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The Berkeley Wire: 03.04.15

You're going out there a sapling, but you've got to come back as an orchard! By Ira Serkes. Photo taken Feb. 2015

You’re going out there a sapling, but you’ve got to come back as an orchard! By Ira Serkes. Photo taken Feb. 28, 2015

The 35 most Berkeley things that have ever happened (BuzzFeed)
Landlord loses round in court bid to shed affordable housing (IBA)
Maxwell Family Field to reopen Monday (Daily Cal)
Cal senior Reshanda Gray named Pac-12 player of the year  (Cal Bears)
SkyDeck’s new director has laser focus on start-ups (Haas Now)
In memoriam: Prof. William L. Garrison (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Talking trash? Sure, it’s Recyclemania (UCB News)
Longtime Berkeley activist Ying Lee to be honored (IBA)
Berkeley author Elizabeth Rosner to speak in El Cerrito (IBA)

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Op-ed: Let Albany follow Berkeley’s lead for its waterfront

An aerial view of the Albany Bulb. Photo: CLUI
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The City of Berkeley made the right decision, back in the early ’60s, when it planned its waterfront for mixed-use development, says naval architect Paul Kamen.

Now Albany is considering the future of its own waterfront, and one proposal on the table is to keep it as open space, parkland and protected habitat, with no commercial, recreational or maritime facilities.

That would be a huge mistake, argues Kamen in an op-ed published by Berkeleyside in its Opinionator section, in which he offers a detailed comparison of the two waterfront areas and outlines the key questions that need to be addressed.   … Continue reading »

Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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

Photo: Amy Herman.

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: 03.03.15

Berkeley Hills panoramic by Russell Kelly-Gordon

Berkeley Hills panoramic by Russell Kelly-Gordon

UC threatens to cap in-state enrollment at Cal and UCLA for next year (Sac Bee)
Farm-to-table marijuana start-up throws posh launch party (SF Chronicle)
UC students turn the tables on professor they consider racist (Bold Italic)
Cal tops Oregon State in home finale (IBA)
State Supreme Court ruling does little to clarify fate of mansion (IBA)
Review: Central Works “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” (IBA)
Berkeley’s pot doc (Berkeley Reporter)
Revised design and timing for 18-story Berkeley hotel project (Socket Site)
Feisty Old Jew: Charlie Varon’s show at the Marsh (Stark Insider)
Heggie’s “Camille Claudel” triumphs at Berkeley Symphony (SF Classical Voice)

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The Berkeley Wire: 03.02.15

Hiking the UC botanical garden by Avi

Hiking the UC Botanical Garden. Photo: Avi

Police Review Commission investigation faces hurdles (CoCo Times)
Berkeley Rep spotlights expanded campus (CoCo Times)
Campus holds sixth annual TedX conference (Daily Cal)
Review: Berkeley Symphony’s elegant “Imagination” program (Mercury News)
After protest, women’s field hockey team gets place to practice (Daily Cal)
Missy Franklin, women’s swim team, dominate at Pac-12 championships (Daily Cal)
Professor leaves Cal $13m to start maternal and child  health center (UCB News)

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Op-ed: Racist slights are alive and well in Berkeley

Gibor Basri and Jessica Broitman hike Claremont Canyon every morning
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Gibor Basri and Jessica Broitman, who have been married for more than 40 years, live in Berkeley. As a mixed-race couple — Basri is Jamaican/Iraqi/Jewish and Broitman is Caucasian/Jewish — they have seen firsthand how the world treats them differently because of their different skin tones.

In an op-ed published by Berkeleyside today, Basri and Broitman offer their response to the recent incident documented by local comedian W. Kamau Bell who said he was subject to racism at the Elmwood Café.

Citing examples from their own experience, the couple details how racism can pervade everyday life, even in Berkeley, and argues that we can all be guilty of bias, whether it’s conscious or unconscious. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.27.15

The Signal by Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken Feb. 15, 2015

The Signal by Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken Feb. 15, 2015

UC’s first Nobel Prize presented 75 years ago (UCB News)
Farm-to-table marijuana startup throws posh Berkeley launch party (SF Gate)
Two floors of Moffitt Library to be closed this summer (Daily Cal)
Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant (LA Times)
Police Review Commission holds meeting on campus (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley and National Park Service start second century of science (Sierra Sun Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.26.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.25.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.24.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.23.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 02.20.15

The Cheese Board Pizza Collective by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2015

The Cheese Board Pizza Collective by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2015

Former UC Press building purchased for $4.8 million (Daily Cal)
Three BHS students start Tutto, a clothing brand (BHS Jacket)
Streets Alive! Berkeley public art (Your Berkeley)
Thomas E. Lollini, former campus architect, wins Jefferson Award (AIA)

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Remembering Berkeley educator Diane Wade Bernard

Diane Bernard
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Diane Wade Bernard passed away peacefully on Nov.12, 2014 at the age of 84, surrounded by loved ones in Berkeley, California.

Diane was born in Long Beach, California in 1930, the daughter of Merle and Elouise Wade. She grew up in Riverside, California, and graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1948.  She attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1952 with a BA in early childhood development.

During her high-school and college years, Diane was very active in athletics and other … Continue reading »

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