MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners include Stanford, Berkeley researchers (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley grad recovers from terrorist attack in Kenya (CBS Local)
$650K at stake for startups via annual UC Berkeley, MIT contests (Network World)
Elizabeth Deakin new chair of Berkeley division of Academic Senate (Daily Californian)
Berkeley schools chief has eye on achievement gap (Oakland Tribune)
Berkeley: Hancock resolution supports post office protection (BANG)
Berkeley: Dance work premieres at Ashby Stage (BANG)
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The annual Eat Real Festival, which takes place in Jack London Square this weekend, is all bout eating, drinking, seeing and making. Join us there!
A man with a whole pig hoisted over his shoulder recently visited the new Hog's Apothecary, but there's plenty for non-meat eaters too.
The Berkeley Police Association says Tasers could have helped prevent the near-death of a man who stabbed himself repeatedly last week in Berkeley, according to a statement released Wednesday morning by the organization’s president.
As part of a new planning effort starting next week, Berkeley’s Parks and Waterfront Commission wants to hear from the public about ways to improve city parks, pools, community centers, camps and the marina. In recent years, the city has struggled to find enough money to pay for its parks, pools and recreation facilities. Several council members have been spreading the word this month about the upcoming meetings, but otherwise there has been little publicity. In addition to a series of three meetings with commission members, Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s office, along with city staff, will meet with the public about John Hinkel Park and possible plans for Measure WW funds. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see past related coverage on Berkeleyside.
Which big screen version of Jack Finney’s classic novel ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ is your favorite – the original 1956 black and white adaptation, 1978’s full color remake, or Abel Ferrara’s 1993 iteration? You’re probably expecting me to say that the first-out-of-the-gate Don Siegel-helmed feature is the best, and I won’t lie – it’s definitely close to the top of my list of fave sci-fi films.
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