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The Berkeley Wire: 04.17.15

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Strawberry Canyon, taken on April 15, 2015. Photo: Joe Parks

Judge tosses Berkeley lawsuit against Postal Service (CoCo Times)
City of Berkeley water supplier declares 20 percent cutback on water usage (Daily Cal)
Shannon Jackson tapped as faculty leader for arts and design (UC Berkeley NewsCenter)
Lifelong Southerner turned ultra liberal, Tony Franklin at home at Cal (CBS Sports)
Cal’s Brittany Boyd selected in first round of WNBA draft (Pac-12 News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.16.15

Berkeley 1968. Photo, taken on June 1, 1968, by pml2008

Berkeley 1968. Photo, taken on June 1, 1968, by pml2008

UC Berkeley welcomes former Peruvian president and author (UCB NewsCenter)
Doudna, Berkeley gain experts’ backing in CRISPR patent fight (Xconomy)
A Look Back: Citizen historians play a crucial role (CoCo Times)
6 UC Berkeley themed exercises for hot summer body (The Daily Clog)
Dog taken from hair salon reunited with owner (KCBS)

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‘Fight for 15′ protesters march in Berkeley, Oakland

Fight for 15 marchers. Photo: Ted Friedman
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Update, 6:27 p.m. The intersection is now open, according to the Berkeley Police Department.

Update, 6 p.m. As per the Berkeley Police Department, “The intersection of University and Shattuck is closed due to a demonstration. It is unknown when the intersection will reopen.”

Original post, 5:01 p.m. As supporters of increasing the minimum wage to $15 marched through Berkeley late Wednesday afternoon, authorities warned of traffic and delays in the area, and helicopters hovered overhead to capture the action.

“Due to a protest march along Bancroft Way, Shattuck Avenue, University Avenue, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Milvia Street, there will be delays and possible detours in the downtown Berkeley area tonight, April 15,” according to an email alert sent by AC Transit at 4:46 p.m. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.15.15

Delaware Street, Berkeley. Photo, taken on March 25, 2015, by Thomas Hughes

Delaware Street, Berkeley. Photo, taken on March 25, 2015, by Thomas Hughes

Be a BART tourist in Berkeley (San Francisco magazine)
Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality (Daily Cal)
City Council extends discount of affordable housing fee (CoCo Times)
Berkeley’s living library (Express)
Berkeley’s Aduro Biotech soars in upsized $119m IPO (SF Biz Times)

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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: Meredith Milet.

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.14.15

Marquee for Rasputin Records on Telegraph. Photo: CT Young

Marquee for Rasputin Music on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley. Photo: CT Young

UC Berkeley student charged with peeping with cell phone (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley grad to dance on Campanile’s walls (UCB Newscenter)
UC Berkeley’s top researcher resigns amid sexual harassment claims (SF Chronicle)
Mistakes you are bound to make at UC Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Weed eaters: Accompanying Berkeley’s urban foragers (California)
UC Berkeley alums aim to topple Stanford in the big startup game (SF Biz Journals)
Protests against police-related killings take place around the bay (ABC7 News)

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Op-eds: On park maintenance and misallocated budgets

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In the past few days, Berkeleyside has published two opinion pieces focused on the city’s parks and spending.

Diz Swift, a Berkeley public works commissioner, argued last week that Berkeley does not have the money to maintain all of the city’s parks and other facilities. There is an urgent need, Swift writes, to write “an over-arching, coherent plan for maintaining city facilities.”

“We’re very good at building new things,” Swift writes, “but then we neglect to remember we have to have funds to maintain them. Maintenance just isn’t very ‘sexy.'” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.13.15

Before sunrise. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Alina 77419

Before sunrise. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Alina 77419

UC Berkeley chief of research exits as sex charges fly (SF Chronicle)
Guggenheim fellowships awarded to 3 UC Berkeley faculty (04.13.15)
Berkeley High on alert following huge street fight (CBS Local)
Brower Center holding its first Earth Day Festival (CoCo Times)
Ian Bostridge goes to war at Berkeley’s Hertz Hall (SFCV)

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Shooting on Shattuck at Ashby sends 2 to hospital

Shattuck Avenue was expected to re-open by around 10 a.m., with one block of Ashby to remain closed, from Shattuck west to Newberry. Photo: Citizen reporter
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By Emilie Raguso and Frances Dinkelspiel

Update, 11:44 a.m. Ashby and Shattuck avenues are now open to all traffic, police report. Read our 8:55 a.m. update below to learn more about Monday morning’s shooting.

Update, 10:25 a.m. Police confirmed at 10:24 a.m. that Shattuck Avenue is now open. Ashby Avenue west of Shattuck remains closed. Police advise motorists to use alternate routes.

Update, 9:43 a.m. One neighbor said police told her Shattuck Avenue should be open in the next few minutes, though Ashby Avenue will remain closed between Shattuck and Newbury Street to the west.

Update, 8:55 a.m. A busy South Berkeley intersection remains closed as police investigate an early-morning shooting Monday, authorities said.

According to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, the shooting took place at Shattuck and Ashby avenues just before 1:45 a.m., and may have involved two vehicles firing at each other.

Two men in their 20s in one of the vehicles were seriously injured, Coats said. Paramedics who responded took them to Highland Hospital for treatment.

The other vehicle was gone from the area before police arrived, and its occupants remain at large. No arrests have been made.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.10.15

Walk in Strawberry Canyon. Photo: Wendy Leyden

Walk in Strawberry Canyon. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Wendy Leyden

Op-ed: Development in Berkeley needs nuanced conversation (Daily Cal)
Protesters sleeping on Berkeley streets support homeless (CBS Local)
Weekend planner for those with kids (510 Families)
Column: Just BARFin’ along with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and his staff (Daily Planet)
Photo essay: Berkeley in three dimensions (Daily Cal)
New rock pool sparkles in restored Strawberry Creek (UC Berkeley)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.09.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.08.15

Seaview Trail. Photo: Walking Berkeley

Seaview Trail, Tilden. Photo, taken on April 4, 2015 by Walking Berkeley

Shotgun Players extends run of ‘Antigonick’ (Shotgun Players)
Berkeley votes to support controversial vaccine exemptions bill (NBC)
When UC Berkeley charges private school tuition (East Bay Express)
New college-focused Berkeley store is new normal for Target (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley physicians to strike April 9 (Mercury News)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Matt Haber.

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