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See new calf at Little Farm in 360-degree video

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Tilden’s Little Farm is a must-see stop for every family, particularly during summer. The East Bay Regional Park District recently shared this video, by filmmaker Kevin Kunze, which features a six-day-old calf. (The calf is about three weeks’ old now).

Use your cursor in the video below to “travel” though the Little Farm at Tilden Park. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.06.16

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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: Heidi Sachs.

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: 07.05.16

Half of a show by Daniel Parks

Half of a show by Daniel Parks

Alta Bates Hospital to close by 2030 (SF Chronicle)
Remembering Tarishi Jain (Institute for South Asia Studies)
Matt Ross and Phyllis Grant, parenting and Captain Fantastic (Sunset)
Ortman family history in Berkeley goes beyond ice cream (West County Times)
City offers free workshop July 10 on raising chickens (East Bay Times)
Man gets three years for stabbing two in Berkeley (Daily Planet)
Several nonprofits partially defunded in 2017 budget (Daily Cal)
Don Jelinek, former councilman, leftist lawyer, dies (SF Gate)

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Abled, disabled connect through dance in DanceAbility

India Harville, a certified DanceAbility instructor who sometimes uses a wheelchair, dances with a partner using a chair at the DanceAbility workshop during wcciJAM 2016. DanceAbility is designed to be inclusive of all kinds of bodies, and to teach participants to be receptive to all new forms of movement; to break habits and patterns of thought in a supportive atmosphere. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
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Alito Alessi wants to eliminate that which isolates people from one another. He does it through dance, in particular, a program he co-developed called DanceAbility. Alessi teaches workshops that mix abled and disabled dancers together. As they improvise and touch, they learn from one another.

“I work with all people simultaneously, that’s from the highest-level professional dancers to the most severely disabled you could imagine,” said Alessi. “I have a system that introduces people to their own body, that [explores] how you make relationships non-verbally through movement, using various elements that range from everything from non-touch all the way into touch…. It’s a way to move together.” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.01.16

A photographer at Berkeley Marina by Mohan Ajmani

A photographer at Berkeley Marina. Photo: Mohan Ajmani

Critics question Cal’s probe into football coach’s action (SF Chronicle)
Report: Cal football coach accused of inciting player attack kept job (East Bay Times)
City Council discusses changes to Telegraph District at special meeting (Daily Cal)
Guide to Berkeley’s new summer food spots (The Clog)
Summer blood donations needed: Where to give around Berkeley (Patch)
Berkeley native wins prestigious food science award for work on tubers (Oakland)
IRS catches man suspected of stealing payroll taxes from Daily Planet (Daily Planet)
Suitcase Clinic: services for the homeless, life lessons for volunteers (UCB News)
Cal ‘income inequality’ experts earn more than $300K a year (College Fix)
Tale of a Berkeley business empire (Berkeley Reporter)

Have a great Fourth of July holiday weekend, Berkeley. The Berkeleyside team is taking a much-needed three days of rest and won’t be working unless the earth shatters, the skies burn, or someone else declares his or her candidacy for mayor. 

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Berkeley mayoral hopefuls weigh in on homelessness

Old City Hall. Photo by Melati Citrawireja
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With longtime Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates completing what he says will be his last term, six people have expressed interest in running for his seat come November 2016. Berkeleyside asked each of them to share their views, in 200 words, about what they see as potential solutions to ending homelessness. Read their ideas below.

See full coverage on Berkeleyside of the Berkeley Homeless Project.

Click the candidate’s name or photograph to reach the campaign website to learn more. Berkeleyside will provide in-depth coverage about the election later in the year. Responses appear below in the order they were received. … Continue reading »

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Photos: Living on the streets of Berkeley

Homeless person sleeps on Berkeley street. Photo: Ted Friedman
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Walk down any street in Berkeley, from the shores of the Marina up to the UC Berkeley campus, and chances are good you will spot someone living on the street. Sometimes they are sleeping. Sometimes they are playing music. Sometimes they are panhandling. On occasion, they are protesting.

See full coverage on Berkeleyside of the Berkeley Homeless Project.

Berkeleyside has gathered portraits and pictures of the city’s homeless in a photo essay we hope shows a range of experiences people living on the street have. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.28.16

Swallowtail by Doug Donaldson

Swallowtail by Doug Donaldson

City Council to discuss Fiscal 2017 budget (Daily Cal)
Berkeley police investigating neo-Nazi threats against middle school (ABC7)
Cal quarterback commit Chase Garbers visits Berkeley (Bear Territory)
BHS grad Efejon Ustenci dies at 17 (Daily Cal)
A very Berkeley ‘Little Mermaid’ at Berkeley Playhouse (SF Gate)

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Berkeleyside will focus on homelessness Wednesday

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On Wednesday, Berkeleyside will devote the entire day to stories about the homeless. We are joining 70 media organizations around the Bay Area to do a “deep dive” into the complex issue.

The group of newspapers, TV and radio stations, websites and community newspapers is calling the endeavor the San Francisco Homeless Project (since it was spearheaded by the San Francisco Chronicle). Through a series of articles, newscasts, photos, videos and opinion pieces, the project will explore the roots of homelessness, who the homeless are, how they survive, and what can be done to end homelessness.

Many of the stories will be published on a Chronicle page and one that Medium has set up.

Berkeleyside has a number of articles planned, including an overview of the issue, statistics about the homeless, a timeline of homelessness in Berkeley, a photo essay, and feature stories about homeless people and the agencies that serve them. We will also include responses to a questionnaire we posted. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.27.16

Sunrise at Tilden by @yy

Sunrise at Tilden by @yy

How Berkeley voted: June 2016 primary (Citizens’ Action)
UC Berkeley spends big on renovations to chancellor’s home (SF Chronicle)
Mixed use hotel tower gets approval in Berkeley (SF Business Times)
Two UC Berkeley basketball players picked in first NBA draft (Daily Cal)
Peggy Orenstein discovers pain of girls’ hook-up culture (SF Chronicle)
Downtown parklet creates community space (Daily Cal)
Three injured in two days on Grizzly Peak (KRON)
BAMPFA present exhibits of graduate and Cecilia Edefalk (Examiner)

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The Berkeley Wire: 06.24.16

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

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bigger pictureFIGHTING DIABETES WITH POETRY Type 2 diabetes, caused by eating the wrong food and a sedentary lifestyle, is on the rise. It’s also preventable. Now Youth Speaks and the Center for Vulnerable Populations have come together to form The Bigger Picture Campaign, a novel way to get word out about the disease. Tonight, eight young poets will be premiering their poetry about the disease from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way. “This is poetry of provocation, witness, and social justice. We want all like-minded health warriors to be present.” … Continue reading »

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