Berkeley offers unusual vibe for football fans (Columbus Dispatch)
UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings (LA Times)
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BRENT’S UNIQUE SHOP One of the oldest businesses on San Pablo Avenue, Brent’s Unique Shop, 1824 San Pablo Ave., is closing down at the end of the year. Esther Williams, who ran Brent’s Unique Shop for 45 years, died in June. Her close friend David Clark is overseeing the store’s liquidation sale, which he said will likely continue for the next six months. “[We have] guitars, musical instruments, antiques, furniture, china, chandeliers, glassware, it’s to the rafters,” Clark said. “It’s one of those shops that’ll never happen again — it’s amazing.”
Family members have identified the man who died Sunday in a shooting in West Berkeley as Anthony ‘Lil Tone’ Medearis III.
The newly opened Hutch Bar and Kitchen has some good and not so good dishes. Mostly it needs to settle on an identity, says Southern food expert Kate Williams.
Aurora Theatre Company’s insightful, humorous and moving production of Amy Herzog’s, After The Revolution concerns a subject that will resonate with Berkeleyans: the leftist movement and the Communist Party of the 1940s and ’50s. The play is also about a family whose interactions are based on secrets and lies, as well as love.
A 56-year-old man died in a two-alarm house fire at 2431 Oregon St. early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Around 100 people gathered on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. near Monterey Market at the corner of Hopkins and California streets in North Berkeley to make known their opposition to a proposed air attack by the U.S. on Syria.
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