In Dulci Jubilo awards $34K in grants to Berkeley public schools (BUSD)
A Texas transplant returns to Berkeley (Forbes)
UC Berkeley graduate student, 25, dies (Daily Cal)
Chronicle says vote Yes on Measure S (Chronicle)
Berkeley’s Civil Sidewalks measure faces criticism (CBS Local)
Haute fashion chef: meet Vanessa Dang (Diablo)
Chronicle endorses Tom Bates for Berkeley mayor (Chronicle)
Michael Chabon: Thanksgiving is where the meal is (Bon Appetit)
Longtime Cal librarian, alumnus, dies (Daily Cal)
Graduation rate lagging for Cal football (Cal Sports Digest)
OH THE HORROR! The 6th annual Berkeley Horror Film Festival is set for Saturday, with local filmmakers showing their pre-Halloween shorts in a fundraiser for Berkeley Community Media, the city-sponsored cable access channel and website. “We’ve seen clowns and witches running in the streets of Oakland and San Francisco and a lot of blood and guts,” said festival creator Jeff Lunzaga. “This year a lot of people are going on the whole zombie and monster thing. We actually have a western this year. We try to be ambitious.” Berkeley’s Horror Film festival starts at 7 p.m. at 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at the Berkeley Community Media studios inside Berkeley High School. It includes a costume contest and a haunted house. Admission is $10 per person, but those who dress up pay just $5. (more…)
Tom Bates’ fourth race for Berkeley mayor has a different dynamic to the previous three. In all of those contests, he faced a single major challenger: Shirley Dean in 2002 and 2008, and Zelda Bronstein in 2006. He won comfortably each time; the closest vote was in 2002, when he beat Dean by 5,000 votes, 55% to 43%.
For comedian Bill Santiago, presidential debates are a serious business. No drinking games for this political junkie. He watched the recent face-offs with one hand poised over a pad of paper and the other skittering across his laptop, sending out a steady flow of tweets.
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