School board candidates sound off on superintendent search (Tribune)
Berkeley audience hears author Alexie’s witty, wise tales (Mercury News)
A look back: Razing downtown’s railway station (Tribune)
A glimpse of Berkeley (The American Spectator)
Belli softly opens this weekend in downtown Berkeley (Grub St SF)
Annie Barrows “Ivy and Bean” books lauded (Chronicle)
It takes a certain kind of performance to cause a near sell-out audience at Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall to rise to a standing ovation and shout for multiple curtain calls. Wednesday night’s opening of the Mariinsky Ballet’s soulful, meticulously executed “Swan Lake” did just that.
GRACEFUL SKYLINE The architect Julia Morgan made a lasting impact on the skyline of Berkeley. Her graceful buildings include the landmarked City Club on Durant Avenue, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, an addition to the Town and Gown Club, and many more. Morgan’s work also deeply influenced other parts of California: among the 700 buildings she worked on was the renovation of the Fairmont Hotel after the 1906 earthquake and fire and the design of Hearst Castle. Oct. 1 marked the launch of a six-week celebration of California’s first licensed female architect put on by Landmarks California, a coalition of preservationist groups. The kickoff will be a gala, auction, and fundraiser Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 pm at the City Club. Other events include tours, talks, and an exhibit of her work at UC Berkeley.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department.
The California Department of Education yesterday released its 2012 Accountability Progress Report, which show significant gains for Berkeley schools on both the state Annual Performance Index (API) and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). (Details of both district and individual school results for API and AYP can be seen on the state’s Accountability Progress Reporting site.)
Charlie Bowen of the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association was yesterday named the 2012 Cox Conservation Hero for Northern California for her decade-long effort to restore the unimproved public paths in the Berkeley hills.
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