The Berkeley Wire: 01.02.18

“In Blue #1 The Last of ‘17” by Diana Maria Rossi

Costa Rica plane crash carried customers of Berkeley-based Backroads (SF Chronicle)
Radio broadcaster, Pacifica, which owns KPFA, on brink of bankruptcy (WSJ)
A Look Back: Commodities grow scarcer, patriotism grows in 1943 (East Bay Times)
Math genius consumes himself in haunting Indra Net Theater play (Mercury News)
UC Berkeley police train educators how to deal with active shooter (SF Chronicle)
Dusty Baker’s son is rising at Cal with assistance from ‘big brother’ coach (SF Chronicle)
Former Hawker Fare chef opens Funky Elephant in Berkeley (Express)