Moss photos in rainy Berkeley, CA (Journal of a moss enthusiast)
Berkeley High rally day likely to be canceled (BHS Jacket)
New animal shelter opens in Berkeley (Daily Californian)
New BHS building is behind schedule (BHS Jacket)
Cal Chancellor to head initiative for public universities (LA Times)
Joffrey thrills in return to Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley Teachers’ Union begins new year of negotiations (BHS Jacket)
Just in time for Oscar season, Cheryl Cohen Greene — the Berkeley-based certified sex surrogate whose relationship with the polio-stricken writer Mark O’Brien forms the basis of the indie crowd-pleaser The Sessions — has a new memoir, An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner (Soft Skull Press). Here she talks with San Francisco magazine’s Nina Martin. Cohen Greene will be reading Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 pm at Books Inc. on Fourth St. in Berkeley.
On Jan. 16 some new traffic signs were erected at Marin Circle in north Berkeley: four yellow, reflective oblongs bearing the words ‘Traffic in circle has right of way.” It wasn’t long before local residents were up in arms about the signs, claiming they were an unnecessary eyesore on an historic, cherished local landmark.
Stanislaw Sobolewski, cookbook manager at Moe's Books, gets lost reading three beautiful cookbooks that cover home cooking, kimchi and preserving.
Berkeley’s General Fund projections include a deficit of more than $5 million over the next two years, requiring city leaders to take a tough look at its more cash-strapped departments to reign in costs.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department, unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: Please provide feedback in the comments section if you notice anything new or have ideas for more coverage. We always appreciate tips about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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