicyclist and transported him to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead by physicians. Members of the BPD Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to head the ongoing investigation. The details of the incident have not been firmly established, but the driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the initial investigation and is not under arrest. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.13.12

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Berkeleyside says thank you to its advertisers

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Berkeleyside would very much like to express its gratitude to our current advertisers:

Amoeba MusicAurora Theatre: SalomaniaBerkwood Hedge SchoolBernardo Lopez Garden Design & Installation, Buy Local BerkeleyCarolyn Jones: The Grubb CompanyContemporary Jewish Museum: Do Not DestroyDowntown Berkeley AssociationFive RestaurantFocal PointFreight & Salvage: Woodie Guthrie’s American SongThe Grubb CompanyIra & Carol Serkes: Pacific Union/Christie’s International Real EstateLMi.netMarsh InteriorsMcKevitt Fiat, Minuteman PressPhoto Laboratory, SF … Continue reading »

Off The Grid’s Telegraph Ave. debut attracts young crowds

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Haste Street was crowded with Berkeley residents and students for the inaugural Telegraph Off The Grid street food market last night. Long lines of customers formed for each of the eight trucks, which served everything from Filipino fusion to southern-style sandwiches to crème brûlée.

Telegraph Off the Grid (OTG) joins similar events in San Francisco, Marin County, Alameda and North Berkeley. In fact, some customers were drawn to the Telegraph premiere because of enjoyable past food truck experiences.

“It always seems like the food the trucks serve is really interesting, and the people making it seem to really care,” said UC Berkeley student Tim Woods. “I think that food from food trucks is better than food from restaurants.”  … Continue reading »

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‘The day the Berkeley firefighters did right by me’

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Andrew Leonard, who has lived in Berkeley for 25 years, is a staff writer at Salon. On June 21, he woke up in the night to find his home was on fire. He tells the story in a piece published today on Salon:

Midnight in Berkeley, Calif. I am standing barefoot in the middle of the street watching firefighters rush in and out of my home. My phone rings. It is my daughter, calling from a small town in Normandy, France.

“Dad,” she says. “What’s going on? I got an email from a neighbor saying our house is on fire?!”

Yes, I tell her. Our house is on fire. As I speak into the phone, I watch a chainsaw-wielding firefighter cut a hole in my roof. Two others are getting their oxygen tanks replaced.

“What happened?” … Continue reading »

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Police Blotter: Recent crime in Berkeley

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July 1

On Sunday, July 1, 2012, at approximately 9:56 p.m., vandalism was reported in the 2200 block of Dwight Way.  It was reported that two unknown suspects were spray painting the side of a local business.  The suspects were gone when the officer arrived and an area check was negative. … Continue reading »

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