Comment: Unfounded fears over sidewalk sitting measure (East Bay Express)
Berkeley rises in new world university rankings (UC Berkeley)
Slideshow: Caldecott Tunnel excavation (Coco Times)
13th Litquake scales world of words (San Francisco Chronicle)
Comment: Street renaming has troubling implications (Daily Planet)
In an effort to reduce energy consumption, Energy Upgrade California is sponsoring a contest that lets local schools win $250 for every household that completes an energy upgrade.
RUSTIC ON SHATTUCK The lamented closure of nightclub Shattuck Down Low will be assuaged for some by the word that a new, stylish casual restaurant will be opening on the site, perhaps as early as January. Lisa Holt and David Shapiro of Rustic Restaurants LLC have a strong pedigree, having developed and launched the Milliken Creek Inn & Spa in Napa and the revamped Hotel Yountville. Holt told Diablo Magazine that the Berkeley project is planned as the first of several in the Bay Area. You can get a glimpse of the design aesthetic that Holt prefers from her current Pinterest page for Rustic. According to the Daily Cal, Down Low owner Daniel Cukierman is looking for a new site in downtown Berkeley.
A home caught fire on Benvenue Avenue just north of Ashby in the early hours of Wednesday.
Rather than a “Where in Berkeley,” today, as we have done a few times before, we bring you a “When in Berkeley?”.
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