Berkeley panel seeking temporary ban on tear gas use (Tribune)
Berkeley moves Dec. 16 City Council meeting to larger site (CoCo Times)
Dirks hails Richmond campus as global university site (IBA)
Stanford’s start-up community is king, but Cal wants to catch up (Venture Beat)
Record number of UC applicants for fall 2015 (Office of the President)
Cal professor and world authority on coral atolls has died (Guardian)
Test yourself: Keeping up with the Joneses, Berkeley-style (NYT)
Op-ed: Berkeley protesters — what’s next? (SF Chronicle)
Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school (Columbia Journalism Review)
Mark Bittman, Claus Meyer to teach at Berkeley Food Institute (Inside Scoop)
Mission stabbing victim a Berkeley student with promise (SF Chronicle)
After hearing the testimony of about 10 people who said they were treated unnecessarily roughly during a Dec. 6 protest, the Police Review Commission voted Wednesday to ask Berkeley city officials to restrict the use of tear gas, over-the-shoulder baton hits and firing projectiles as a form of crowd control.
We’ve experienced quite the storm in Berkeley over this past week, both metaphorically and literally. Often, the media will focus on the negative aspects of a story such as the Berkeley protests, choosing to focus on that which turned violent, or the snarled traffic, and in the case of the recent weather storm, the flooded streets. I wanted to share with you some positive stories from these events, and the role your library has played in them.
These treats make great bite-sized party favors or gifts to take to friends over the holiday season.
The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca is a realm where indigenous culture continues to thrive in the 21st century. Rather than closing themselves off to outside currents, the Mixtecs, Zapotecs and other peoples of the region are constantly integrating new information, evolution that’s evident in Pasatono Orquesta, a fascinating nine-piece ensemble that makes its Bay Area debut at Freight & Salvage on Wednesday on a double bill with Cascada de Flores.
Jody Radzik is really into weather. Although a Berkeley resident now, he used to live in New Mexico where, as he puts it, “the weather is more interesting.”
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