The Berkeley Wire: 08.23.17

“The ancient California Buckeye on campus, Faculty Glade, UC Berkeley. Tree planted, they tell us, in 1882.” Photo, taken on Aug. 18, 2017 by melystu

Startup with Berkeley founder seeks to make vacation rentals more hotel-like (SF Chronicle)
Pets rule in director Finn Taylor’s return to film (SF Chronicle)
Are police taking the violent white supremacist gang threat seriously? (East Bay Express)
UC Berkeley scientist quits post over Trump’s response to Charlottesville (East Bay Times)
UC Berkeley prof spells ‘impeach’ in resignation letter to Trump (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ: Free speech is who we are (UC Berkeley News)
Force behind ‘No to Marxism’ rally in Berkeley is self-described ‘trans patriot’ (KTVU)
Anti-Nazi signs appear in windows of businesses in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Brazilian jazz guitarist Guinga plays in Berkeley (SF Gate)