Cal Bears play well but make one key mistake against Oregon (Mercury News)
Berkeley Fire and Police team up for toy drive (Patch)
Salonen leads two vibrant performances (Chronicle)
Lively, versatile performances carry Wilder one-acts at Aurora (HuffPo)
Red Oak Victory’s chief engineer emeritus dies at 94 (Tribune)
Berkeley founded Peet’s appoints new CEO (Herald Online)
UPDATE, Nov. 13: According to the Berkeley Fire Department, the fire is estimated to have caused $50,000 in property loss, and $10,000 in content loss. The damage was primarily confined to the roof, though a third-floor utility room sustained some water damage as well.
By Joe DeCredico
On Tuesday, Oakland City Council will consider the city’s planning commission’s appeal on the proposed re-development of the Safeway store on College and Claremont avenues, a stone’s throw from the border with Berkeley. Berkeley’s City Council has made known its opposition to the current plans. In an Opinionator piece published today, Berkeley resident David Denton argues that the suggested store, big as it is, is exactly what is needed for the community.
Four engaging one-act plays by Thornton Wilder, the three-time Pulitzer prize-winning author, give us insight into Wilder’s view of the ways in which American families live and struggle — for better or for worse. Add a terrific cast and wonderful direction by Barbara Oliver, and these plays come alive. Whether written in the 1930s or the 1960s, the Wilder Times one-act plays remain creative and fresh.
The staff at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters worked throughout the weekend, ploughing through the thousands of vote by mail ballots. With the updated figures posted on the registrar’s website yesterday afternoon, Measure T, which would alter the zoning in West Berkeley, looks unlikely to pass: the opponents’s lead has grown to 440, 23,131 to 22,691.
In July, the Berkeley City Council took up the EIR agreement for the proposed Safeway store on College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge district right on the Berkeley border. Buoyed by the protests of the attendees, Mayor Bates summarized the objections of the council, “it’s just too big for the location.”
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