Daily Archives: August 1, 2012
New bike path into Berkeley Marina under construction (Tribune)
UC Berkeley joins edX initiative (The Tech)
Energy Biosciences Institute moves into new Berkeley home (EBI)
UC Berkeley police attend to bomb scare in Rohnert Park (CBS)
Suspect arrested in Saturday’s strong-arm robbery on Telegraph (UCPD)
Berkeley’s Adrian scores 100m free upset (NBC)
Rental board under fire in Berkeley (WSJ)
Mobile health van serves the homeless (State of Health)
Rare, provocative works at Berkeley Art Museum show (Express)
WriterCoach Connection serves four East Bay school districts (Post News)
The Berkeley City Council last night passed Councilmember Jesse Arreguín’s proposal to move to an up or down vote on an affordable housing mitigation fee at an October meeting. The city has been debating a fee since the Palmer/Sixth Street Properties v. City of Los Angeles decision in 2009 invalidated inclusionary housing requirements like those in Berkeley.
“We have a desperate need for affordable housing in Berkeley,” Arreguín said. “We need to move forward with adopting a fee right now.”
The Housing Advisory Commission had recommended setting a fee of $28,000 per market rate unit, but councilmembers Laurie Capitelli and Susan Wengraf last night said they were concerned about setting a fee before there was certainty on other potential fees under consideration (other potential fees include streets, parking and open space impact fees and a West Berkeley transport fee). Capitelli suggested a decision be held off until a December meeting of the City Council when the full range of fees could be assessed. … Continue reading »
In the last year, Chez Panisse chefs, staff, and alum have embarked on gourmet global diplomacy trips to Japan (in an informal expedition under the auspices of a group known as OPENrestaurant) and China (in a formal affair the restaurant’s owner, Alice Waters, presided over herself.) Now comes word that a contingent from the acclaimed restaurant are headed to Cuba to plant seeds of change on the food and farming front — and learn a thing or two about Cuban cuisine and growing greens from this Carribbean island country.
What’s more the trip, scheduled for December 4-12, coincides with the Havana Film Festival, and is open to the public. The delegation includes Chez Panisse downstairs chef Jerome Waag, former Chez Panisse pizzaiolo Charlie Hallowell, Steve Sullivan from Acme Bread (a former Chez Panisse chef), and Cuban-American line cook Danielle Alvarez, who will set foot on Cuban soil for the first time. … Continue reading »
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.
Update, 10:40am: Reader Steve got it. Here’s what Neil Mishalov, who took the photo, has to say: “This is the western side of 1300 Martin Luther King Jr.Way, the house that noted architect Bernard Maybeck designed and built as his family home. Original construction of the cottage was in 1892. Maybeck updated the structure in 1895. The structure was designated as a City of Berkeley Landmark on 1 February 2007. An excellent history of the property, written by Daniella Thompson, can be found here”. Congratulations, Steve, on being this week’s winner!
Photo: Neil Mishalov.