Friday, Dec. 12, 12:25 a.m. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., reader William Abernathy reported a second water main break in the Berkeleyside comments section: “Main break 1300 block MLK. EBMUD alerted. No water til morning.”
It’s not the old days, but Berkeley sees a new spark of protest (NY Times)
Cal lecturer threatened for offering protesters extra time on papers (CBS)
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to do “Berkeley Talks” at Zellerbach (UCB News)
Cal football schedules (California Golden Blogs)
Bay Area preps for biggest storm in years (ABC7 News)
Berkeley High School students are expected to stage a “peaceful walkout” today, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m.
In the open kitchen, employees are both breaking down animals and making sandwiches. Welcome to an homey ode to all things carnivorous.
I’m a longtime Berkeley resident who has attended two of the last five nights of protests and have been following reportage and readers’ comments on Berkeleyside. There are five areas of misunderstanding I’d like to try to clarify:
Hours after Berkeley’s police chief defended his department’s decision to use tear gas on protesters on Telegraph Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 6, two Berkeley City Council members called for an investigation into what they said were police excesses.
I marched again last night, Dec. 7, in Berkeley with my protest partner Sharon Fennema, and over 1,000 other committed, passionate, and almost entirely nonviolent people. It was astounding to see that there were more people gathered on December 7, 2014 than there had been the night before when protesters were violently attacked by police. As can happen, but doesn’t always, in response to state-sponsored attacks, a movement galvanized and grew; it did not weaken.
By Karen M. Galatz
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