Update, 6:45 a.m. Power has been restored to most of the buildings on campus and most classes will meet as scheduled. But 11 buildings remain closed, including Doe Library, the Bancroft Library, California Hall, Durant Hall, Dwinelle Hall and annex, and Edwards track. Classes at those buildings will be cancelled. Click here for complete list.
[Editor’s Note: Monday afternoon, a power outage and subsequent explosion rocked the UC Berkeley campus and sent one student to the hospital. Scroll down to view Berkeleyside’s live blog of updates throughout the night. See a chronological version of events here.]
Warren Widener memorial — Berkeley mayor in 1970s (SF Chronicle)
BUSD reviewing preliminary report on campus safety (Daily Californian)
Berkeley reptile and amphibian expert Robert Stebbins dies at 98 (UCB)
Standard view of beautiful women in Chinese art challenged in Berkeley exhibit (Patch)
UC Berkeley’s earthquake-defying floating press box “steels” award (Core 77)
A hilarious opener for Berkeley Rep: Christopher Durang’ Antic “Vanya” (HuffPo)
NYFF review: “At Berkeley:” fascinating, immersive examination of Cal (Twitch)
50 things to do in Berkeley before you die (7×7)
Patricia Buffler, renowned childhood cancer specialist, dies at 75 (UCB)
The Big Idea: [Berkeley author] Adam Mansbach (Whatever)
Berkeley councilmember Darryl Moore’s proposal to declare Marriage Equality Day is polluted by inclusion of a damaging provision that would close down the city’s Domestic Partnership Registry.
Your daily feast of East Bay foodie news.
By Eli Wolfe
Police arrested two women after a pair of robberies, one of which involved a stun gun, and a robbery attempt also involving a stun gun earlier this month in Berkeley.
Residents interested in street improvements and the city’s watershed have two chances this week to get involved in the discussion about how to spend millions of dollars in Measure M funds that are expected to start flowing into city coffers next year.
This is a partial list of recent crimes in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. See past crime blotters here. (Note to readers: We always appreciate photographs and tips, about breaking news or neighborhood safety issues, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Five Cal schools have joined forces to develop a research institute dedicated to studying the transition to a more resilient and just food system.