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

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bigger pictureFIGHTING DIABETES WITH POETRY Type 2 diabetes, caused by eating the wrong food and a sedentary lifestyle, is on the rise. It’s also preventable. Now Youth Speaks and the Center for Vulnerable Populations have come together to form The Bigger Picture Campaign, a novel way to get word out about the disease. Tonight, eight young poets will be premiering their poetry about the disease from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way. “This is poetry of provocation, witness, and social justice. We want all like-minded health warriors to be present.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.23.16

Birds at Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

Birds at Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

Snapp Shots: Berkeley art studio beautifies neighborhood (East Bay Times)
Review: ‘Othello’ by Ubuntu Theater (Theaterstorm)
Grand Jury critiques Berkeley’s email practices (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.22.16

Victorian by David Gould

Victorian by David Gould

Budget, permit appeal on busy council agenda (East Bay Times)
Council rejects landmark status for Telegraph Avenue property (East Bay Times)
Crowdsourcing approach to solve campus funding issues (UCB News)
Expanded Triple Rock Brewery to open in August (Daily Cal)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

WIB Photo: Amy Herman

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Photo: Amy Herman.

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.21.16

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Share your questions about homelessness in Berkeley

Residents of a homeless encampment remain on the grounds of Old City Hall in what they say is a protest of new laws passed this week by the City Council. Photo: David Yee
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Dozens of Bay Area news organizations have joined forces to present stories on the homeless next week, and Berkeleyside is proud to be taking part. On June 29, more than 30 local media outlets have committed to sharing stories about homelessness, including possible solutions, profiles and more.

We wanted to check in with you, our readers, to find out what questions are most pressing for you. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, or fill out the following Google form. Given the tight turnaround, we know we won’t be able to address everything. But your insights will help us shape our coverage going forward as we continue to delve into one of the most critical issues in Berkeley. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.20.16

Berkeley flats, old car and fresh flowers on Bonita Avenue by Daniel Parks. Photo taken May 30, 2016

Berkeley flats, old car and fresh flowers on Bonita Avenue by Daniel Parks. Photo taken May 30, 2016

Women lead weed: A gal’s guide to local ganja (Daily Cal)
Berkeley construction regulations have improved a year after balcony collapse (Daily Cal)
Kids make their own storybooks at BAMPFA workshop (UCB News)
Berkeley Lab’s Art Rosenfeld receives Tang Prize for Sustainable Development (Tang Prize)

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Blue skies, warm weather draws thousands to Berkeley Juneteenth festival

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The perfect weather on Sunday drew thousands of people to Adeline Street to Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival. They frolicked, ate, and listened to music – until it was time to rush to their television sets to watch the seventh heartbreaking final game between  the Warriors and Cavaliers finals.  Then the street grew noticeably emptier.

The main RD Bonds Main Stage, which showcases  “the best of the African American experience: African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae,” served as the heart of the festival. Dance, spoken word, and fashion graced the Lothario Lotho Stage. There were also food booths, historical displays, health screenings, and activities for children.

Juneteenth celebrates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they had been freed from slavery. President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863 but the Civil War had prevented news of the abolishment of slavery from reaching Texas for another two and half years.  On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived with the news that the war had ended. Many former slaves celebrated in the streets, forming the basis for the holiday. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.17.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.16.16

Flags at half mast, entrance to UC campus by Nancy Rubin. Taken June 15, 2016

Flags at half mast, entrance to UC campus by Nancy Rubin. Taken June 15, 2016

Berkeley library investigation of employees raises hackles (Mercury News)
Berkeley hills colonial that feels very ‘East Coast” is for sale for $3.38M (Curbed)
A Look Back: City faces war worker housing crisis in 1941 (East Bay Times)
Multicolored trees to replace ‘Mechanical Dogs of War’ school mural (Mercury News)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Jennifer Nutt.

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.14.16

On the waterfront by Mohan Ajmani. Photo taken June 11, 2016

On the waterfront by Mohan Ajmani. Photo taken June 11, 2016

City Council to discuss two minimum wage initiatives (Daily Cal)
Sad but resolute Berkeley stands with Orlando (UCB News)
BHS grad Daveed Diggs talks about winning Tony for ‘Hamilton’ (SFist)
Six at Berkeley receive new 30 under 30 award for global food crisis (UC Berkeley)
UC Berkeley experts, SF petition DoT for ‘smart city’ funding (Daily Cal)
Opinion: Cal students, staff go PC, get Orlando facts wrong (The College Fix)
Bob Dylan obliges annoying fan in Berkeley (SFGate)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.13.16

World Music Festival Southside on June 11, 2016. Photo: Ted Friedman

World Music Festival Southside on June 11, 2016. Photo: Ted Friedman

A Berkeley activist tries to bring civility to the Trump era (Newsweek)
Berkeley firm Lehigh Hanson donates $13K of asphalt to nonprofit (KRON)
BART announces $3.5B bond measure to improve system (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Rose Garden undergoes restoration project (Daily Cal)

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