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The Berkeley Wire: 07.02.15

Full moon behind clouds by Ira Serkes. Photo taken June 30, 2015

Full moon behind clouds by Ira Serkes. Photo taken June 30, 2015

Berkeley passes budget, postpones decision on sidewalk rules (Mercury)
Berkeley softball field named for longtime volunteer (Mercury)
A Look Back: Berkeley turns to fuchsias among world woes (CoCo Times)
Family of balcony survivor post photos of her progress (The Journal)
In a competitive year, Cal admits more than 13,000 freshman (UCB News)
Judge denies construction company’s restraining order request (IBA)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.01.15

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Announcing: Berkeleyside Open Office, July 15 at WeWork

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Every so often, Berkeleyside likes to throw its doors open and hold an “Open Office” — a chance for the small Berkeleyside team to meet readers in an informal way — to grab a beer, shoot the breeze and generally have a nice evening. Whether we choose to discuss the vagaries of the city’s permitting procedures, the latest squirrel-gate episode or ideas for future Berkeleyside stories, is up to you!

It’s been a while since our last Open Office — it seems news gathering is a pretty time-consuming business — so we’re happy to announce that our next one will take place Wednesday, July 15, from 5-7 p.m. at WeWork in downtown Berkeley where Berkeleyside has its HQ. … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley

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

Photo: Jude Berman.

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.30.15

Doe and Bancroft. Photo: Ned Fielden

Doe and Bancroft. Photo: Ned Fielden

New BAM/PFA to open in downtown Berkeley in January (UCB News)
Cal sued for allegedly failing to respond properly to sexual assault complaints (LA Times)
Community groups plan rally for homeless (Daily Cal)
Don Reed shatters stereotypes at the DMV (Express)
Berkeley balcony passed inspection last year, records show (Irish Times)
Tevye and Fiddler on the Roof end Berkeley Playhouse season (V Media)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.29.15

Peet's Coffee and Tea at Telegraph and Dwight by Paul Sullivan. Photo taken April 15, 2015

Peet’s Coffee and Tea at Telegraph and Dwight by Paul Sullivan. Photo taken April 15, 2015

Berkeley balcony had “unusual slope” before collapse (SF Chronicle)
State board investigates contractor in wake of balcony collapse (KQED)
Inequality persists in Berkeley high school graduation rates (Onyx Express)
Former UC students announce Title IX lawsuit (Mercury News)
Claims filed on behalf of protesters at December marches (IBA)
Poetry Flash faces uncertain future because of rent increase (LA Times)
Council reappoints library trustees at heart of naming dispute (IBA)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.26.15

Palace of reading. Doe Library. Photo, taken on June 3, 2015, by Ned Fielden

Palace of reading. Doe Library. Photo, taken on June 3, 2015, by Ned Fielden

Anais Mitchell: Bringing the underworld to Berkeley (KQED Arts)
Op-ed: Berkeley’s warning about cellphone radiation may go too far (LA Times)
Remembrance mass for Berkeley students held in New York (Irish Times)
Berkeley balcony collapse, other cases, spotlight gap in building oversight (LA Times)
7 big events that will make Bay Area traffic a nightmare on Sunday (CBS Local)
Berkeley: Tall building developers will have to provide city with better benefits (CoCo Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.25.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.24.15

Lunch break. Photo: jimhairphoto

Lunch break, 1994. Photo: Jim Hair

Two Irish students killed in Berkeley balcony collapse buried (The Guardian)
A Look Back: Balcony tragedy the city’s deadliest (CoCo Times)
For Linda Williams, end of 27-year journey (UCB News)
Library Gardens contractor faces lawsuit in Monterey County (Sentinel)
Books Inc. moves to Shattuck Avenue (CoCo Times)
East Bay hills tree removal plan still sparking debate (Express)
Power problem has stopped clock on Campanile (Daily Cal)
Redwood Gardens residents argue with management (Daily Cal)

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Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Eden Teller.

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.23.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.22.15

Windy day by William Newton. Photo taken on June 21, 2015

Windy day by William Newton. Photo taken on June 21, 2015

Aspiring U.S. Paralympians to gather at UC Berkeley (UCB News)
More than $200k raised for victims of balcony collapse (Daily Cal)
Balcony collapse survivors remain in hospital (Belfast Telegraph)
Whoopi Goldberg lists Berkeley Victorian for sale for $1.275m (LA Times)
Berkeley passenger arrested after disrupting European flight (NBC)
#Berkeley: Reflections on the balcony collapse (Quirkeley)

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Op-ed: BUSD takes multi-tier approach to help students at Berkeley Technology Academy

Berkeley Technology Academy. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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In an Opinionator piece, Donald Evans, the Berkeley school superintendent, discusses the many challenges facing the students at the district’s alternative high school, Berkeley Technology Academy.

Since “90% of the students who attend BTA bring with them a history of profound exposure to complex traumatic stress that often has created significant barriers to both academic and personal development,” Evans says it is important that the school district adopts a multi-faceted approach to helping these students. … Continue reading »