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.
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