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The Berkeley Wire: 04.18.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.15.16

Beach flowers at the Berkeley Harbor by Mohan Ajmani. Photo shot April 14, 2016

Beach flowers at the Berkeley Harbor by Mohan Ajmani. Photo shot April 14, 2016

Urban naturalist sees life and death struggles daily (SF Chronicle)
Homeless commission talks city confiscation protocol (Daily Cal)
UNR confident in hire of coach accused of harassment at Berkeley (Reno Gazette Journal)
Professor of education John Hurst dies at 86 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Tudor designed by Walter Ratcliffe on the market (SF Gate)
Cal student questioned, refused service, after speaking Arabic on flight (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.14.16

Mustard Bug by David Gould. Photo shot April 10, 2016

Mustard Bug by David Gould. Photo shot April 10, 2016

UC Berkeley pays $4.75 million in suit over football player’s death (SF Chronicle)
Jeff Bridges brings his music to Berkeley for benefit concert (SF Chronicle)
In Berkeley, kosher wine gets back to its roots (SF Chronicle)
Human remains found on Fourth Street draw scrutiny to other sites (East Bay Times)
Berkeley police seek Apple Store theft suspects (Mercury News)
Mechanical engineering professor David Dornfeld dies at 66 (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Lab projects could save California $2 billion annually in energy costs (Berkeley Lab)

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Op-ed: Housing is scarce, but UC’s new project is too big

This rendering shows the Stiles Site Student Housing Project from Spieker Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus, looking southeast. Photo: UC Berkeley
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There is no doubt that there is a housing shortage in Berkeley and with UC’s decision to admit more students, the crunch will get even worse. Yet the university’s plan to build an 8-story, 783-bed housing complex on Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue, east of Dana Street and just south of the UC Berkeley campus, is just plain wrong, argue Bill McClung and Martin Holder in an Opinionator piece. The planned design extends from property line to property line … Continue reading »

Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Dennis Coldwell.

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.12.16

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BioBlitz logs biodiversity on UC Berkeley campus

UC Berkeley student Karen Gallardo holds a spider found by Jakob Rees in the Eucalyptus Grove. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
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A crowd of intrepid young scientists brushed off Saturday morning rain to participate in the Berkeley BioBlitz. The BioBlitz was designed to be an intensive study of biodiversity on the UC Berkeley campus, and was one of over two dozen BioBlitz events held around California to celebrate the National Park centennial.

Photographer Kelly Sullivan put on her rain gear to chronicle the day for Berkeleyside.

Using the iNaturalist app, 32 different observers logged 290 observations of a total 54 species. The rain brought out the amphibians: the two most observed species were the California Slender Salamander (seven observations) and the Arboreal Salamander (six observations).  … Continue reading »

Op-eds: Berkeley’s housing crisis and how to address it

Potential renters wait in line to view an open house on Durant Avenue, in Berkeley, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Photo: David Yee ©2016
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Berkeleyside publishes many opinion pieces submitted by readers in its Opinionator section. Three recent ones highlight different perspectives on addressing Berkeley’s current housing crisis.

In an op-ed published March 31, Eric Panzer, who works for Livable Berkeley, argues that solving the city’s housing crisis demands that we build more housing for all income levels, and he encourages people to sign the Livable Berkeley’s Housing Policy Petition.

Also addressing Berkeley’s housing problem, Ben Bartlett, a member of the Berkeley Planning Commission and candidate for City Council District 3, on April 4 outlined what he said was a potential step in the right direction with a new vision for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.08.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.07.16

Japanese Maple by jnga58. Photo shot April 2, 2016

Japanese Maple by jnga58. Photo shot April 2, 2016

UC Berkeley Chancellor announces new committee on sexual misconduct (Daily Cal)
Disturbing details about Cal’s sexual harassment scandal revealed in files (Guardian)
Berkeley High basketball coach resigns (East Bay News)
Voter survey identifies affordable housing, homelessness as priorities (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Art Center’s ‘Agility Projects’ support daring reflections on identity (KQED)
John Leguizamo teaches us Latin history 101 at Berkeley Rep (Arts Scene)
UC Berkeley staffer takes stand for sexual harassment victims (Mercury News)
Cal coach facing sexual harassment charges resigns (KRON)
SolarCity taps former FERC chairman, Berkeley resident, for Chief Policy Officer (Seeking Alpha)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.06.15

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Chaos ensues after changes at Berkeley City Council

Many supporters of Youth Spirit Artworks came out to Tuesday night's Berkeley City Council meeting. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The Berkeley City Council had more than a dozen items regarding housing on Tuesday’s agenda. In what he described as an attempt to streamline discussion, Mayor Tom Bates suggested reorganizing the order of the items. The process quickly descended into chaos. See how the night panned out with our Storify overview, and also how the community responded to Berkeleyside senior reporter Emilie Raguso’s live updates of the meeting on Twitter. … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Daniel O’Connell.

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