Daily Archives: November 26, 2012
Police probe death of 27-year old Berkeley man found in Oakland hills (Chronicle)
Sex, love, surrogacy and “Sessions” (L.A. Times)
Cal’s Rogers carries on despite heart condition (Redding.com)
UC Berkeley ranked third most dangerous public campus (ATVN)
Big I-80 freeway project: no shovels needed (Patch)
BHS Jazz Band concert a success (BHS Jacket)
Robert Lin, pioneering Cal physics professor, dies at 70 (UCB)
East Bay Bike Coalition lobbies for better Tunnel Road lanes (EBBC)
In response to an earlier Ask Berkeleyside post about walk signals in Berkeley aimed to help the disabled, one reader asked a follow-up question about signal sounds, or the lack thereof: “I’m curious about the sound supplements to the buttons. Most of them in Berkeley don’t produce a sound when pushed. Some of them ring. Some of them buzz. Some chirp. Some of them talk. And they don’t seem consistent. Some buzz any time they are touched but produce no other audible sounds. Others seem to be giving other cues. I haven’t been able to figure out precisely what these sounds are meant to signal in all the different configurations.”
City spokeswoman Mary Kay Clunies-Ross said she turned to Berkeley’s Transportation and Disability Compliance staff for the answer. … Continue reading »
Interactive map with precinct-by-precinct results for Measure S. Click the green arrows to conceal info boxes. View the map on Geocommons here.
Although most of the results of Berkeley’s 2012 election were known on Nov. 6, and the final tally completed over a week ago, an analysis of the precinct-by-precinct certified results provides a number of fascinating insights.
(The certified results were released by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters just before Thanksgiving last week – the full 9MB 748-page statement of vote is available for download, but only as a PDF, not as a useful data file.) … Continue reading »