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The Berkeley Wire: 09.01.14

Rocks. Photo, taken on Aug. 28, 2014, by gina g10

Rocks. Photo, taken on Aug. 28, 2014, by gina g10

Judge tentatively rules Berkeley soda tax statement must be changed (NBC)
Quirky Berkeley fan documents city’s creative core (Sac Bee)
Berkeley Planning Commission moves forward with zoning overlay (Daily Cal )
Talking with…. an activist who brought the creek to kids (J-Weekly)
Scientists, politicians to discuss early earthquake warning system (CBS Local)
Berkeley Film Foundation gives out $131,000 in film grants (Fort Mill Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.29.14

Painting the hills. Photo: gina g10

Painting the hills. Photo, taken on Aug. 26, 2014, by gina g10

Construction abuzz at Lower Sproul student hub (UCB)
Berkeley man identified as Muni strike victim (SF Chronicle)
Bayer plans $100M project in Berkeley — maybe (SF Business Times)
Op-ed: Who won the latest F the Police demo? (Berkeley Reporter)
Delicious road trip pit stops between Berkeley and LA (Daily Cal)
Berkeley commission backs downtown civic center district (Co Co Times)
1930s California cabin transformed into green showplace (Standard Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.28.14

West Berkeley wall art. Photo: D Smith

West Berkeley wall art. Photo: D Smith

Berkeley/Albany: September means it’s time to stroll Solano (Co Co Times)
Corso: A prime example of a great neighborhood restaurant (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley tops multiple new university rankings (Daily Cal)
Jack Johnson at the Berkeley Greek Theater (Liberty Voice)
Berkeley’s Housing Authority’s board seeks new commissioner (Daily Cal)
‘Bear pact’ gives students tools to combat alcohol abuse, sexual assault (Health Canal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.27.14

Keep off the grass photo mystuart

Please keep off the grass. Photo: mystuart

For Berkeley’s new students, a lesson on why they’re here (UCB)
Ways to prepare for an earthquake (Daily Cal)
Berkeley: New post will oversee city’s emergency readiness strategy (CoCo Times)
Live in a car trunk in Berkeley for $2,000 (East Bay Express)
Soda industry files suit over Berkeley’s Measure D tax (Value Walk)

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Op-ed: Are Berkeley schools victims of their own success?

Students eating lunch at Malcolm X Elementary School. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD
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In the past few years, Malcolm X Elementary School has gone from a student population of about 400 students to nearly 600. It’s not alone. Many of Berkeley Unified’s schools are grappling with increasing numbers of kids and not necessarily seeing a corresponding growth in resources to handle them.

In an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside, Joshua Room, a BUSD graduate himself and former president of Malcolm X PTA, argues that our schools are bursting at the seams and there do not seem to be good short- or long-term alternatives for accommodating the increase. Why, he asks, does BUSD seem “to be repeatedly caught off-guard by this continuing, explosive growth?” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.26.14

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Gregory Grossman: Eminent scholar, always a gentleman

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UC Berkeley economist Gregory Grossman, who died on Aug. 14, was considered a towering figure in the study of the Soviet economy who shaped the thinking of generations of scholars. Born in Kiev, and educated at Cal and Harvard, he went on to coin the term “command economy.”

Grossman was a polymath who also understood the political, ideological, social and cultural underpinnings of economic life in the Soviet Union. As a result, he was widely sought out by his peers for comments on their scholarship.

And Grossman, who always held a particular affection for Berkeley and the Bay Area, was also a consummate gentleman. As his UC Berkeley colleague George Breslauer noted: “I never saw him present his ideas aggressively. He let the evidence and logic speak for themselves. In the end, the passage of time proved him right on almost all scores.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.14

Pelican at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo: Tennessee Reed‎

Brown Pelican at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo: Tennessee Reed‎

Car-juggling robots and other Berkeley Kickstarter projects (Daily Cal)
It’s move-in day for thousands of UC Berkeley students (SFGate)
Berkeley street style: Back to school edition (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in  ARWU global rankings (UCB)
Sausalito police arrest Berkeley man, 2 others in check forgery case (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.22.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.21.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.20.14

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

wib 8.20.14

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.

Photo: Scott Sparling.

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.19.14

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