The latest development in the battle over the future of a hotly contested research field in Albany took place Friday when the UC Berkeley dean who oversees the land released a new open letter about his goals for the stewardship of the space.
Occupy holds small anniversary party on Cal campus (Berkeley Daily Planet)
In memoriam: Stuart Freedman, renowned nuclear physicist (Berkeley Lab)
Berkeley woman pepper sprayed during attempted purse snatching (Mercury News)
Cal students drop out to start tech companies (Daily Cal)
Berkeley High teachers question Rally Day, call for better culture (BHS Jacket)
Hiker who fell to death on Grizzly Peak identified (Chronicle)
Speak up for Telegraph! (ELS Architecture and Urban Design)
In case you missed the news, Berkeleyside recently launched NOSH, an exciting new East Bay food section.
A hotel development group has chosen downtown Berkeley to launch its first restaurant, a high-end Roman-style pizzeria called A90.
Alameda County is the first populous county in California to complete its election count, according to Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald (“If I can brag a little,” he said). The countywide turnout of 74.3% was slightly down on 2008, when it reached 78.3%. The registrar published the final, uncertified count last night.
VOCAL VIRTUOSOS Famed folk singer Joan Baez will make a guest appearance at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Friday night to sing with the French performer Marianne Aya Omac. The pair joined forces in 2011 and have done three Northern California tours, as well as recording the song Duele together on Omac’s album Solo. The music is a departure from Baez’s usual folk repertoire with a melding of Gypsy and Flamenco music. Baez’s son, Gabriel Harris, will also be performing. Ashkenaz is at 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Concerns about mountain lions prowling the Berkeley hills are mounting with new reported sightings and the posting of signs alerting local residents to their possible presence.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on information from the Berkeley Police Department and the UC Berkeley Police Department.