Daily Archives: July 27, 2012
Galloping gastronome on a slow food mission (UC Berkeley)
For sale: Walter Ratcliff designed Tudor in Berkeley (Chronicle)
Rogue Café: Backlash in Berkeley over backyard brunch (Bay Area Bites)
Op/Ed: Ten other things a Berkeley mayor could do (Daily Planet)
Student robbed via threat at Upper Hearst parking structure (Daily Cal)
45 Cal Bears at Olympics, most for a U.S. public school (UCB)
Annie’s announces waiver of lock-up restriction (Equities.com)
Car stolen in Berkeley crashed with two babies on board (Tribune)
Review: “Noises Off” at Actors’ Ensemble (Daily Planet)
North Berkeley home is contemporary with Tuscan influence (Chronicle)
Electrical engineering/computer science top major at Cal (Mercury News)
Berkeleyside would very much like to express its gratitude to our current advertisers:
Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley: Noises Off, Amoeba Music, Andronico’s Community Markets, BAM/PFA Summer Cinema, Berkwood Hedge School, Bernardo Lopez Garden Design & Installation, Buy Local Berkeley, Carolyn Jones: The Grubb Company, Citycentric Investments, Contemporary Jewish Museum: Do Not Destroy, Downtown Berkeley Association, Five Restaurant, Focal Point, The Grubb Company, Ira & Carol Serkes: Pacific Union/Christie’s International Real Estate, Last Sundays Fest, LMi.net, Marsh … Continue reading »
On Wednesday, the Oakland Planning Commission unanimously certified the final EIR and approved Safeway’s proposed plans for its College Avenue store which sits on the Oakland-Berkeley border.
A statement released by Aroner, Jewel & Ellis Partners, who have been retained by Safeway, said the grocery store was “heartened by the commission’s support and their comments in support of the design, the size and the community benefit our proposal would convey on Rockridge.”
The statement continued: “The commission did not agree with the opponent’s assertions that our project violated zoning, or that traffic was unmitigatable. They did not buy arguments that the store would negatively affect the small merchants across the street, or that the EIR was in any way inadequate.” … Continue reading »
SOUTH AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DONE RIGHT On July 28, 1821, Peru became independent from Spain. Ever since, that day has been an occasion to party. It’s no different thousands of miles north in Berkeley. Brasa: A Peruvian Joint at 1960 University Avenue will throw open its doors for a special celebration on today, July 27 at 6 p.m. Owners Christopher and Veronica Laramie will be serving heaps of their split roast chicken and famous sides and encouraging patrons to eat in the Rose Garden and dance to the sounds of a Peruvian Criollo trio. Tickets are $10-$20.
UP, UP, AND AWAY 35,000 people can’t be wrong. That’s how many are estimated to go to the Berkeley Kite Festival, held Saturday and Sunday at the Berkeley Marina. Come marvel at the octopus kites, watch the kite team from Japan, learn how to make — and fly — a kite, or visit the petting zoo or bouncy house. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be free shuttles from Golden Gate Fields.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Police Department. (Please note that these are Calls For Police Services only and are subject to review and reclassification by supervisors, detectives and the DA as appropriate.) The calls for service spreadsheet is available on Google Docs. See also the San Francisco Chronicle’s regularly published list of arrests in Berkeley. For other sources of information on crime in Berkeley see BPD’s Community CrimeView and Crimemapping.com.
Vehicle Vandalism, 500 block of Arlington Avenue
On Sunday, July 15 at 8:14 a.m., several vehicles were discovered vandalized along Arlington Avenue. It appeared the unknown suspect(s) damaged the vehicles by shooting the windows with a BB or pellet gun. … Continue reading »
Ohlone artist Linda Yamane has spent the last three years weaving 20,000 stitches and thousands of feathers and beads into a traditional tribal basket. Yamane is the first artist to follow the Ohlone basketweaving tradition in over 150 years, and her work displays just the enthusiasm and dedication to Indian culture that the magazine News From Native California celebrates.
This magazine, which was started in 1987 by Malcolm Margolin, author and founder of Berkeley’s Heyday Books, features articles, artwork, and a calendar of events dedicated to the native culture of California. The magazine’s 25th anniversary, along with the unveiling of Yamane’s basket, will be celebrated this Saturday at the Oakland Museum of California.
The anniversary party will include a welcoming speech by Yamane, conversation with Margolin, and traditional Indian singing, dancing, and music. Many artists and basketweavers will also display their work and have a chance to teach the public about their art. … Continue reading »