Daily Archives: January 7, 2013
Brand name creator Michael Cronan dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sneak peek into the Rare Barrel (Focus on Beer)
Marsh presents Wavy Gravy in play about his life (SF Sentinel)
Tuesday Jan. 8 declared Spare the Air day (Spare the Air)
Pete Elliot, last coach to take Cal to Rose Bowl, dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
Oil tanker knicks Bay Bridge tower, memories of Cosco Busan (NBC)
New outdoor trash containers coming to Cal (Green Initiative Fund)
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) today unveiled a bill to regulate the sale of ammunition, and said it was time buying bullets required the same scrutiny as buying guns.
Skinner, D-Berkeley, held a news conference on Monday morning outside the Oakland state office building on the day Alameda County students returned to school after the winter break and in the wake of the Dec. 14 Newtown, CT, elementary school massacre.
“Assembly Bill 48 aims to restrict the bullets that are ravaging our communities,” Skinner said in a statement. “Tragic but true, it is easier to buy ammo than to buy cold medicine, alcohol or tobacco. It’s time for buying deadly bullets to fall under the same controls as guns and Sudafed.”
Emeryville Police Chief Ken James, who also serves as the chair of the California Police Chief’s Association Firearms Committee, said: “Like pseudoephedrine is the precursor to methamphetamine, bullets are the precursor to gun violence. If we can control the precursors, we may avert tragedies like the ones at Oikos University in Oakland, Aurora and Newtown.” … Continue reading »
A spreadsheet showing recent recent calls for service is available on Google Docs. (Please note that the numbers reflected in the report are only a snapshot of what occurs in the City of Berkeley. The numbers are considered for informational purposes only and should not be used for data analysis or comparison to other agencies. Cases may be reclassified after further review of the incident, by supervisors, investigating detectives or the District Attorney as appropriate.)
See also Local Crime News’ regularly published list of arrests of Berkeley residents. Other sources of information on crime in Berkeley include the Police Department’s CrimeView Community and CrimeMapping.com. See past Crime Blotters here. … Continue reading »
The young Berkeley woman who was stabbed to death in East Oakland at the end of December loved cooking, dancing and styling hair.
Jennifer “Jessica” Kingeter grew up in Berkeley and Albany, dancing for 12 seasons in The Nutcracker at the Julia Morgan Theater on College Avenue, swimming in Lake Anza over the summer, and helping her mother with a radio show about dancing on KPFA, according to her father, in a comment on Berkeleyside.
The 26-year-old was known for her toothy smile and her warm demeanor.
“She was just a sweet girl. She was always laughing, always had that big smile,” said cousin Cindy Burgos of Georgia. … Continue reading »
What is always in your refrigerator?
Parmigiano Reggiano and roasted tomato sauce — because in my house a quick dinner for the kids often includes one or both of these.
What do you cook up for a late night snack?
I don’t make a lot of late night snacks, but when I do it’s usually popcorn. Sometimes kettlecorn.
Do you have a secret ‘junk food’ vice?
I snack on things but nothing I would really think of as too junkie. OK, an occasional doughnut might make the list. I do have a bit of a lifelong pretzel problem. … Continue reading »
Local artist Priscilla de Mesa shared these photographs with Berkeleyside via our Flickr group after taking a photowalk on Solano Avenue. (The Berkeleyside Flickr group is a great way to share your great shots with us — we invite you to try it out.) See more from Priscilla here on Flickr. If you have Berkeley photographs you’d like to share with us, and are not on Flickr, you can do so via email (mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) or … Continue reading »