Plans to rename Harold Way to Dharma Way abandoned (Daily Cal)
Review: Paul Dresher and the Berkeley Symphony (Stark Insider)
Eastshore Park renamed in honor of Sylvia McLaughlin (Patch)
Steve Sas Schwartz and the UC Berkeley Art Department (HuffPo)
Negotiations continue as vendors vacate Lower Sproul (Daily Cal)
New north Berkeley Safeway opens after yearlong renovation (Mercury News)
Op/Ed: Berkeley in dire need of leadership change (Oakland Tribune)
Memorial Stadium reopening benefits Berkeley businesses (Daily Cal)
In Berkeley, the pleasure of listening (San Francisco Chronicle)
UC Civil Rights Office probing claims of anti-semitism at Cal (Jewish Journal)
Scroll through the list of 112 “makers, crafters, performers and presenters” lined up for this Sunday’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire and your head will start to spin. From Ace Monster Toys, to Don’t Try This in High School, through Mothership Hackermoms, to Unpossible Cuts there’s a world of mind-opening, action-provoking stuff to see and do. The Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Park Day School, 360 42nd Street, Oakland.
What are you doing for lunch on Friday? One option is to head to Caffe Venezia and join a group of local business players who, for the second year running, have set themselves a goal of raising funds for the Berkeley High Development Group while enjoying good Italian fare and convivial conversation.
It may pale beside President Obama’s $181 million raised in September alone, but local candidates in Berkeley are easily on course for more than a quarter million in fundraising before the November 6 election. Donations in Berkeley are capped at $250 per individual, a limit that has stood since the 1970s.
Barrie Rokeach is heading to Oakland airport on the freeway and chatting about his latest achievement: one of his aerial photographs has been chosen to appear on a postage stamp released this month as part of a series called “Earthscapes.” Asking the Berkeley resident whether he’s comfortable driving and talking at the same time seems almost redundant: this is a man who flies a plane while shooting pictures. Multitasking clearly comes easily.
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