Doughnut girl rates four doughnut shops (Eating Berkeley)
Meet Berkeley’s Southside tattoo artists (Daily Clog)
A saloon in West Berkeley opens (EBX)
Berkeley firm lands $817m deal for experimental lung cancer vaccine (SF Business Times)
BAM/PFA mounts largest retrospective ever of Georgian films in US (UCB News)
Boy who set fire to Sasha Fleishman’s skirt on bus may get 7 year sentence (ABC)
Interrogating the Black Panthers at Berkeley Rep (SF Magazine)
Michelin guide honors 15 East Bay restaurants (What the Fork)
Controversy erupts over poster at Berkeley Law that some say is racist, sexist (Open Letter)
Smoke’s Poutinerie coming to Berkeley (Inside Scoop)
Emma Goldman: Too hot to handle? UC set to pull plug on archive (J Weekly)
There are openings galore in this week's Bites, from downtown Berkeley to Jack London Square. Get the latest East Bay food news here.
Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get informed before they cast their votes.
BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY Berkeley may be best known for one of its higher-ed institutions, but this week a much-deserved spotlight will be trained on the other. Although it has gone by many different names over the years, Berkeley City College has been producing scholars for four decades. BCC’s 40th anniversary celebration will kick off Friday, Oct. 17, and will continue with various events and activities throughout the coming year. Starting at noon, the day will be packed with discussion panels, live music, campus tours, and presentations by a host of officials including Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a dedication of “From the Ground Up/Desde las raices,” a brand new mural created by local artists including BCC students. The college is located at 2050 Center St. RSVPs are encouraged. (more…)
Discussion, debate, insights, revelations, laughter and inspiration — all of these are a given at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas which is happening on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 in downtown Berkeley. You wouldn’t expect anything less when participants engage with speakers like these.
If you’ve lived and voted in Berkeley for a long time, as I have, you’ve no doubt noticed that our election campaigns typically pit one Democrat against another with nary any interest from anyone outside the East Bay. Now that has changed.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fought unsuccessfully to establish a cap on the size of soda portions sold in that city, has donated $85,000 to the Yes on Measure D campaign.
When Berkeley artist Deb Durant thought about how to celebrate her 50th birthday, she decided she didn’t want an over-the-top party with champagne and colorful hats.