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The Berkeley Wire: 08.15.14

Berkeley Marina speed limit. Proceed with caution. Photo: Steve Gumina

Berkeley Marina speed limit. Proceed with caution. Photo: Steve Gumina

With water scarce, should campus lawns go dry? (California Magazine)
Hack the Campanile bells and win $700 (Daily Cal)
Gavin Newsom seeks reform at Cal and other UC schools (California Golden Blogs)
Cal to sell slightly used instruments (Mercury News)
Arraignment for man accused of stabbing woman on bus (CoCo Times)
Visit UC Botanical Garden for relaxing and learning (Lodi News-Sentinel)

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Bites: Cask, Café Underwood, Fieldwork Brewing Co.

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Openings, closings…

CASK ON COLLEGE IS OPEN Berkeley has a new upmarket liquor store with the opening of Cask at 3185 College Ave. (pictured above). We told you in March about plans by Future Bars, the group behind San Francisco cocktail bars Bourbon & Branch and Local Edition — as well as the forthcoming Tupper & Reed cocktail bar in the old Beckett’s space in Berkeley — to take over College Avenue Wine Spirits & Deli. The deed is done and, as Tablehooper reports, Cask on College is now up and running. Cask says it specializes “in curating a selection of hard-to-find, unusual, esoteric, and generally tasty wines, spirits, beers, and mixers, along with some interesting books and bar tools. We try our best to select only the best products that we can find, and we offer you our assurance that our buyers have tasted or used every product before they hit the shelves.” Connect with the business on its website and on Facebook.Continue reading »

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Ashby Avenue in Berkeley to close 2 nights for road work

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The stretch of Ashby, a state highway, will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. It will be closed the same hours from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to a Caltrans statement.

Caltrans will also close one lane in each direction from Interstate 80 to San Pablo Avenue from Monday, Aug. 18, to Friday, Aug. 22. Those lanes will be unavailable to drivers from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.14.14

Jewel Lake, Tilden Park. Photo: Kirk Thompson

Jewel Lake, Tilden Park. Photo: Kirk Thompson

A look back: 4 Berkeleyans die in transcontinental rail derailment (Tribune)
Berkeley family camp events to mark Rim Fire anniversary (Co Co Times)
Berkeley community briefs (Contra Costa Times)
Can Berkeley become 1st city to recycle 100% of its garbage? (Take Part)
Historic hotel opens one year after 3-alarm fire (Daily Cal)
Berkeley residents to vote on soda tax in November (Fecima)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.13.14

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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.

Photo: Brad Johnson.

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.12.14

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Swing time. Full moon rising with Bay Bridge in foreground. Photo, taken on Aug. 10, 2014, by Ira Serkes

Developers halt plans for downtown hotel pending initiative (Daily Cal)
New Berkeley lights spark mixed reaction (KTVU)
Deputy by day, writer by night, now at The Marsh (CoCo Times)
Berkeley progressives dodge bullet (Berkeley Reporter)
HUD official to join city planning faculty at Cal (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley Council votes to give free marijuana to the poor (Washington Times)

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Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

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BLUE NOTE MUSIC After 21 years of service, Blue Note Music, at 2556 Telegraph Ave., is closing down. The store specialized in high-quality new, used and vintage guitars and amplifiers. Workers at Blue Note were trained musicians dedicated to selling — and repairing — quality guitars at discounted prices. The store’s hours were reduced a while back and business has been slow, according to the owner. Employees will still work on an appointment-only basis from an unspecified location on Seventh Street. Tel. 510-644 2583 (Hat tip: Steve Taylor) … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.11.14

Stay hopeful. Photo, taken at Sundays on Telegraph, by Pete Rosos

Stay hopeful. Photo, taken on Aug. 3, 2014, by Pete Rosos

Townie: Berkeley’s new neighborhood hangout (Bay Area Bites)
Cal students say ‘no thanks’ to offer of Council seat (California)
Earl Cheit, Haas visionary campus leader, dies at 87 (Daily Cal)
Cal’s water conservation methods called into question (ABC 7)
Berkeley cookie company’s secret ingredient: A Jewish mother (J Weekly)
Birdman jazzing up Oakland neighborhood (SF Chronicle)
Cal football presents The Grind, where we have a drone (Golden Blogs)

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9 Berkeley stories you won’t want to miss

A West African happy hour has launched in downtown Oakland at Bissap Boabab. Photo: Bissap Boabab
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New LED streetlights produce light, but a lot of heat as well
Animal activists smash windows of family-owned Star Grocery
It’s a drought: Cal and Berkeley try and curb water use
Downtown initiative halts plans for new $100m high-rise hotel
Berkeley installs first permeable pavers downtown Standoff in West … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.08.14

Blackberries are arriving! Photo: Carter Tomassi

Blackberries are arriving! Photo: Carter Tomassi

Downtown initiative could kill plans for $100m Berkeley high-rise hotel (SF Biz Times)
UC Berkeley tennis coaches were just on Mythbusters (Daily Cal)
After push for student district, no student files to run for Berkeley City Council (Daily Cal)
Finding the best chocolate ice cream in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley student robbed near Parker, Hillegass Thursday morning (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.07.14

Goats at Berkeley Lab. Photo- Daniel Parks

Ermahgerd, Gerts! Photo, taken on July 31, 2014, by Daniel Parks

DA upgrades charges in pedestrian death to felony (KTVU)
Berkeley celebrates National Night Out (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley takes steps to curb irrigation run-off and water use (KQED)
A guide to UC Berkeley for parents, visitors (Daily Clog)
Local muslims look to sky, smart-phones, to know when to fast (KALW)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.06.14

Market Musicians2 by Gina g10. Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2014

Market Musicians2 by Gina g10. Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2014

Students build a chicken coop, and envision city of the future (UCB News)
The hunt for Berkeley’s best mac and cheese (Daily Cal)
Downtown ballot initiative question heads to court (Inside Bay Area)
Los Cilantros: Splendid carnitas platter (SF Chronicle)
Car burglary case leads to stolen motorcycles (Mercury News)
Marine fights for his Afghan interpreter and his family (California)

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