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The Berkeley Wire: 04.14.15

Marquee for Rasputin Records on Telegraph. Photo: CT Young

Marquee for Rasputin Music on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley. Photo: CT Young

UC Berkeley student charged with peeping with cell phone (SF Chronicle)
Berkeley grad to dance on Campanile’s walls (UCB Newscenter)
UC Berkeley’s top researcher resigns amid sexual harassment claims (SF Chronicle)
Mistakes you are bound to make at UC Berkeley (Daily Clog)
Weed eaters: Accompanying Berkeley’s urban foragers (California)
UC Berkeley alums aim to topple Stanford in the big startup game (SF Biz Journals)
Protests against police-related killings take place around the bay (ABC7 News)

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Op-eds: On park maintenance and misallocated budgets

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In the past few days, Berkeleyside has published two opinion pieces focused on the city’s parks and spending.

Diz Swift, a Berkeley public works commissioner, argued last week that Berkeley does not have the money to maintain all of the city’s parks and other facilities. There is an urgent need, Swift writes, to write “an over-arching, coherent plan for maintaining city facilities.”

“We’re very good at building new things,” Swift writes, “but then we neglect to remember we have to have funds to maintain them. Maintenance just isn’t very ‘sexy.'” … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.13.15

Before sunrise. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Alina 77419

Before sunrise. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Alina 77419

UC Berkeley chief of research exits as sex charges fly (SF Chronicle)
Guggenheim fellowships awarded to 3 UC Berkeley faculty (04.13.15)
Berkeley High on alert following huge street fight (CBS Local)
Brower Center holding its first Earth Day Festival (CoCo Times)
Ian Bostridge goes to war at Berkeley’s Hertz Hall (SFCV)

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Shooting on Shattuck at Ashby sends 2 to hospital

Shattuck Avenue was expected to re-open by around 10 a.m., with one block of Ashby to remain closed, from Shattuck west to Newberry. Photo: Citizen reporter
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By Emilie Raguso and Frances Dinkelspiel

Update, 11:44 a.m. Ashby and Shattuck avenues are now open to all traffic, police report. Read our 8:55 a.m. update below to learn more about Monday morning’s shooting.

Update, 10:25 a.m. Police confirmed at 10:24 a.m. that Shattuck Avenue is now open. Ashby Avenue west of Shattuck remains closed. Police advise motorists to use alternate routes.

Update, 9:43 a.m. One neighbor said police told her Shattuck Avenue should be open in the next few minutes, though Ashby Avenue will remain closed between Shattuck and Newbury Street to the west.

Update, 8:55 a.m. A busy South Berkeley intersection remains closed as police investigate an early-morning shooting Monday, authorities said.

According to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, the shooting took place at Shattuck and Ashby avenues just before 1:45 a.m., and may have involved two vehicles firing at each other.

Two men in their 20s in one of the vehicles were seriously injured, Coats said. Paramedics who responded took them to Highland Hospital for treatment.

The other vehicle was gone from the area before police arrived, and its occupants remain at large. No arrests have been made.  … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.10.15

Walk in Strawberry Canyon. Photo: Wendy Leyden

Walk in Strawberry Canyon. Photo, taken on April 8, 2015, by Wendy Leyden

Op-ed: Development in Berkeley needs nuanced conversation (Daily Cal)
Protesters sleeping on Berkeley streets support homeless (CBS Local)
Weekend planner for those with kids (510 Families)
Column: Just BARFin’ along with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and his staff (Daily Planet)
Photo essay: Berkeley in three dimensions (Daily Cal)
New rock pool sparkles in restored Strawberry Creek (UC Berkeley)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.09.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.08.15

Seaview Trail. Photo: Walking Berkeley

Seaview Trail, Tilden. Photo, taken on April 4, 2015 by Walking Berkeley

Shotgun Players extends run of ‘Antigonick’ (Shotgun Players)
Berkeley votes to support controversial vaccine exemptions bill (NBC)
When UC Berkeley charges private school tuition (East Bay Express)
New college-focused Berkeley store is new normal for Target (SF Chronicle)
UC Berkeley physicians to strike April 9 (Mercury News)

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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: Matt Haber.

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.07.15

After the rain. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski

After the rain. Photo, taken on April 7, 2015, by Quinn Dombrowski

A Look Back: Berkeley’s connection to the great World Fairs (BANG)
Berkeley ranked among top university museums (Los Angeles Times)
Things UC Berkeley students don’t have time for (The Daily Clog)
Cal Day to feature Bandaloop performances (UCB)
Berkeley panel calls for end of ambassador program (BANG)
Hayward, Berkeley schools praised for attendance improvement (BANG)

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.06.15

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.03.15

Clark Kerr campus by William Newton. Photo taken March 31, 2015

Clark Kerr campus by William Newton. Photo taken March 31, 2015

A library made entirely of books at Bay Area Books Festival (Bustle)
Berkeley sales tax increase takes effect after November vote (Daily Cal)
UC Berkeley choruses to perform Bach masterpiece (IBA)
Police respond to hit and run involving 9 vehicles (Daily Cal)
Parents guide to the Gilman district in Berkeley (510 Families)

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

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PIANO RHAPSODY One of the best-kept secrets in town is the music series that UC Berkeley produces at Hertz Hall. Leave the hustle and bustle of life for an hour and listen to world-class musicians perform for free. Today, as part of the 62nd annual noon concert series, two pianists will perform from 12:15-1 p.m. On an Erard piano, Roger Tsui will play Jan Ladislav Dussek’s Sonata No. 24, Op. 61 Elegie Harmonique, Movement and Liszt’s, Three Etudes de Concert, S.144, No. 3 Un Sospiro. Then Jason Wu will perform Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Liszt’s, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6.

WEDDING BLUES The Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley’s longest-running theatrical organization, presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” by Alan Ball, the prolific playwright/screenwriter/producer whose credits include “American Beauty,” “True Blood,” and “Arrested Development.” In short, a man with a twisted sense of humor. A description: “During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.” The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through April 18th, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on April 5 and 12. Tickets are $20 ($15 students and seniors) and are available at here. The play is at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 04.02.15

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