Berkeley startup seeks to change face of fast food (BANG)
UC Berkeley senior opens up about disability (Daily Californian)
The cast of Berkeley Rep’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ (Broadway World)
How to avoid rush hour on the Berkeley campus (Daily Clog)
Berkeley startup’s DIY robots controlled by smartphones, look like insects (Engadget)
Indecent exposure incidents reported on UC Berkeley campus (NBC Bay Area)
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Maria Luisa Mendonça, director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights (and director of the documentary about sugar plantation slaves embedded below), is the latest speaker to be sign up to be part of the exciting program at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, which is being produced by Berkeleyside in downtown Berkeley, October 25-26.
Eight days after the raging Rim Fire swept through the Berkeley-run Tuolumne Family Camp, all but destroying it, city officials visited the site of the conflagration to assess the extent of the damage. Meanwhile a group of camp fans, whose number is swelling by the day, is pulling together to rally support and work with the city to determine what future, if any, the camp may have.
Berkeley’s Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing in September to consider changes to the municipal zoning code to make it easier to open emergency homeless shelters in certain commercial and high-density residential areas, according to a notice sent out by email late last week.
By Eli Wolfe
The eyes of the Bay Area have been on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge this week. The self-supported suspension span, conceived after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, took 24 years of planning and building, and $6.4 billion, to complete.
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