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The Berkeley Wire: 08.04.15

This Old Band taken at Sunday Streets on Aug 2, 2015 by  DanCalBear

This Old Band taken at Sunday Streets on Aug 2, 2015 by DanCalBear

Skeptical community discusses Adeline revitalization (CoCo Times)
Construction near Clark Kerr campus breaks gas line, causes leak (Daily Cal)
Barb bash: 50-year old anniversary for alternative newspaper (SF Gate)
Siebel Energy Institute launches with major Berkeley presence (Berkeley Engineering)
Interim city manager faces challenges (CoCo Times)
Review: Shakespeare “sequel” needs more focus (CoCo Times)
Berkeley officials meet with Okinawa delegation (Daily Planet)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.03.15

Alice over San Francisco Bay by Ron Rothbart. Photo taken July 18, 2015

Alice over San Francisco Bay by Ron Rothbart. Photo taken June 18, 2015

Sungevity and Cal partner for 10-year solar program (Clean Technica)
Channel 7 steps in when Berkeley couple’s Ikea purchase goes awry (ABC)
Econ 101? Berkeley’s on top (Bloomberg View)
Losing a pet (Berkeley Humane Society)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.31.15

Fire sun from Solano Hill, Albany by Katherine Walsh. Photo taken July 28, 2015

Fire sun from Solano Hill, Albany by Katherine Walsh. Photo taken July 28, 2015

Talking with a cancer survivor … who makes waves (J Weekly)
Unlocked: The understaffing of Alameda County juvenile hall (Youth Radio)
US Attorney Melinda Haag quits to relief of cannabis activists (Express)
Barbarians gather to recall the Berkeley Barb (California)
Comal team opening The Advocate in Berkeley (Eat Drink Play)
Police commission talks about police use of tear gas (Daily Cal)
Kids dance their heart out at Ailey camp (UCB News)
The most underrated UC Berkeley landmarks (The Daily Clog)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.30.15

Aquatic Park by Avi

Aquatic Park by Avi

Whistle-blower rally calls for library changes (CoCo Times)
Former Cal coach still among top wage earners in UC system (KTVU)
UC paid former president $546K year after he resigned (Sacto Bee)
Narsai David explores organic farming in Cuba (The Monthly)
Woman files petition to prevent construction of ATT&T antenna (Daily Cal)
A look back: Berkeley called ‘hotbed of communism’ in 1940 (CoCo Times)
Darlingside harmonizes wittingly at Freight & Salvage (SF Chronicle)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.29.15

The Vallant by Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken July 21, 2015

The Valiant by Film&PhotoArchivist. Photo taken July 21, 2015

Remembering Don Joyce, Dada humanist in Negativland (Express)
Berkeley’s new management team begins work (Daily Planet)
Two students give Berkeley Jazz School $500,000 (SF Chronicle)
The man who keeps the Campanile clocks ticking (UCB News)
Opponents of tree cutting plan launch petition (CoCo Times)
Two Cal Bears named to list of 30 most influential swimmers (Cal Athletics)
Contractors’ board to discuss Berkeley balcony bill (Sacto Bee)

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What would you pay 33 cents a day for?

The suspicious package (on the left) in North Berkeley has been rendered safe. Photo: Devin Taylor-McDonald
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Conventional wisdom has it that summer is a slow news time.

Not so in Berkeley!

It’s been one thing after another this month — and Berkeleyside has kept delivering you the news, usually before anyone else, and often exclusively.

We need your help to continue to write these important local stories. (If you already support us, we salute you!)

A $10 monthly contribution comes out to just 33 cents a day! Is Berkeleyside worth 33 cents a day to you?

Here are just a handful of the more than 40 stories we reported in the past two weeks:

– Protesters get naked to save trees (you can imagine what that did to our readership numbers!)
– The sudden closure of the municipal pier (we broke the news, and also published a lovely photographic ‘ode’ to it) … 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.

Photo: Sandy Friedland.

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: 07.28.15

Berkeley OSH tower at sunset by Paul Sullivan. Photo taken March 11. 2015

Berkeley OSH tower at sunset by Paul Sullivan. Photo taken March 11. 2015

QB Jared Goff prepares for big season at Cal (USA Today)
Berkeley pier closure hits some businesses hard (Mercury News)
Cal’s rigid academic standards pose challenge for athletics (Mercury News)
Bears tap Eager to lead Cal pitching staff (Cal Athletics)
Downtown Berkeley’s five best restaurants (Culture Trip)
Two chemistry professors receive Lawrence Award from DOE (UCB News)
Spare the Air day in Bay Area for Wednesday July 29 (Spare the Air)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.27.15

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Families of four balcony victims say ‘Thanks’

Hundreds gathered in Civic Center Park Sunday night for a "Month's Mind" to honor and remember those killed in the June 16 balcony collapse. Photo: Ted Friedman
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The families of the four Irish students who remain hospitalized with injuries suffered after a balcony collapsed at 2020 Kittredge St. on June 16, killing six and injuring seven,  have issued a statement of thanks.

Aoife Beary, Clodagh Cogley, Hannah Waters and Niall Murray are all being treated at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. This statement, released Monday through the city of Berkeley, is from their families:

“As traumatic and difficult as the past five weeks have been for Aoife, Clodagh, Hannah and Niall, our constant thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and friends of Eimear Walsh, Ashley Donohue, Olivia Burke, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcán Miller and Eoghan Culligan. May they rest in peace. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.24.15

Rose Garden volunteers by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken July 14, 2015

Rose Garden volunteers Bill (l) and Gary (r) by Sylvia Rubin. Photo taken July 14, 2015

Police Review Commission adopts policies regarding police in protests (Daily Cal)
City law warns about radiation that probably won’t kill you (KQED)
UC Berkeley appoints new vice-chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (Daily Cal)
BART adventures: Downtown Berkeley (The Daily Clog)
Obituary: David Allen Baker, urban environmentalist  (Daily Planet)
Aurora Theater to present “Mud Blue Sky” (Broadway World)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.23.15

A bee on a blossom beside the creek by TJ Gehling. Photo taken July 16, 2015

A bee on a blossom beside the creek by TJ Gehling. Photo taken July 16, 2015

Cellphone ordinance puts Berkeley at forefront of radiation debate (NYT)
Berkeley building puts secrets of quake safety front and center (SF Chronicle)
The movie “Paper Towns” is big step for native Jake Schreier (Mercury News)
Police department celebrates promotions (CoCo Times)
A Look Back: Berkeley’s “little old lady of the hills” dies (CoCo Times)
Pioneering Berkeley astronomer Vera Rubin is 87 (Brain Pickings)
Mumbai by the Bay – A Berkeley shopping extravaganza (Your Berkeley)

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Op:ed: Mayor Bates accuses former Mayor Shirley Dean of abusing the Public Records Act

Berkeley City Council, Jan. 27, 2015. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Most government records are subject to California’s Public Records Act, which means cities like Berkeley have to turn over internal documents when asked. The California Public Records Act defines public records as “any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.”

In an Opinionator piece in Berkeleyside, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates lambasts former Mayor Shirley Dean for a public records request she made that he says is far-reaching and will take up so much time that it will render the city government ineffective. … Continue reading »