UC Botanical Garden is haven for Hawaiian flora (SF Chronicle)
Hearing echoes of Berkeley in student activism today (PBS Newshour)
5 report drugging, sex assault at Berkeley frat (SF Chronicle)
UC professor David Wessel dies at 73 (Daily Cal)
Art of the hula beckons painter Julia Cost (SF Chronicle)
Cal students respond to increase in minimum wage (USA Today)
Neighborhood watch: Berkeley’s Lorin district (SF Chronicle)
Local flower seller doles out roses, wisdom from Southside perch (Daily Cal)
Michael Bloomberg to back soda tax in Berkeley (NYT)
UCLA hoping to end skid against Cal (Modesto Bee)
Pei-pei Cheng is a Chinese cinema legend. Born in Shanghai in 1946, Cheng began her film career in the mid ‘60s, appearing in so many wuxia films that she quickly acquired the sobriquet The Queen of Swords. She’s probably best known to western audiences for her performance as deadly assassin Jade Fox in Ang Lee’s surprise 2000 blockbuster, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Update, July 5, 2016: The student’s name has been removed at his request due to the finding of factual innocence.
The Sierra Club Bay Chapter made a big mistake when it endorsed incumbent Linda Maio for Berkeley City Council.
Working at schools sites across Berkeley, I constantly see students carrying cellphones in their pockets and using them when they should be in class. It seems every year, younger and younger children are using cellphones.
Update, 2 p.m. The University of California Police Department has released a new alert saying that one member of a fraternity says he was sexually assaulted by another, and that there may be other victims.
Most of us want a new downtown; why are we asked over and over to keep the old one? Why do we have to fight another misleading initiative — Measure R?
Update, Oct. 21: The Berkeley Police Department released the following notice today.
By Rebecca Spence / J Weekly
Berkeley fans of the Hammond B-3 organ don’t get many opportunities to experience the mighty instrument close to home. It’s a sad state of affairs for funk and soul jazz aficionados, especially considering that Wil Blades, the Bay Area’s most prodigious mid-career B-3 player, has long called Berkeley home. He returns to Jupiter on Friday with Oakland drum maestro Scott Amendola.