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The Berkeley Wire: 07.17.14

Share the Road by NRubin8. Taken on July 15, 2014

Share the Road by NRubin8. Taken on July 15, 2014

BAMPFA: Halfway point for UC Berkeley’s new art/film museum (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley: A look back 75 years ago (Berkeley Voice)
Cal sports great Earl Robinson passes on (CoCo Times)
Cal interim Athletic Director on the job (CoCo Times)
Berkeley appoints chief resilience officer (Patch)

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Op-ed: Berkeley restaurant is approved: Let’s let it open

Comal's owners are planning to open a new restaurant at 2635 Ashby, but may be delayed by a lawsuit. Photo: Google Maps
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Last year, the owners of Comal restaurant in downtown Berkeley applied to the city to open a new restaurant in the Elmwood neighborhood. Community meetings were held, the proposal was vetted by the city’s zoning board, there were public hearings, as well as an appeal. Ultimately, the plan was given the go-ahead.

Then a group called the Elmwood Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit against the city and the restaurant’s owners, claiming that Berkeley violated environmental laws when it made a “negative declaration” that determined the new restaurant, at 2635 Ashby Ave. near College Avenue, would not create significant noise, parking or odor problems.

April Gilbert, who has lived in the Elmwood for eight years, and Berkeley for 40 years, had never heard of the association. In an Opinionator piece published by Berkeleyside, she argues that this small group does not represent her, nor, she believes, the many local residents who support the idea new restaurant. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.16.14

Gilman St. skate park by Avi

Gilman St. skate park by Avi

Places of worship in Berkeley for many religions (Daily Clog)
Los Cilantros restaurant in La Pena Cultural Center is a find (Express)
Tilden Little Farm and merry-go-round back in business (CoCo Times)
Bringing Burning Man to Berkeley (Express)
Family mourns 18-year old Berkeley woman slain in Oakland (Inside Bay Area)
Cal grads try and save Peace & Justice program (Express)

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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SLASH DENIM Slash Denim at 2840 College Ave. has reopened its doors two months after a smoky fire damaged the inventory. The store, which sells high-end denim, is adding a mix of vintage clothes from its vintage store downstairs, according to owner Carla Bell. She opened Slash Denim eight years ago and the vintage store 35 years ago. The denim store will still carry new jeans, but will expand its vintage Levi collection, she said. On May 7, a light fixture fell from the ceiling and set part of the wall on fire, said Bell. Two people from the 7-11 store across the street spotted the flames and ran to a nearby fire station. The fire department responded at 4:20 a.m. and quickly extinguished the flames. Slash Denim held a 25%-50% off sale for two months while it was fixing the store, said Bell. The store was not insured, said Bell. … Continue reading »

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

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Photo: Sandy Friedland.

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.15.14

Full Moon Rising by Ira Serkes

Full Moon Rising by Ira Serkes. Taken on July 12, 2014

Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley will have to reduce spending according to report (Daily Cal)
Oakland slaying victim, 18, recalled as being full of promise (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley allows homeless to remain under Gilman Street overpass (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Rotary honors Judy Heumann and Ed Roberts (Daily Planet)
Missing UC Berkeley student found safely (Daily Cal)

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Announcing Uncharted 2014: 2 days spent with the great thinkers of today to find out what’s coming tomorrow

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Today, Berkeleyside announced the initial speaker line-up for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014. Among those headlining the festival are Nobel prizewinner Randy Schekman, Pulitzer Prize composer John Adams, marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier,
social psychologist Claude Steele, author Adam Mansbach — as well as dozens of other “dangerous thinkers.”

Uncharted, which takes place on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, aims to bring participants together with some of the world’s great thinkers for two thrilling days of discussion, debate, and workshops designed to engage and inspire. Much more than a series of lectures, Uncharted is a festival of ideas.

Uncharted is offered at a fraction of the cost of other “ideas festivals.” Right now, those who register to attend can save $100 over 2013 prices.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.14.14

Ripple. Photo: Ron Rothbart

Ripple. Photo: Ron Rothbart

Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind (Mercury News)
Demolition sought to replace Grocery Outlet with mixed-use project (Daily Planet)
18-year old woman shot and killed in Oakland identified as recent BHS grad (Tribune)
Why do so many Cal alums take a career detour into the kitchen? (California Magazine)
Pro-tenant slate chosen for Berkeley Rent Board race (Daily Cal)
The East Bay’s coffee scene gets big jolt (San Francisco Magazine)

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.11.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.10.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.09.14

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Where in Berkeley?

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The Berkeley Wire: 07.08.14

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