Picket line at Berkeley’s Ecology Center (Beyond Chron)
Right and left hang out at Berkeley home of MoveOn.org founder (CSG)
‘Troublemaker’ at Berkeley Rep is a “freakin” great play (SF Weekly)
Cal’s Alum of the Year, 92, biochem pioneer (Patch)
LBNL opens comment period for Richmond campus (Richmond Confidential)
Dating site claims Cal students rely on sugar daddies to pay tuition (CBS)
Spare the Air day alert for Wednesday Jan. 16 (Spare the Air)
‘Pho Twenty:’ $4.20 pho at Berkeley’s Café V (EBX)
CAFFE VENEZIA Caffe Venezia, on University Avenue at Grant Street, will close before this summer after 33 years of operation in Berkeley. Owners Jeff Wizig and Roger Feuer are retiring and selling the business, the restaurant’s manager said. A new owner plans to open a restaurant in the space eventually, but the lid is on precisely what it will be. Caffe Venezia, with its charming Venice street scene interior décor — fountains, balconies and washing lines included — has been a much-loved fixture on the local dining scene for generations of Berkeley families. Caffe Venezia’s founder, John Solomon, was the inspiration behind the “How Berkeley Can You Be Parade” that marched along University once a year for 13 years, until it was canceled in 2009. Berkeleyside Nosh will have a fuller report looking at the history of the restaurant and its place in city life soon. [Hat-tip: James Carr] (more…)
An Oakland man on probation is in custody after a police investigation linked him to a robbery, a grand theft and an auto theft in Berkeley in December, authorities say.
Dennis “Cribber” Warsen, who calls Berkeley home, and Molly Goodwin who attended UC Berkeley, are two of four Ultimate frisbee players who have been selected for induction into the sport’s 2012 Hall of Fame.
There are very, very few films featuring humorous depictions of early 20th-century pogroms. In fact, after considerable effort, I can think of only one: The Rabbi’s Cat, a witty, thoughtful French animated feature opening this Friday, Jan. 18 at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas. [Update, 1:25 p.m.: The movie has been rescheduled since press time and is now due to open at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Thank you reader Ed Erwin for the tip, and apologies for any inconvenience.]
Rebecca and Curtis Redwine, co-owners of Cioccolata di Vino in Berkeley, admit to a penchant for movie theater nachos with extra extra jalapeños.
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