Berkeley landmark 48 Shattuck Square sold (SF Business Times)
Berkeley school safety estimate: $500,000 (Tribune)
Berkeley author’s new book focuses on NY graffiti artist (SFWeekly)
100 pitch in to reforest a bare hill near Berkeley Lab (UCB)
Lawrence Wright’s Fallaci will premiere at Berkeley Rep (Playbill)
Playwright/alum Stan Lai to discuss creativity, theater (UC Berkeley)
100 pitch in to reforest a bare hillside near Lawrence Hall (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley police officers arrested an Oakland man after he tried three times in a single night to steal beer from Berkeley Bowl, and struggled with loss prevention officers until police arrived, authorities said.
Berkeleyside’s online food magazine NOSH, covering the East Bay, launched in November and publishes many stories every week on restaurant openings, ethnic food finds, news, chefs’ secrets, recipes, and much more. In case you missed them, here are some of the articles that have appeared there in the past few days:
Two new films, one featuring Berkeley's own Local Butcher Shop, look at how the meat industry can adopt more sustainable practices.
Ethiopian coffee shop Anfilo has opened in Oakland, and sour beer brewery The Rare Barrel is on its way to Berkeley. This and more food news in Bites.
DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL This weekend, The Freight is hosting a three-night festival to showcase modern heirs to famed gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The “Esprit de Django et Stephane Festival” includes a Saturday open house featuring workshops, performances, and a panel discussion inspired and influenced by the legendary jazz band, Quintette du Hot Club de France. For details of all the musicians and tickets, visit the Freight & Salvage.
Last October, Berkeley held a Sunday Streets event for the first time, and an estimated 40,000 people flocked to Shattuck Avenue to stroll, bike and skate the length of 17 blocks enjoying the car-free environment, al fresco eating, music, yoga and chess playing. By most accounts, the event was a success, but to make it happen again this year and going forward, the organizers are asking officials to stump up the funds to cover city costs.
A staff member at Berkeley’s Thousand Oaks Elementary School was assaulted while walking to her car just after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 22.
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