Feds probe UC Berkeley anti-semitism allegations (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley alum Tomine starry-eyed in “Drawings” (Daily Cal)
Gala to support new Berkeley animal shelter (Mercury News)
KQED Forum to cover sit-lie ordinance Friday, 9am (KQED)
Cal astronomer jets up and away with Blue Angels (UCB)
A look back: Fire prevention week a sobering reminder (Mercury News)
Italian-American charm at Trattoria Siciliana (EBX)
Discussions about race and jazz can get heated pretty quickly, like the recent row over New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s campaign to rechristen jazz as Black American Music (BAM). A few years back, the Jazzschool and Yoshi’s became embroiled in a controversy over a perceived dearth of black representation, a conversation that aired concerns much bigger than the two local institutions.
Berkeley’s City Council Tuesday night debated how the city’s disaster preparedness program has been disproportionately adopted in the hill districts, and left vulnerable — and generally poorer — districts in the flats far behind in terms of both training and allocation of emergency caches.
Berkeley’s literary arts scene is about to get a huge injection of energy in the next nine days, as the Litquake Literary Festival – the largest in the West – stages two events in Berkeley.
By Mark Galbraith
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