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The Berkeley Wire: 09.03.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.02.15

Moon over Berkeley by Seaangel12. Photo taken Aug. 28, 2015

Moon over Berkeley by Seaangel12. Photo taken Aug. 28, 2015

Is Berkeley’s new soda tax failing? (Civil Eats)
Noir classico in Berkeley (Express)
Where to get your Cal Game Day on (Express)
Canadian photographer’s stunning pictures at Brower Center (7×7)
Sexual assault at UC Berkeley campus (KRON)
New owner to seek to convert retail to student housing near campus (SF Business Times)
“Exceptional Expositions” shines on two fabulous world fairs (UCB News)
FDA approves digital stethoscope created by Skydeck-backed start-up (UCB News)
Solano Stroll ready to roll (Daily Democrat News)
This preschool is for robots (Bloomberg News)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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

Photo: Andria Lo.

Send your submissions for “Where in Berkeley?” to tips@berkeleyside.com. The more obscure the better —  just as long as the photos are taken in Berkeley. Thanks in advance.

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.01.15

Warm, windy sunset at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo taken by Fred Rowe on Aug. 28, 2105

Warm, windy sunset at Cesar Chavez Park. Photo taken by Fred Rowe on Aug. 28, 2105

Theater group puts on drought-focused performance (Daily Cal)
MasterCard program provides scholarships to UC Berkeley for African students (Daily Cal)
Cal coach Sonny Dykes feeling at home in Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
Cal launches Saudi-funded online Philanthropy University (SF Business Times)

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Op-ed: Give Berkeley police tools they need to do the job

Police search Sacramento Street, near Dwight Way, for an armed robber who robbed a laundromat, in Berkeley, on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo: David Yee
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In July, Berkeley police officers came under scrutiny, not least by many people writing in Berkeleyside’s comments section, for what was seen by some as a heavy-handed response to an armed suspect who robbed a laundromat in South Berkeley and attacked an older resident near Sacramento Street. The department’s use of an armored vehicle was the focus of the criticism.

In an op-ed published on Berkeleyside, Chris Stines, president of the Berkeley Police Association, says the borrowed vehicle used in the operation had a single purpose: preventing bullets from killing or severely injuring Berkeley residents.

Stines argues that the vehicle, as well as other tools such as search helicopters, a canine unit and drones should be directly available to the Berkeley Police Department. “While well-intentioned, several city council decisions over the past several decades have had the effect of tying the hands of the police in volatile operations, and are overdue for a fresh look,” he writes. “Dogs, helicopters and drones are not intended for everyday policing. But with the potential for harm to the public, we want to have as many resources at our disposal as we can and as quickly as we can.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.31.15

Pre-dawn commute in I-80 by  Kevin Schofield. Photo taken June 2015

Pre-dawn commute on I-80 by Kevin Schofield. Photo taken June 2015

UC police chief only had herself to blame for stolen gun (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley ranks as most expensive college town in country (Daily Cal)
Four Berkeley grads join White House Council of Economic Advisors (UCB News)
Fence around the chancellor’s house divides opinions (Mercury News)

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Remembering Berkeley community activist Kitty McLean

Kitty McLean, who died on July x. Photo: Courtesy of the family
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On July 13, long-time Berkeley community activist Kitty McLean died of complications from a stroke. Kitty was an unsung heroine of many progressive causes and candidates: a volunteer par excellence.

The wife of UC Berkeley professor Hugh McLean, Kitty was very active in politics. She was always there as a committed volunteer for a variety of progressive/environmental causes, candidates and organizations, including the Sierra Club, League of Women Voters (LWV) and Citizens for an Eastshore State Park (CESP).

No job was too small for Kitty—she was willing to lick stamps, address envelopes, work to develop consensus on LWV issues, canvass door-to-door, participate in phone banks, talk to people, count votes in Sierra Club elections, keep up with elected officials and follow candidates running for office. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.28.15

Sleeping it off by Film&PhotoArchivist

Sleeping it off by Film&PhotoArchivist

Protesters rally against contentious downtown development (Daily Cal)
Police investigate armed robbery near campus (NBC)
Petitioners call for library director’s removal at meeting (CoCo Times)
Paul Larson to receive Glenn Seaborg award (Cal Athletics)
Project will restore recorded Native American voices (California)
Famous designer heads “brilliant” remodel (SF Gate)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.27.15

BAM/PFA like Hollywood, only better by William Newton. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2015

BAM/PFA like Hollywood, only better by William Newton. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2015

UC alumni arraigned on charges of insider trading (Daily Cal)
“Fear the Walking Dead” and the Berkeley connection (CoCo Times)
Berkeley: A Look Back. University pledges national security support (CoCo Times)
“Living by the Book” exhibit at Magnes explores Jewish bible (UCB News)
Zut allures but doesn’t deliver (Express)
Theater companies embrace female-driven plays for fall (Express)
Berkeley agency responds to bias complaint (Bay Area Reporter)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.26.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.25.15

Crazy Quilt by Kathy. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2015

Crazy Quilt by Kathy. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2015

Proposed condominium goes through final stages of review (Daily Cal)
New details on UC Berkeley police chief’s auto burglary (CoCo Times)
Feds investigate charges of discrimination against female hockey team (Daily Cal)
Campus to honor those lost over the last year (UCB News)
Shopping at Whole Foods on Aug. 26 will benefit Rosie the Riveter programs (Richmond Standard)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.24.15

Detail, new PFA building, Oxford St. by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken Aug. 22, 2105

Detail, new PFA building, Oxford St. by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken Aug. 22, 2105

UC Berkeley police chief is victim of auto burglary (NBC)
School board to vote on how to handle exit exam cancellation (Daily Cal)
Cal students return for start of school year (ABC)
Post retirement, the joy of taking classes at Cal (California)
A #Calwelcome in photos as students move in (UCB News)
Hidden secrets and legends on the UC Berkeley campus (SFGate)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.21.15

Looking east from Cesar Chavez Park. Photo, taken on Aug. 19, 2015, by Diana Maria Rossi

Looking east from Cesar Chavez Park. Photo, taken on Aug. 19, 2015, by Diana Maria Rossi

Berkeley’s soda tax fail: consumers paying less than half what was expected (Daily Caller)
Cal students criticize new fence around Chancellor’s home (CBS Local)
Berkeley Ecology Center director released by immigration authorities (Kron 4)
Cal’s Jacobs Hall, home for engineering design innovation, officially opens (Daily Cal)
La Peña at 40: Berkeley cultural institution reinvents itself (SF Chronicle)
Computers stolen from UC Berkeley’s Hearst Memorial Gymnasium (Daily Cal)

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