Grocery Outlet gives $290k in food, cash, gift cards to food banks (PR Newswire)
A look back: City of Berkeley bus christened on this date (Mercury News)
Gas prices increase since Chevron refinery fire (Daily Cal)
Haas replaces joint business program with Columbia with its own (SF Biz Times)
Outside magazine ranks Cal as #1 (Outside)
Darol Anger and Furies in Berkeley and Felton (Mercury News)
The deadline for filing for the Berkeley Unified School District Board ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and four candidates will be running for two spots.
MO’WHAT? Mo’Fone‘s funky brand of jazz might sound like it comes from New Orleans, but don’t be deceived. The trio’s roots are right here in the Bay Area, and the group is playing at Berkeley’s own Jupiter on Saturday Aug. 18 from 8 pm to 11 pm. A unique combination of two saxophone players and one drummer, the Mo’Fone men play energetic, danceable jazz that Consequence of Sound described as “downright mesmerizing.” Best of all, the show’s free!
The Berkeley Unified School District may have new leadership as early as next week, but it will only be temporary.
Solano Avenue, one of Berkeley’s principal commercial districts, has been hit hard in recent years by recession-induced vacancies as well as more typical business turnover. But among small signs of a turnaround — like the move of Five Star Video to a new location near the top of the avenue — there’s a concerted effort by local businesses, the city and the local councilmember, Laurie Capitelli, to give a boost to Solano.
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