Andrew Cabatingan, blind wheelchair user excels at UC Berkeley (Mercury News)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gives a big boost to BigBOSS (Phys.org)
Berkeley restaurateur to take over BoilerHouse spot in Richmond (Coco Times)
Cal Forestry Club holds annual holiday tree sale (UCB News)
Berkeley DBA Santa rings in the holidays (Daily Planet)
$12 million animal shelter opens in Berkeley (Tribune)
Berkeley Center funds gratitude research (Chronicle)
Peacemaking is passion of UC Berkeley student (UCB News)
SLIVER PIZZERIA Sports bar and restaurant Sportivo at 2132 Center St. in downtown Berkeley will not be renewing its lease and plans to close on Dec. 15. Sliver Pizzeria is moving into the space and expects open in January 2013. Sliver says it plans to “use the freshest and finest quality ingredients on our pizza as a means to promoting human health and empowering the fight against human trafficking around the world.” Sliver Pizzeria, 2132 Center St.
Reflecting on his four years of service, outgoing Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner Igor Tregub looks back, in an Opinionator piece published today, at the internship programs he helped created, the support the organization provided to those facing foreclosure, and the stronger tenant protections he leaves behind. And his organization of several Seismic Days of Action means there is now stronger property owner compliance with Phase I of the Soft-Story Ordinance. But, he says, one year after the devastating Sequoia Building fire on Telegraph Avenue which saw dozens of people lose their homes, there is much work still to be done.
Rent Board Commissioner Igor Tregub delivered this farewell address to a November board meeting:
A recent state report that includes fitness test results for Berkeley students in three grades shows the district’s ninth-graders falling far short of county and state benchmarks.
Oakland has never lacked for good food and, arguably, one the best ways to appreciate the city is to tuck into a hearty platter of soul food. We pick four top spots.
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