Gov. Brown names Berkeley lawyer as head of Cal/OSHA (Mercury News)
Berkeley innovators driving Google technology (UCB News)
A look back: Berkeley loses two prominent women (Mercury News)
World’s largest ball of playdough may be in Berkeley (The Daily Clog)
New library director wants to build on community support (Tribune)
San Leandro man arraigned in Berkeley murder (Daily Cal)
Berkeley school growth rankles residents (Mercury News)
First person: Demo City USA (Berkeley Reporter)
Q&A with ‘Mira’s Diary’ author Marissa Moss (Teen Lit Rocks)
New building for Cal’s Haas School of Business (Mercury News)
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The proposal by Berkeley developers Hudson MacDonald to buy the downtown Berkeley Post Office has fallen through after they were unable to reach agreement with the Post Office on a deal.
A large group of black UC Berkeley students and their supporters are holding a rally on campus now, Thursday afternoon, in response to the recent Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury verdict regarding the fatal shooting by a police officer of Michael Brown.
Later this month, the Berkeley City Council is slated to approve a new law — designed to increase building sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions — that will mandate new fees and recurring energy assessments for local property owners.
Molly Ivins (1944-2007) was a beloved Texas newspaper columnist, political commentator, author and humorist. And her perspicacious wit comes through loud and clear, despite Kathleen Turner’s somewhat mixed performance in this one-woman show at the Berkeley Rep.
Cathy White has never forgotten the last phone conversation she had with her younger sister, Pamula Mullins.
Five years ago BAM/PFA launched L@TE, a music series curated by Berkeley pianist Sarah Cahill that transformed the gallery space into a reverberant concert hall. Given Cahill’s commitment to performing and presenting new music in various forms and permutations it’s not surprising that she booked minimalist pioneer Terry Riley as the opening act. In a neat feat of closure, the pianist will be on hand again Friday for the final L@TE event as BAM/PFA makes its slow transition into its new building at Oxford and Center (which is slated to open in early 2016).
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