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The Berkeley Wire: 11.21.14

Berkeley Marine, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Berkeley Marina, evening. Photo, taken on Nov. 19, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Day 3: Cal students continue protests against tuition hikes (KTVU)
To find a sense of place in Jewish history, keep moving (J Weekly)
At Tilden Park, newt rules take affect (Mercury News)
Cal spirit: the road toward the Big Game (Daily Clog)
School board members approve recess restriction (Daily Cal)
Possible new fuel additive at Berkeley pumps: guilt (CoCo Times)
A Berkeley shopping district is born (SFGate)
All the things that are quirky in Berkeley (The New Yorker)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.20.14

Goal achieved by Ira Serkes. Photo taken Oct. 24, 2014

Goal achieved. Photo, taken on Oct. 24, 2014 at the Uncharted 2014 party, by Ira Serkes

UC students stage sleep-in over tuition hike, regents vote today (LA Times)
More than 200 occupy Wheeler Hall at height of protests (Daily Cal)
Residents worry about housing affordability amid rapid rise in rents (CoCo Times)
A Look Back: Dining options abound for Thanksgiving in 1939 (Mercury News)
Cal professor Barbara White dies at 64 (Daily Cal)
What happens in Berkeley … goes national (Huffington Post)
What happens if you wave Isis flag at Cal?  (Christian Science Monitor)
Berkeley man with parrot looking for a lift (SF Chronicle)
Award, plaudits for Hebrew after-school program in Berkeley (J-Weekly)
Surprisingly few Cal students voted in midterm election (CBS)

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.19.14

Skates on the bay by Louis Benainous. Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2014

Skates on the Bay. Photo, taken on Nov. 18, 2014, by Louis Benainous

Farm Burger is newest player in gentrifying Gilman district (Mercury News)
Planned 18-story building receives vociferous public comment (Daily Cal)
Stabilizing Strawberry Creek (Berkeley Engineering)
Petition created to help free Cal alumna detained in East Timor (Daily Cal)
Amazing moments from Berkeley Project Day (The Daily Clog)
Berkeley students’ surprising reaction to ISIS and Israeli flags (Fox News)
Berkeley to take part in health emergency drill (Patch)
Video: The best of Berkeley (The Jewish Press)
Kathleen Turner’s take onstage as the fiery humorist Molly Ivins (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley resident arrested at UC tuition protest (ABC7 News)
Obama to honor three UC Berkeley faculty members Nov. 20 (UCB)

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Where in Berkeley?

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

Photo: Paul Rauber.

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.18.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.17.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.14.14

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Op-eds: Berkeley seniors, Citizen United, Measures D, R

Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Opinion pieces keep on rolling in to Berkeleyside, although the pace has slowed since election day. All of them are published in our Opinionator section.

Four recent op-eds tackle a range of subjects.

Xavier Morales, executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, applauds Berkeley for passing Measure D, the so-called soda tax measure, and says that for Latinos and African Americans, who suffer disproportionately the ravages of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, “this win inspires hope.”

Zach Franklin says he’s thrilled that Measure R, the downtown initiative, was defeated, but urges us to build on the momentum, and “get serious about addressing the massive housing shortage in our community that is hitting working families hard.”

Judy Turiel, a Berkeley resident who served for eight years on the the city’s Commission on Aging, argues for more voices in the discussion about priorities for Berkeley’s older population. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.13.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.12.14

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Photo: David Mostardi.

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The Berkeley Wire: 11.11.14

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Berkeley election 2014: Voters pass historic soda tax, reject downtown initiative; Droste takes District 8

Lori Droste is a candidate for District 8
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Berkeleyside covered the local 2014 election results live from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. See the live blog below, with continuing coverage through Tuesday, Nov. 11. See complete Berkeleyside election 2014 coverage.

Nov. 12, 6:39 p.m. And the votes are in! The final tallies have just been posted on the Alameda County registrar of voters website. The one race still in play as of Tuesday was Berkeley’s City Council District 8, with Lori Droste and George Beier battling it out for the top spot.

Currently, Droste has 2,072 votes to Beier’s 2,056, with no more votes to count. The results have not yet been certified, however. … Continue reading »

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