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6 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

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1. Suspect arrested in attempted homicide of woman in her 70s
2. Spotted hyena colony at Cal to close after 30 years
3. Accused murderer set free when witness skips court
4. Suit settled over new Elmwood restaurant
5. Street warned about rampant Godzilla
6. Richmond man dies after motorcycle crash

John Adams, Carl Bass, Shashi Buluswar, Jeff Chang, Brian Christian, Mina Girgis, Nate Lewis, Daphne Miller, Matías Tarnopolsky: a … Continue reading »

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Breaking: Berkeley police arrest suspect in homicide attempt of woman in 70s

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A woman in her 70s was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an assault by a man who was arrested by police Friday, authorities said.

Police were called to the intersection of Russell and Otis streets at 4:30 for a report of a disturbance, according to a prepared statement released by police.

Police were told a woman was yelling for help. They arrived within minutes and saw a man flee on foot who was matching the description provided by callers. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.19.14

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico (UCB)
UC Berkeley mechanical engineering alumna receives MacArthur grant (Daily Cal)
Ledger’s Liquor sells one of the most popular beers you’ve never heard of (Marketplace)
Healthcare inequality plagues UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Peking Express set to close doors soon (Daily Cal)

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The It List: Five things to do this weekend in Berkeley

Coastal cleanup day is Saturday Sept. 20 -- a chance to help keep our local coastal areas beautiful. Photo: Clean Water Program
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COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY On Saturday Sept. 20 citizens throughout Alameda County will join volunteers worldwide for the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year the international event drew close to 650,000 participants in 92 countries, who picked up more than 12.3 million pounds of trash, according to the Ocean Conservancy. To help Alameda County residents find an event near them, the Clean Water Program Alameda County has compiled a list of local creek and shoreline cleanup events organized by its member cities and agencies. Visit Clean Water Program online for details of how to get involved.  Continue reading »

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Review: Maya Lin at Berkeley’s David Brower Center

Portrait of Maya Lin, photo credit Walter Smith
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Art/Act: Maya Lin – an exhibition of environmentally themed sculpture and interactive work by the internationally known Chinese-American artist, architectural designer and creator of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1982) — opens at the David Brower Center in Berkeley on Friday, Sept. 19.

Lin’s show is something of a coup for the Brower, and a rare opportunity for Bay Area residents to experience her current work on their home turf.

Lin created her landmark piece at age 21 while still an undergraduate in architectural studies at Yale, having won a competition against 1,441 other submissions. In subsequent years, she has directed her vision toward projects — often site specific sculptures and earthworks — with environmental themes. … Continue reading »

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Op-ed: Berkeley schools need a facilities master plan

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In an op-ed published on Berkeleyside yesterday, Mark Lemkin, a long-time Berkeley resident with two children at local schools, says it’s time Berkeley Unified School District had a Facilities Master Plan.

“For the past 14 years, BUSD has authorized $327 million in capital improvements,” he writes. “That represents approximately $15,000 in taxes per household, or about $35,000 per student, a generous investment by Berkeley residents. Most people are surprised to learn, however, that BUSD has allocated these resources without a Facilities Master Plan.  … Continue reading »

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Richmond man dies after Berkeley motorcycle crash

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A 48-year-old Richmond man died after a collision with a pick-up truck in Berkeley last week, authorities reported Thursday evening.

Friday, Sept. 12, Berkeley Police officers responded to an injury collision at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and University Avenue just after 8:30 p.m., said Officer Jennifer Coats, department spokeswoman, in a prepared statement.

The motorcyclist was identified as Gregory Allen Scoggin of Richmond. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.18.14

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Pull a great big fish from the bottom of the hole. Aquatic Park. Photo: TJ Gehling

Review: An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep (Variety)
Bound for Berkeley, Lea Robinson leaves legacy at Columbia (Columbia Spectator)
Police hope new evidence in 48-year-old Berkeley cold case (KTVU)
Berkeley police see spike in car burglaries in West Berkeley (Co Co Times)
From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride (UCB)
Five candidates running for three Berkeley School Board posts (Co Co Times)
500 Berkeley students missed sex-abuse classes (Porterville Recorder)

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Drugs, guns seized during 2 CHP arrests in Berkeley

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Two vehicle stops in Berkeley, near Gilman Street on Interstate 80, early Wednesday morning led to arrests and the seizure of weapons and drugs, authorities reported.

The Oakland CHP said “quite a bit of contraband” was recovered during the stops. Two men were arrested in separate incidents.  … Continue reading »

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Berkeley’s own return to town to perform jazz the LA way

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You’ll rarely get an argument on the streets of Berkeley by disparaging Los Angeles. While oft-maligned as a cultural wasteland, LA actually boasts a vast, vibrant and well-entrenched cultural scene that continues to draw the East Bay’s sons and daughters, particularly standout players from Berkeley High’s vaunted jazz program. On Sunday, several recent BHS graduates return from the Southland to perform at Freight & Salvage with the UCLA Charles Mingus Ensemble under the direction of composer James Newton.

Originally created as part of a class that Newton teaches as a professor of ethnomusicology in UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music (he’s arguably the most celebrated jazz flutist of the past four decades and a longtime collaborator with Berkeley percussionist/bandleader Anthony Brown), the group took on an identity of its own during a tour of Macedonia and Kosovo earlier this year. … Continue reading »

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Update: PG&E outage in North Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo caused by fire

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More than 5,000 customers are without power in North Berkeley and El Cerrito, according to PG&E’s outage map.

The outage began at 12:28 a.m. and was expected to be repaired by 3:45 a.m.

According to PG&E, 5,327 homes — from the Berkeley Hills west to Interstate 80 and north almost to Moeser Lane in El Cerrito — were without power as of the latest update, at 1:28 a.m.

The cause is listed as unknown, with an investigation underway.

A PG&E crew has been assigned to assess the damage, according to PG&E’s online Electric Outage Center. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.17.14

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Berkeley warned of rampant Godzilla across the bay

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Drivers and pedestrians on Panoramic Way in Berkeley did a double take a few days ago when a large mobile LED sign, usually reserved for imparting traffic alerts, instead informed them: “Godzilla rampant in SF.”

Fred Werner spotted the sign and shared a photograph of it with Berkeleyside. “Commuters beware!” he wrote. “This warning sign on Panoramic Way heralds danger across the Bay today.”

We posted the pic on our Facebook page on Sept. 11 where it found an appreciative audience. “Love it. Berkeley ROCKS,” wrote Fred Weissman. “Reference to Big Soda?” cracked David Weisz. … Continue reading »

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