Daily Archives: December 31, 2012
Berkeley pier offers new outlook on bay (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley’s first woman firefighter retires as first woman chief (Tribune)
Mitch Celaya leaving UC Berkeley for Calistoga police chief post (Tribune)
Irving Saraf, co-founder of Fantasy Films, dies (Deadline Hollywood)
Starting Jan. 1., shoppers will have to pay for grocery bags (Tribune)
Chronicle names Comal one of ten best new restaurants (Chronicle)
Chronicle names Magnes Collection “most improved” museum of 2012 (Chronicle)
A Berkeley man found dead in the water near the Oakland Marina at Jack London Square appears to have died of natural causes, according to the Alameda County coroner’s office.
The body of Richard Rice, 59, was found Saturday at about 9 a.m.
Rice’s cause of death does not appear to be suspicious, a staffer at the coroner’s office said Monday. … Continue reading »
Whether sipping bubbly at midnight or enjoying a mimosa with brunch, many of us will celebrate the new year with champagne glasses clinking left and right. Continue reading »
Bearing 13 indestructible soccer balls, toys, shampoo, conditioner, and a bunch of T-shirts, Mayor Tom Bates and his wife, State Senator Loni Hancock, recently visited Palma Soriano, Berkeley’s sister city in Cuba.
The soccer balls were the biggest hit.
As soon as Bates, Hancock and the four others in their group arrived at Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider Middle School (named after Che Guevara’s translator), they pulled out the bright blue balls made by Berkeley’s One World Futbol Project. Bates started to play with one ball and even threw a few hoops with it, prompting the students to surge down the school steps and out onto the play yard. … Continue reading »