A judge has freed a woman arrested after the killing of a Berkeley man in February, but ruled Thursday that her boyfriend must face the murder charge against him in the case.
Berkeley’s effort to pass Measure D, the soda tax (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution)
Robert Reich video: Like Coke or Pepsi? Wait until you hear what they are doing (Upworthy)
Faculty profile: Juana Maria Rodriguez on sexuality in public discourse (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley’s Uncharted Festival unites innovators in quest for ideas (SF Chronicle)
Dead Berkeley bones ID’d (Berkeley Reporter)
Groups opposing water bond proposition host art show at Sproul (Daily Cal)
Domingo Ave. rich in restaurants, specialty shops (SF Chronicle)
Female student reports being drugged, sexually assaulted (Daily Cal)
Cal forms search committee to look for new athletic director (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley taps Bill Maher for graduation speaker (National Review)
Bancroft Library opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibition (Sierra Times)
Berkeley names on list of Jewish innovators (J-Weekly)
Berkeley has an international reputation as a free-thinking, expressive, welcoming and experimental city. The current battle over the city’s downtown and November’s Measure R contradicts this image of ourselves, and in the worst possible way.
UNCHARTED Wake up tomorrow morning and mingle with some of the most prominent and captivating thinkers across the disciplines. Berkeleyside presents the second annual Uncharted, a two-day festival jam-packed with stimulating discussion and debate. On Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, festival speakers and participants will gather at Berkeley Rep and Freight & Salvage to engage with big, daring, and dangerous ideas. This year’s exciting program includes musings on robotics, new energy, stereotyping, marriage equality, and 3D printing. A few one and two-day passes are still available for the extravaganza, which lasts 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with workshops, coffee breaks, and a party on Friday evening. Find out more. (more…)
A man linked to an armed carjacking in West Berkeley on Sunday, after reportedly ditching another stolen vehicle, has been charged with the Oakland murder of a 78-year-old man the same day.
Michael Diggs, the homeless man charged with killing a 54-year-old Berkeley man with a hatchet in late February, told police he snapped after the victim walked naked into the bathroom where Diggs’ girlfriend was showering, then tried to force her to have sex with him.
On her 40th birthday Audrey Martin decided to sing. As a marriage and family therapist, she had spent years helping other people work through traumas, resolve deep-seated conflicts, and discover their true selves. Along the way she had set aside her adolescent ambition for a life in music, a sublimated dream that resurfaced with her midlife milestone. Martin’s long and winding creative journey resulted in the captivating debut album Living Room (full disclosure: I wrote the liner notes). She celebrates the CD’s release Sunday afternoon at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory, which played an essential role in her musical education.