Bay Area urban farmers featured in “Edible City” documentary (East Bay Express)
Berkeley’s Alice Waters prepared dinner for Obama fundraiser (Chronicle)
Annie’s sales and profits jump higher (IBA)
Cal junior robbed after carrying Olympic torch in England (Daily Cal)
Kite festival expects 35,000 spectators this weekend (Tribune)
Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT to offer free online courses (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
New list rates Berkeley non-profits (Patch)
Groups rally against sale of post office (Daily Planet)
Distribution is profit center for Peet’s (Chronicle)
Suspect arrested after robbery on campus (UC Police)
Cal theoretical astrophysicist receives $500K no strings attached (UCB)
Public workshop to discuss Berkeley Lab’s new campus (Coco Times)
DOUBLE SHOT Fertile Grounds Café at 1796 Shattuck Ave, is adding a mezzanine with more tables which will double its seating capacity. The café has been open on and off during construction. Fertile Grounds opened in March 2002, shortly after owner Ayman Morrar graduated from UC Berkeley. Ayman’s goal is to have an intimate, cozy café, with an emphasis on quality food, and a vibrant, robust menu. Lebna plates, falafel, homemade hummus, grilled tuna sandwiches are among his most popular dishes. Fertile Grounds doubles as an art gallery, featuring exclusively Berkeley artists. Right now Julia Kosivchuk‘s work is on display. Follow the café’s progress on Facebook.
City councilmember Kriss Worthington today announced his entry into Berkeley’s mayoral contest. Worthington has been a councilmember since 1996, representing District 7 in south Berkeley.
UC police are warning hikers to be on the outlook for a mountain lion and her cubs that may be living near the Greek Theater.
Charlie Chaplin may have been The Little Tramp, but unbeknown to most Occidental film fans, he had some serious competition in the screen hobo sweepstakes. I’m referring, of course, to Indian filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor.