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The Berkeley wire: 09.30.14

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John King: These development measures are really anti-growth (SF Chronicle)
NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative (UCB)
Can’t get into Berkeley? You might like… (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Berkeley benefit: never pay extra for anything you need (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley celebrates free speech movement’s 50th anniversary (Mercury News)
Cal students react to Yes Means Yes DREAM loan program legislation (Daily Cal)
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The Berkeley Wire: 09.29.14

The forest primeval. Photo- Paul Sullivan

The forest primeval, Tilden Regional Park. Photo: Paul Sullivan

3 Bay Area institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research (UCB)
2 charged with murder accept voluntary manslaughter plea deal (Daily Cal)
If Berkeley can’t pass a soda tax, who can? (Grist)
Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities (Daily Clog)
50 years later: who really won the battle of Berkeley? (San Diego Free Press)
Side Dish: The Cowboy burger at Eureka in Berkeley (Diablo)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.26.14

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Janaki Bakhle, UC Berkeley’s new “first lady” (Daily Cal)
Labor commissioner finds Berkeley contractor guilty of worker retaliation (Daily Cal)
New Cal lighting can sniff our stinky dorm rooms (CBS Local)
Officials urge removal of eucalyptus trees from East Bay hills (ABC7)
Cal releases report on student athletes grad rates (Fresno Bee)
Mark Morris’ Achilles heel shows in dance program in Berkeley (Mercury News)

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Op-eds cover Measure D, Measure F, UC and fossil fuels

Berkeley will vote on Measure D, the so-called Soda Tax, in November. Photo: Vox Efx
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Anyone would think there was an election coming up, the number of  op-eds that are being submitted to Berkeleyside these days!

Today our Opinionator section welcomes two op-eds on Measure D, the so-called soda tax measure. One is by Jill Herschman, the other by Dan McDunn, both of whom are members of the community with children in Berkeley Unified schools. Both are against the measure. (Scroll through Opinionator to find we have also published several op-eds that urge people to vote yes.)

Meanwhile, Berkeley Councilman Gordon Wozniak encourages us to support Measure F to “care and repair” Berkeley’s parks.

And a former UC student writes about why she believes UC should divest itself of its fossil fuel investments. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.25.14

Spotlight on the Bay. Photo: Kathy

Spotlight on the Bay. Photo: Kathy

UC Berkeley economics professor Lloyd Ulman dies at 94 (Daily Cal)
Soda tax fight in Berkeley, SF, could have nationwide implications (California Healthline)
Berkeley celebrates 50th anniversary of free speech movement (KQED)
UC Berkeley and the making of Yosemite (UCB)
New semester means new anti-Israel protest at Cal (J-Weekly)

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Op-ed: Why the 2014 Measure R is not “true green”

Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Henry Siegel is the founding principal at local architecture firm Siegel & Strain. His firm was involved in the construction of the LEED-Platinum Brower Center in downtown Berkeley and he has worked on the development of the LEED standards themselves.

In an op-ed piece published in Berkeleyside’s Opinionator section, Siegel argues that the proposed Measure R will make downtown less green, despite what its proponents argue. The “fixes” will “unfix” the Downtown Area Plan ratified by voters in another Measure R in 2010, he writes.

By requiring most tall buildings to be LEED Platinum instead of the now-required LEED Gold, fewer buildings will be constructed, said Siegel. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.24.14

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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.

Photo: Andrea Paulos.

We need your submissions for Where in Berkeley! Send your photos to tips@berkeleyside.com, using subject heading Where in Berkeley. 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: 09.23.14

Forster's tern at Aquatic Park, Berkeley by TJ Gehling

Forster’s tern at Aquatic Park, Berkeley. Photo, taken on  Sept. 17, 2014, by TJ Gehling

Cal students blocked from enrolling due to incomplete sexual assault training (CBS)
In students’ lives, Berkeley chess school makes moves (Daily Clog)
UC Berkeley journalism school considering $10,000 tuition hike (Inside Higher Ed)
King fire threatens decades of UC Berkeley research (Daily Cal)
Berkeley: Four vie for open City Council seat (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.22.14

Waiting, by Richard Friedman. Taken on Sept. 14, 2014

Waiting, by Richard Friedman. Taken on Sept. 14, 2014

510 Families: The Berkeley parenting blog (Your Berkeley)
Free Speech Movement activists reflect on its achievement (SF Chronicle)
First person: I got free Berkeley pot (Berkeley Reporter)
Cal/Osha fines Cal $26,000 in death of custodian (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley Lab hires three developmentally disabled employees (Daily Cal)
Writer J. California Cooper dies at 82 (Ebony)
Council incumbent faces two challengers (Tribune)
Free workshops offer advice on reducing energy use (CoCo Times)
PACE has returned to Berkeley, its birthplace (Clean Techica)
New athletic team breaks barrier for the disabled (UCB News)

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Op-ed: Taxing soda, like we do cigarettes, makes sense

Berkeley will vote on Measure D, the so-called Soda Tax, in November. Photo: Vox Efx
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Mansour Id-Deen, President of the Berkeley chapter of the NAACP, says his family has a life-threatening crisis with diabetes as a result of too many sugar sweetened beverages, and that this an all to common situation in this country.

In an op-ed published on Berkeleyside, Id-Deen argues that we are facing an urgent and preventable health crisis and action is needed now.

“Nationally, one in three of our children are projected to get Type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes, a figure that rises to one in two among African-American and Latino people,” he writes. “Additionally, in Berkeley, African-Americans are four times more likely to have been diagnosed with diabetes and fourteen times more likely to be hospitalized.”

Id-Deen supports Measure D, the so-called soda tax on Berkeley’s November ballot, because, he says, it takes this fight to its source.  … Continue reading »

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6 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

The colony has donated seven hyenas to the Oakland Zoo, where the animals live in a wooded ravine and enjoy splashing in water. Photo: Oakland Zoo
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1. Suspect arrested in attempted homicide of woman in her 70s
2. Spotted hyena colony at Cal to close after 30 years
3. Accused murderer set free when witness skips court
4. Suit settled over new Elmwood restaurant
5. Street warned about rampant Godzilla
6. Richmond man dies after motorcycle crash

John Adams, Carl Bass, Shashi Buluswar, Jeff Chang, Brian Christian, Mina Girgis, Nate Lewis, Daphne Miller, Matías Tarnopolsky: a … Continue reading »

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