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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: Heidi Sachs

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: 09.27.16

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Love Berkeleyside? 10 ways you can help us right now

There are lots of ways to help Berkeleyside. Here are our top 10. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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If you’re a fan of Berkeleyside’s local news coverage, there are plenty of ways to help support us. And most of them don’t involve a penny. Here’s a handy list.

SEND US TIPS Our small team relies on the community’s eyes and ears to know what’s happening in your neighborhoods. We want to hear from you! Email general tips to tips@berkeleyside.com. If you have public safety news, write to our special crime line at crime@berkeleyside.com.

GET OUR EMAILS We have three main email options to choose from: Daily headlines of all our stories, a weekly round-up of our best food news, and — hot off the presses — a breaking news alert service. Our emails are always free and you can unsubscribe anytime. Sign up here.

SHARE PHOTOS We love seeing what you’re seeing around town. Send photographs to the email addresses above. If you’re on Flickr, add images to our Berkeleyside Flickr group. If you’re on Instagram, tag #Berkeleyside when you want us to see your photos. We might feature them and will always credit you.

SHARE OUR WORK We need your help to grow. Share our stories on social media and with your neighborhood groups and other networks if you find them valuable. Buttons at the bottom of each story help share in the way you prefer. You can also “like” our stories on Facebook and retweet them on Twitter. Small efforts like this help amplify our work. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.26.16

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Berkeley candidates share their vision for downtown

Downtown Berkeley at dusk, aerial skyline. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The race for several Berkeley City Council seats, as well as the top spot — the mayor’s seat — are up for grabs in November. With this in mind, the Downtown Berkeley Association sent a set of eight questions focused on the future of downtown to all candidates standing for office. It received responses from eight candidates: mayoral candidates Laurie Capitelli and Ben Gould; District 2 candidate Darryl Moore; District 3 candidate Deborah Matthews; District 5 candidates Sophie Hahn and Stephen Murphy; and District 6 candidates Isabelle Gaston and Susan Wengraf.

Read more about the Berkeley 2016 elections on Berkeleyside.

The DBA does not endorse candidates, but rather views the questions as an opportunity for the DBA to highlight its priorities and for the candidates to help inform the DBA, downtown stakeholders and the Berkeley electorate.  … Continue reading »

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Where to watch the 2016 presidential debate in Berkeley

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Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is sure to offer fireworks, especially in Berkeley. Watch parties for the Sept. 26 debate are scheduled all over town. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments. And be sure to check the comments for more debate-watching ideas from your friends and neighbors.

The first debate begins at 6 p.m. It’s hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which will hold the event at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The debate will air on CNN, but Twitter will also live-stream it, as will Facebook. YouTube has a range of coverage planned, and many news sites will live stream the event, too. Scroll to the bottom of this story for more information.

Future presidential debates are set for Oct. 9 and Oct. 19. A vice presidential debate is set for Oct. 4.

Learn about Berkeley candidates in local elections, too.

Below are a few ideas for presidential debate watch parties in Berkeley and nearby. There are options for a wide range of tastes and preferences. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.23.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.22.16

And the Band Marched on by Film & Photo Archivist

And the Band Marched on by Film & Photo Archivist

California Nurses Association holds town hall to address Alta Bates’ closure (Daily Cal)
Masterful design defines Berkeley craftsman (SF Gate)
Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ grants (UCB News)

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TCHO chocolate lab; climate-change deep dive in Berkeley

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TCHO’s Chief Chocolate Maker Brad Kintzer is to host a special chocolate lab at Berkeleyside’s Uncharted Festival of Ideas, on Friday Oct. 14. Kintzer, who studied botany and has spent months working on cacao plantations throughout Latin America, will provide an insider’s perspective on how cocoa is sourced and offer enlightening chocolate tastings.

Also on the program at the two-day Uncharted festival, which is back in downtown Berkeley for its fourth year, are conversations with Michael Krasny, Mark Bittman, Sujatha Baliga and Aminatou Sow. Kevin Powell and Eve Ensler will be on stage together on Saturday Oct 15 in a session titled, ‘Violence or love? Rape culture, race, and building social movements.’ See full program.

End-of-summer 30%+ discounted Uncharted tickets end midnight Friday Sept. 23.

This year also sees the festival’s first deep-dive session on climate change, in partnership with the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley. As part of CNR’s first ever Big Ideas @CNR competition, John Battles will discuss how and why many ecosystems are suffering from loss of resilience, and Dennis Baldocchi will address the water-food-people nexus: how climate change threatens California’s ability to sustain its population and its economy. The pair will be joined by Steve Bumgardner (aka Yosemite Steve) one of the world’s great natural-history filmmakers, who will provide a visual insight into working in the High Sierra. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.21.16

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‘Eat, Drink and Be Literary’ returns to SF on Oct. 9

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Litquake, the Bay Area’s annual nine-day-long literary festival that draws more than 800 writers, is bringing back its food and food writing fest, ‘Eat Drink and Be Literary,’ to San Francisco on Sunday Oct. 9.

The day will feature numerous discussions on the Bay Area food scene among local authors, chefs and food purveyors, as well as the opportunity to taste delicious food and participate in workshops. On the agenda: the latest developments in food culture, sustainability, culinary trends, and the fundamental relationship between people and food. Attendees can interact with chefs, food media, culinary organizations, TV hosts, gluten-free experts, sea foragers, artisanal craft distillers and a seven-time champion at the Grilled Cheese Invitational.

East Bay representation includes Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel, who will be signing her book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California (sign up for a Good Reads giveaway of the paperback here); Novella Carpenter and Sarah Henry, both of whom will be on a panel, ‘Beyond Sustainability: Connecting with the Food We Eat More Deeply,’ moderated by Anne Schukat (The Economist), that includes Anya Fernald and Michelle McKenzie; and Dayna Macy, who is on a panel called ‘Culinary Memoirs: Why We Write about Food,’ moderated by Margo True (Sunset Magazine), with Georgeanne Brennan, Jessica Fector and Alex Prud’homme. See the full program.  … Continue reading »

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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  — that’s where we announce the winner too!

Photo: Michael Fox.

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: 09.20.16

Shakedown Festival by William Newton

Shakedown Festival by William Newton

Cal may remove online content to avoid disability law (Inside Higher Ed)
Great food debate waxes hot in Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
Downtown fire damages UC Theatre’s poster collection (Daily Cal)
Protest planned ahead of hearing on transgender woman’s in custody death (East Bay Times)
UCSF, John Muir to open new urgent care center (East Bay Times)

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