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The Berkeley Wire: 10.14.14

Morning shadows by Quinn Dombrowski

Morning shadows. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

Chancellor Dirks addresses student-athletes at fireside chat (Daily Cal)
Redwood Gardens seniors protest management of housing complex (Daily Cal)
Berkeley City College hits the big 40 (BCC Voice)
Allston Way construction lengthy, expensive, but worthwhile (BHS Jacket)
Big soda is outspending opposition 10-to-1 to fight soda tax (The Nation)
Column: Free Speech threat 50 years later (USA Today)
Simple, creative Halloween costumes (510 Families)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.13.14

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District 8 candidates share their vision for downtown

Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso
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The race for Berkeley’s District 8 seat, soon to be vacated by City Councilman Gordon Wozniak, is the most competitive of the 2014 election season. Four candidates are vying for the post: George Beier, Michael Alvarez Cohen, Lori Droste, and Jacquelyn McCormick.

The Downtown Berkeley Association recently sent a set of questions to the four candidates. They mostly focused on their vision of the downtown, although one asked about the city’s finances. We publish their responses below:

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.10.14

Golden orb spider and fly Photo: Alex Madonik

Golden orb spider and fly. Photo: Alex Madonik

Centenarian graduates Haas School of Business (Daily Cal)
Friends remember Berkeley carjacking victim (BANG)
Voters to decide controversial downtown zoning measures (BANG)
Eat, study, love: being abroad in Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Bears are back in Berkeley (Cal Bears)
Has free speech become a dead dogma at UC Berkeley? (Daily Cal)
Teen accused of setting bus passenger on fire close to plea deal (ABC)
BART apologizes after tearing down Big Soda ads at station (SF Weekly)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.09.14

Photo: Richard S. Muller

Photo: Richard S. Muller

UC Berkeley student charged in rape case (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley: 3 men arrested in early morning assault near campus (BANG)
Candidate for state superintendent visits UC Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Central Bay Area Y announces support of soda tax (BANG)
Meeting held on city employees’ complaints of workplace discrimination (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.08.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.07.14

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Color Progression, October 5. Photo: Daniel Parks

Orthodox shul in Berkeley hires female clergy member (J-Weekly)
3 UC Berkeley professors honored with National Medal of Science (Daily Cal)
Soda tax showdown heads for ballot in San Francisco, Berkeley (CSM)
Berkeley author weaves a tale of Oakland history in latest novel (BANG)
Berkeley Patients Group turns 15 with deals, party, art (EBX)
Photos: Student inventors do battle at Cal Hacks (UCB)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.06.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.03.14

Grizzly Peak sunset. Photo- Kathy

Grizzly Peak sunset, taken on Oct. 2, 2014, by Kathy

Berkeley police investigate sexual assault reports at fraternities (ABC)
Tension over soda tax bubbles over in Berkeley (KTVU)
UC Berkeley launches new mobile parking payment system (Daily Cal)
Hundreds gather in Berkeley for free-speech anniversary (SFGate)
Berkeley City Council considers open government policy changes (Daily Cal)
The Birks of Berkeley (Daily Clog)
A Barcelona-style dinner pops up in Berkeley (EBX)
Review: Jennifer Koh dazzles at Berkeley Symphony (Mercury News)

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.02.14

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The Berkeley Wire: 10.01.14

California autumn. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

California autumn. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

Berkeley’s Le Bateau Ivre uses crowdfunding to try to stay afloat (Daily Cal)
Berkeley man fatally shot outside Oakland nightclub (Co Co Times)
Berkeley versus Big Soda (East Bay Express)
Downtown development key to Berkeley council races (EBX)
Pho-nominal pho places to try around Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Berkeley again sets stage for car-free recreation (Co Co Times)

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Op-ed: We trust officials to spend soda tax money wisely

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In “Beverage companies donate $800,000 to fight soda tax,” an article published on Berkeleyside on Sept. 22, 2014,  Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the No Berkeley Beverage Tax said that amount of money was needed because the entire Berkeley City Council is supporting the soda tax, and “extraordinary measures are needed to fight their moral authority.”

Pamela Gray, who is a volunteer for the Yes on Measure D campaign, laughed when she read that line. In an op-ed published today on Berkeleyside, she asks: “Who truly cares about the future of Berkeley’s children? The Berkeley City Council or the American Beverage Association? … Continue reading »