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A multi-alarm fire in West Berkeley last Saturday night destroyed the Wooden Duck warehouse and damaged and destroyed numerous local businesses.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation issued … Continue reading »
Berkeley man plus one sentenced for robbing Alameda Citibank (FBI)
Neuroengineers bring science cred, Berkeley feel to ‘Transcendence’ film (UCB)
Cal students don’t make quite as much money as other graduates (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid changes to admission process (Sac Bee)
A ranking of Berkeley cafes according to their wifi strength (Daily Clog)
Girl found naked in Berkeley abducted in San Francisco (KTVU)
Berkeley 5-alarm fire caused estimated $9m damage (CoCo Times)
Artisans try to salvage remains of West Berkeley fire (Daily Cal)
Health notice: Whooping cough cases at Berkeley High (BHS etree)
A large craft brewery capable of producing over 310,000 gallons of beer a year is set to open in West Berkeley, assuming the owners secure final planning permissions. The plan also calls for a restaurant and barrel-aging facility.
Far West Brewing already has a permit from Berkeley to manufacture beer at the 10,212-square-foot industrial building at 1150 Sixth St. (at Harrison).
In its application to the city for restaurant and retail operation permits, Far West, which was formed specifically to open this business, said it would brew six year-round beers, limited release beers, and a series of barrel-aged sour beers and American wild ales. … Continue reading »
Local officials and preservationists are heartened by a new report that calls for the United States Postal Service to suspend the closing and sale of all historic post offices, including the Main Post Office at 2000 Allston Way.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal officials on how to preserve the nation’s historic resources, issued a critical report Thursday. It said the USPS had not been following the law when it ordered that dozens of historic post offices – often the core of communities – be shuttered and sold. … Continue reading »
There’s an exciting new sports retail hub emerging in North West Berkeley around San Pablo Avenue and Gilman Street. A cycling/triathlon and a cycling bag store are moving in, both close to the emerging Gilman Crossings development which will include a soccer shop and a running store. Gilman Crossings developer Matt Holmes of Retail West says it’s all part of a plan to create a community of sports enthusiasts in the area, which is also close to the Tom Bates soccer fields, Harrison Park, Berkeley Skate Park, and bay trails.
BEYOND AERO A new store focusing on cycling and triathlon is getting ready to open at 1411 San Pablo Ave. (one block south of Gilman) in a newly renovated space. Beyond Aero will cater to cyclists and triathletes of all levels and abilities, and is scheduled to be ready mid-May. Expect to see bikes on offer from brands like Cervélo (pictured above), Boardman, and Guru (pictured left), as well as apparel, parts, and accessories. Beyond Aero will also offer a full-service bicycle repair center, and a fit center. Owner Andres Douzoglou told Berkeleyside he is very excited to be opening the store. “We’re new residents to the area (two years) and have loved every second of our time spent here and have no intentions of moving. The Bay Area has the country’s healthiest, most diverse, and inclusive cycling and triathlon communities and we’re thrilled to be in the center of it.” Douzoglou added that he is hoping to foster a retail environment in which people can find what they need while “incorporating the community feel we all enjoy while out on the road or at the races.” For more information about Beyond Aero, visit Beyond Aero online. … Continue reading »
Stepped up police patrols, trimmed-back bushes and increased efforts to clean up graffiti around Strawberry Creek Park are among a slew of recent steps by the city following two troubling incidents in March, including a drive-by shooting nearby and the violent robbery of a Berkeley middle school student.
Community members around the West Berkeley park have been asking for help from the city to make changes. They cite frequent problems in the area related in part to its use as a hang-out by youth — including many who reportedly have gang ties. Drug sales and the smoking of marijuana at all hours are said to be regular sights. … Continue reading »
Berkeley hosting one-stop emergency readiness event (Mercury News)
Proposed BART car on display April 29 (CoCo Times)
Michael Pollan at Mrs Dalloway’s for World Book Night (Mercury News)
Death penalty sought in Alaysha Carradine case (SFGate)
Berkeley-based city guide start-up, WayScout, gets attention (Rackspace)
AALL selects Berkeley law professor as 2014 Gallagher Award winner (AALL)
RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE California has been quite dry this year — but Friday’s roundtable on the drought will be anything but. The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative is hosting its annual day of panel discussions and lectures on April 18. This year’s Resources Roundtable is titled “California’s Drought: Challenges and Opportunities.” Speakers — including several UC Berkeley professors — will trace the deep history of dryness in the state, and consider the current obstacles to, and potential for, addressing drought. The $10 tickets provide access to all events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the David Brower Center at 2150 Allston Way. … Continue reading »
A Berkeley middle school’s successful campaign to crowd-fund the creation of its first library is one for the books.
Still in its infancy, REALM charter school was lacking a library, so its eighth grade class launched a Kickstarter campaign in March. In one month they raised the nearly $79,000 that will allow them to realize their innovative design for a room full of books and multimedia tools. Quest Foundation, a grant-making organization in Danville, contributed $30,000 in matching funds to the campaign.
The ultramodern library, called “X-Space,” is the product of months of brainstorming and building in teacher Hallie Chen’s design class, Studio H.
“Because we’re a new school, the instinct for students is to look around and say, ‘These are the things we don’t have yet,’” said REALM’s creativity director Emily Pilloton. “My response is always, ‘Okay, well, let’s go build it.’” … Continue reading »
An Oakland man has been charged with five felonies after a probation search led to his arrest and the recovery by Berkeley police of a loaded handgun, marijuana and two types of cocaine, all packaged for sale, according to court papers.
On April 8, the Berkeley Police Department conducted the probation search of 35-year-old Terrill Orme at his home and business in the 5600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, less than half a mile from Berkeley’s southern border. … Continue reading »
Of the thousands of examples of quirky material culture that I have seen in Berkeley, my favorite is a giant orange on Spruce Street. It has nothing to do with Roald Dahl, but everything to do with old, weird America, a brilliant phrase coined by Berkeley’s extraordinary cultural writer Greil Marcus. … Continue reading »
Cal professor Emeritus Robert Harlan dies at 84 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Playhouse names new producing director (Berkeley Playhouse)
Nancy Pelosi to deliver commencement address at UC Berkeley (UCB)
Congresswomen lend support to Cal sexual assault victims (ABC Local)
UC Berkeley students vie for Obama’s keynote attention (BANG)
Berkeley Food Collective looks for spot on Lower Sproul Plaza (Daily Clog)
In ‘Tribes,’ deaf man works to make voice heard (SFGate)
A look back: Call to expand Willard School campus in 1939 (Mercury News)
$100 million hotel project could transform Berkeley skyline (SF Biz Times)
A broad coalition of diverse community representatives came together before the Berkeley City Council recently to call for Council support for two very important “Healthy Berkeley” initiatives. One involves a city parks bond proposal, and the other a proposed tax on sugary drinks.
Both could provide long-term funding for healthy city improvements, including parks, playgrounds, pools, school gardens, and nutrition and physical education programs.
Recent events require action
Several recent events have galvanized community … Continue reading »