Parolee guilty of two Berkeley murders [Chronicle]
Bob Dylan to play Berkeley’s Greek Theater October 19 [Examiner]
Barnidge: Preserving Bay Area history one word at a time [Coco Times]
Shayla Houlihan named assistant track and field coach [Cal Bears]
Kara Kohler: Cal’s pride and joy at Summer Olympics [Examiner]
Teri McKeever: Now at the pinnacle, an uneasy pioneer [New York Times]
Best addition to the Berkeley Drunkosphere [EBX]
Berkeley Playhouse YC opens “Into the Woods” [Broadway World]
Broadcast Museum works to save its Berkeley home [Mercury News]
Alexander Soros: Making good on the family name [New York Times]
A look back: Berkeley felt Dust Bowl refugee influx in 1937 [Mercury News]
When Israeli neuroscientist Shlomo Bentin died after a bicycle accident last Friday, many of the commenters on Berkeleyside were convinced they knew the culprit: the poor state of the pavement on Bancroft Way. “The pavement quality going down Bancroft is in absolutely atrocious condition,” wrote one commenter. “The reason this could have a bearing on this accident is that cyclists often must deviate from an ideal line in order to avoid htting a huge crater, pothole or logitudinal fissure thereby forcing them to swerve more into the line of traffic.”
A lustful eunuch intent on revenge. A Persian princess seeking to bend an empire to her will. A bloodthirsty Shah with a jones for opium and a deadly streak of paranoia. Anita Amirrezvani’s second novel, Equal of the Sun (Scribner) is a beautifully crafted tale based upon the intrigues that followed the death of Tahmasb Shah, who ruled the Persian Empire from 1524-76. Amirrizvani reads from “Equal of the Sun” at Mrs. Dalloway’s in the Elmwood tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Firefighters were called at around 9:50am this morning to attend to a car fire at Redwood Gardens on Derby Street in South Berkeley. Citizen reporter Sandy Friedland was on the scene and said the smoke caused by the blaze was dramatic.
By Judith Scherr
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