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The Berkeley Wire: 05.19.15

Tamalpais Steps, Codornices Park by Carter Tomassi

Tamalpais Steps, Codornices Park by Carter Tomassi Nicholas Dirks on new “Autobiography of an Archive” (New Books Network)

Nicholas Dirks on new book, “Autobiography of an Archive” (New Books Network)
Birds & Bees: W. Kamau Bell, Kadijah Means on racism (This American Life)
East Bay lawyer makes domestic abusers pay (Express)
Readers rejoice: Bay Area Book Festival to open in Berkeley (UCB News)
Restaurant review: How does Tigerlily rate? (CoCo Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.18.15

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Berkeley taxpayers pick up the tab to send police officers to out-of-state funerals

The Police Department’s Honor Guard was in attendance, in new uniforms recently purchased by the department. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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Berkeley taxpayers picked up much of the bill for two police officers to fly to New York City in January to attend the funeral of an officer who had been killed in the line of duty, according to an investigation by the Oakland Tribune.

Berkeley paid $850.60 for lodging and meals for the trip, plus 40 hours of paid work time, according to the Tribune. JetBlue provided free plane tickets.

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan justified the expense to the Tribune, saying it boosts morale for police officers from one jurisdiction to show their support for officers in other cities who have been killed.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.15.15

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

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JAZZ ON FOURTH Sunday marks the 20th annual Jazz on Fourth festival, which benefits Berkeley High School’s jazz program. The free festival has raised nearly $200,000 for the program over the last 19 years. In addition to the BHS Jazz Ensemble and combos, Fourth Street will be bopping with Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz Band with Kellye Gray, blues from Terrie Odabi, and salsa with Edgardo & Candela. Fourth Street merchants donate major gifts for a gigantic raffle, and the street will be lined with activities (you can visit Berkeleyside at our booth). There’s beer donated by Trumer Brauerie, and free photos courtesy of Photolab. Jazz on Fourth, Fourth Street, noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 17. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.14.15

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Op-ed explains community college is no easy path to Cal

Berkeley City College celebrates 40 years in business starting this weekend. Photo: Tracey Taylor
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When Adena Ishii read a Facebook rant against community college transfers to UC Berkeley, she was determined to set the record straight.

Ishii transferred from Berkeley City College and Moorpark Community College to UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She’s now Program Coordinator of BCC’s Transfer Service Community, and in an op-ed on Berkeleyside’s Opinionator, she makes a powerful case for the path she and many other students follow to Cal and other UC campuses.

“Transfer students often face overwhelmingly challenging life experiences, and we don’t all have the same opportunities or privileges that are often associated with freshman admits,” writes Ishii. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.13.15

Busy bees building a new wax structure under the BART tracks near Berkeley Bagels. Photo: lyellnesbitt

Busy bees building a new wax structure under the BART tracks near Berkeley Bagels. Photo, taken on April 27, 2015, by lyellnesbitt

Living room theater builds community in Berkeley (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley, MIT scientists argue over patent rights to gene-editing tool (Daily Cal)
Author to discuss Berkeley and the New Deal (Mercury News)
Downtown Berkeley to host inaugural Bay Area Book Festival (Daily Cal)
Why is Berkeley installing cash donation boxes to help the homeless? (SFist)

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Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley?

Where in Berkeley

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

Photo: Jude Berman.

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: 05.12.15

Passing on religion. Photo: TJ Gehling

Passing on religion. Photo, taken on May 7, 2015, by TJ Gehling

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to address Cal graduates this Saturday (UCB News)
New guide aims to keep New Deal’s legacy alive (UCB News)
Activists hold Mother’s Day action in Shattuck Avenue grocery stores (Daily Cal)
Incarceration to Convocation (Daily Cal)
Berkeley to vote on “right to know” law on cellphone radiation risks (RT)
Berkeley’s best 5 independent bookstores (Culture Trip)
Cal legacy: From the 102-year old matriarch to graduating grandson (California)

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Two op-eds argue Berkeley is going in wrong direction

Hikers taking a break at Dorothy Bolte Park. Photo: gina g10
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The Berkeley City Council will consider tonight the scope of capital projects in the city during the next five years. With Berkeley’s population growing, and new investment flowing in, in the form of apartment buildings and new restaurants around town, residents might expect Berkeley would start spending more to improve its parks, streets and other facilities. But, Isabelle Gaston argues in an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside, capital spending will actually go down, leading to a further decay of the city’s infrastructure. The culprit: the rising cost of employee benefits. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.11.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 05.08.15

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