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The Berkeley Wire: 09.19.14

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Fall is here. Photo: Daniel Parks

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico (UCB)
UC Berkeley mechanical engineering alumna receives MacArthur grant (Daily Cal)
Ledger’s Liquor sells one of the most popular beers you’ve never heard of (Marketplace)
Healthcare inequality plagues UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Peking Express set to close doors soon (Daily Cal)

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Op-ed: Berkeley schools need a facilities master plan

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In an op-ed published on Berkeleyside yesterday, Mark Lemkin, a long-time Berkeley resident with two children at local schools, says it’s time Berkeley Unified School District had a Facilities Master Plan.

“For the past 14 years, BUSD has authorized $327 million in capital improvements,” he writes. “That represents approximately $15,000 in taxes per household, or about $35,000 per student, a generous investment by Berkeley residents. Most people are surprised to learn, however, that BUSD has allocated these resources without a Facilities Master Plan.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.18.14

Bird with fish by TJ Gehling

Pull a great big fish from the bottom of the hole. Aquatic Park. Photo: TJ Gehling

Review: An Audience with Meow Meow at Berkeley Rep (Variety)
Bound for Berkeley, Lea Robinson leaves legacy at Columbia (Columbia Spectator)
Police hope new evidence in 48-year-old Berkeley cold case (KTVU)
Berkeley police see spike in car burglaries in West Berkeley (Co Co Times)
From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride (UCB)
Five candidates running for three Berkeley School Board posts (Co Co Times)
500 Berkeley students missed sex-abuse classes (Porterville Recorder)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.17.14

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

WIB 9.17.14

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

Photo: Bruce Baldwin.

Send your submissions for “Where in Berkeley?” photo contest 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: 09.16.14

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Berkeley’s Measure R: Two conflicting opinions

Four years after voters adopted a new vision for downtown, they may be asked to refine it. Photo: Tracey Taylor
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Recently, Berkeleyside has published two op-ed pieces in its Opinionator section on Measure R, the ballot initiative supporters say will put more “green” in local development, but which opponents argue will stop new projects that are contributing to a downtown renaissance and are bringing critical amenities to the city.

On Sept. 9, Jacquelyn McCormick, the President of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association and a candidate for City Council in District 8, wrote about why she was supporting Measure R.Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.15.14

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8 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

Western Grebes. Photo: Bob Lewis
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1. Berkeley to look at residential permit parking citywide
2. City of Berkeley may consider ride-sharing rules for companies like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
3. Robert Reich: “If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America, it can’t pass anywhere”
4. Op-ed: Soda kills — we need to vote yes on Measure D
5. Climate change spells trouble for Berkeley birds
6. UC Berkeley prof Joshua Bloom makes earthquake alert kit for … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.12.14

Moonrise. Photos: Jef Poskanzer

Moonrise. Photos: Jef Poskanzer

Police seek help in solving four-year-old Berkeley murder (Co Co Times)
Op-ed: Berkeley and free speech (The Weekly Standard)
New product Nutlock may help deter bike theft in Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Berkeley seeks consultant to develop Telegraph Avenue public art plan (BANG)
Interview: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, UC Berkeley’s happiness guru (Daily Cal)
‘At Berkeley’ review: 4 hours spent studying a university (The Guardian)
Berkeley is talking about sugar and the conversation isn’t sweet (KQED)

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is two days of provocative thinking, inspiring speakers, workshops, and a big party — all in downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25. Read all about it, be part of it, register.

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.11.14

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Bites: Rosamunde Sausage and Plum expand, more

Rosamunde Sausage & Grill will open in Oakland's Temescal. Photo: Rosamunde
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Openings, closings…

SAUSAGE GRILL TO TEMESCAL Rosamunde Sausage Grill is set to open in the old Good Bellies Café space at 4659 Telegraph Ave. It’s the second East Bay location for the sausage and craft beer purveyor, which is also at Swan’s Marketplace in Old Oakland. Inside Scoop SF reports that owner Josh Margolis thinks Temescal’s restaurant row, with all its buzz, is “a great place to be.” It’s the fifth Rosamunde location — others are in San Francisco and Brooklyn. Rosamunde Sausage Grill will be at 4659 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Connect with Rosamunde on Facebook and Twitter.

UME IS NO MORE It’s only been the blink of an eye, but Oakland’s Ume, next door to Plum Bar, both part of the Daniel Patterson Group empire, has been shuttered. It will re-open as an expanded Plum Bar & Restaurant, according to the Bay Area News Group. Plum became Japanese-centric Ume — Japanese for “plum” —  just four months ago, while Plum Bar next door continued as was. The newly configured spot will offer a seasonal menu of “Americana flavors,” including biscuit sandwiches, Plum Bar burgers, and soft-serve desserts from the Malted, a hit at San Francisco’s Alta CA, another Patterson eatery. A Patterson Group rep told Inside Scoop SF that Ume was “always meant to be a pop-up to see if that format/style worked for the neighborhood,” and that ultimately it was decided “that expanding Plum Bar made the most sense for the community.” Plum Bar is at 2216 Broadway (near 22nd Street) in Oakland. Connect with Plum Bar on Facebook and Twitter.Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.10.14

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