In tradition of Ed Roberts, youth with disabilities urged to think big (UCB)
City projects large fiscal deficits for coming years (Daily Cal)
Berkeley teacher loses job, credentials after LSD, DUI charges (Tribune)
Review: ‘Silence’ at the Berkeley Art Museum (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley City Council passes police retiree plan (Daily Cal)
A look back: spectacular fire at Northbrae church in 1938 (Mercury News)
Two Albany High students shot in El Cerrito (Patch)
Berkeley charter school fosters innovation, creativity (Inside Bay Area)
Taiwanese playwright/director returns to Berkeley (Mercury News)
Berkeley congregation honored for its Torah commentary (JWeekly)
Proposed student housing draws protests from residents (Daily Cal)
Physics society honors Birgeneau for statesmanship in science (UCB)
Berkeley High boys’ soccer team makes postseason push (Mercury News)
Berkeley native weeds Walla Walla (Read Media)
UC Berkeley opens one-stop student center (SF Business Times)
Good bass players are rarely in want of work, but since arriving in the Bay Area two years ago to teach at the Jazzschool Institute, Jeff Denson has been keeping a fairly low profile. Over the past two years he’s generally been too busy teaching or performing internationally with the cooperative trio Minsarah or the octogenarian alto sax legend Lee Konitz to forge ties with Bay Area players, but Sunday afternoon’s Jazzschool gig with saxophonist Mike Zilber offers an opportunity to witness some promising musical relationships taking shape.
At the November elections Berkeley voters rejected Measure S, a controversial proposal that would have banned sitting on commercial sidewalks. City Councilman Jesse Arreguín believes it’s important to continue the conversation around homelessness, and, in an Opinionator piece published today, outlines the Compassionate Sidewalks Plan — what he calls a blueprint for creating consensus-based solutions to homelessness.
Paul Canales, who has just opened Duende in Uptown Oakland after working for 15 years at Oliveto, was so over Italian food.
Construction workers have been spotted on Telegraph Avenue in the former Andronico’s location north of Derby Street, which is set to feature a CVS store and pharmacy in the 26,455-square-foot space.
Think you know food in the East Bay? Prove it by naming the restaurant and dish in the comments section.
The Berkeley Public Library has set up a 25-question survey to get the scoop from local residents about how they see and use library programs, events and facilities.
Although Berkeley voters rejected Measure S, a controversial proposal that would have criminalized sitting on commercial sidewalks, we shouldn’t mistake it as an endorsement of inaction. The simple fact still remains: we need to address homelessness.
By Catherine Ference
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