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The Berkeley Wire: 10.21.14

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Berkeley author Elizabeth Rosner’s “Electric City” is a lyrical coming-of-age story

When Elizabeth Rosner was growing up near Schenectady New York, a company town dominated by the General Electric Corporation, she couldn’t wait …

Berkeleyside blotter: Crime in Berkeley, Oct. 9-15

This is a partial list of recent crime in Berkeley, compiled by Berkeleyside, and based on reports to the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. …

Berkeley composer John Adams’ opera ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ opens to protests in New York

Last night's performance of Berkeley-based composer John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York wasn't a typical opera …

The lowdown: Berkeley council on disaster prep, longterm parking in South Berkeley, ambulance issues, more

Scroll down to learn about the highlights of this week's Berkeley City Council agenda. The special session: Disaster preparedness At 5:30 p.m., Berkeley Fire Chief Gil …

‘Diplomacy': A confident statement from one of Germany’s greatest living filmmakers

I spent a good portion of my teens and 20s playing the World War I-set board game ‘Diplomacy’. Though marketed to the war …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.20.14

Walkathon by Gina g10. Photo taken on Oct. 17, 2014

Op-eds: Measures R and D, cell phones, dental mercury

Berkeleyside’s Opinionator section has recently welcomed five new op-eds. On Oct. 16 we published an op-ed by Mal Warwick who argues that Big Oil …

Uncharted Ideas: Do something different this weekend

The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is this weekend's hottest ticket. We're expecting a host of surprises at this week's Uncharted: The Berkeley …

Out of Darkness walk aims to end silence around suicide

By Katherine Griffin Nine years ago this month, Dale Boland’s son Gulliver took his own life. He was just 14. In the months that …

Josephine: Creating home-cooked meals, community

Sometimes a good home-cooked meal is exactly what you want, but you don't have time to make it. Step up Josephine, an ...

How Quirky is Berkeley? Animal mailboxes

The phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" is not as old as you might think -- early 20th century, born …

The Berkeley Wire: 10.17.14

Prepare to be slashed!!!! by Quinn Dombrowski. Photo taken on Oct. 16, 2014

‘Lilting': An exquisitely crafted character study movie

Pei-pei Cheng is a Chinese cinema legend. Born in Shanghai in 1946, Cheng began her film career in the mid ‘60s, appearing …

Update: UC Berkeley student exonerated of rape charge

The case against a 20-year-old UC Berkeley student charged earlier this month with rape has been dismissed, authorities said Friday afternoon, and he …

5 report frat house drugging, sex assaults in Berkeley

Update, 2 p.m. The University of California Police Department has released a new alert saying that one member of a fraternity says he …